Old 03-08-13, 04:38 PM
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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
In a pinch, you can just jam in a piece of gravel to hold the lever closed. Used to do that often when I was doing loaded touring.
Some ATV's have a little flipper that you can slide into that slot once the lever has been pulled all the way back to the bars to act as a parking brake. Something like that would be sort of neat for a bicycle.

I've done the wristband (AKA Livestrong band) trick around the lever. If you double it over around the bars and bring both "ends" around and slip them both over the end of the lever it's a pretty good parking brake. Or one of those velcro ankle bands works well too after going around twice.
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