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    Just said to a guy do not ride brakeless, it is no longer cool! Was I right, was I wr

    On ebay, somebody asked if those Roadtopista adaptors that I make are safe for brakeless riding.
    I answered,yes they are safe , also for curb hopping, if well implemented, etc....
    Then I have added:"However, do not ride brakeless! It is no longer cool. And if you break the chain (it happens sometimes) you are in major trouble."

    The guy got pissed off and back answered like this:
    " Right, so you take me for some trend following hipster **** correct? I ask a sensible question and you come back with that. Thanks for your time. "

    I have apoligized to him, however what do you think?

    1) I was totally wrong?
    2) I was kind of wrong, but it is better to have evidence that you are not encouraging brakeless riding, especially if you are selling stuff to those people?
    3) I was kind of right. Anybody asking for brakeless riding gets told, don't. BTW it is no longer cool in 2013...?

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    Magnets, how do they work solipsist716's Avatar
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    In before:

    1.) Cats
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    3.) Complete and total flaming of OP
    4.) Some dude(s) actually taking this seriously
    5.) Thread lock

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    I made similar bolt on dropout converters a while ago, although mine seem a lot better.

    How can you get away with only anchoring it on a single axis? Seems pretty impossible to line it up properly.
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    Riding brakeless is still cool as **** in my book.
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    This thread belongs in the Jackass thread.
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    1) It was me that asked you that.
    2) You're crazy for marketing those janky things.
    3) I'm still pissed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by solipsist716 View Post
    4.) Some dude(s) actually taking this seriously
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    braekless fixies are serious business. it;s true fixie
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    Add a small screw to prevent that thing from spinning.
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    Wow, this thread.



    What are you selling again?
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    I actually just run calipers. Levers are for scrubs.

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    i respect/support brakeless as a lifestyle choice.

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    I'm not brakeless, but I have friends that are, and I totally respect that.

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    I actually just run calipers. Levers are for scrubs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by striknein View Post
    What are you selling again?
    This jank-ass thing.








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    He needs to make it 4-5" taller so he can fix that pesky sloping top tube. That's the REAL problem...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
    I actually just run calipers. Levers are for scrubs.

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    BRB, putting brakes on.
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    Not sure if shilling to boost sales or if serious.

    Either way, you win the January 2013 Championship for longest thread title.

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    Man, those things are ugly. Just get a frame with horizontal dropouts or track style fork ends ffs. Ugly bike too as the demo.

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    I'm more offended by the jank ass fasteners- galvanized grade-2 bolts don't exactly scream "quality". That's just lazy product development- many a turd has been shilled, but never without the proper polish.

    E: Jesus, did you trim the bolts with an angle grinder?

    E2: see it works because the weight of the rider keeps the chain tight and...

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    Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by IthaDan View Post
    ... many a turd has been shilled...
    Which seems to be the object of this thread...

    Quote Originally Posted by IthaDan View Post
    ...but never without the proper polish...
    ...which accounts for the flaming...
    "It's always darkest right before it goes completely black"

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    Thanks, OP. We haven't had any threads about brakeless riding in at least two weeks. We were dying for another one.
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    Conversions are no longer cool

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    Breaks are death.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gganio View Post
    "However, do not ride brakeless! It is against the advice of my attorney."
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    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    Can't stop don't want to.
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