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What if....one handed brake fails

Old 05-23-22, 05:47 AM
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Originally Posted by McBTC View Post
sounds better than a decorator brick tied to a rope. Fortunately, never heard of a brake cable breaking.
IT has happen to me but i was lucky i was able control the trike to a stop.
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Old 05-23-22, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by abledbr View Post
IT has happen to me but i was lucky i was able control the trike to a stop.
A wheel is locked up with so much less force than could ever be applied by the human hand even with a lever so, it's hard to imagine it happening except perhaps due to years of corrosion on a neglected bike left outdoors.
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Old 05-29-22, 11:18 PM
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You could learn how to use your foot on the back wheel to stop the bike, I saw it in a video and trained pretty hard to be able to do it. It looks pretty ridiculous, but it saved me not long ago when I had a brake failure on a descent. If you are skilled enough you can lock up the back wheel with your foot. mob4954kr9371.jpg (1242×1485) (redd.it)
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Old 05-29-22, 11:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Wileyrat View Post
When I was a kid, I'd jam my heel against the back tire, it worked.

Due to an unfortunate set of circumstances, I did that same thing accidentally a few yrs ago. My heel locked my back tire up, and I came skidding to a tombay stop, narrowly missing landing on a prickly pear cactus.

It shredded a Rubino Pro to the casing.
what he said. its an obnoxious and kind of stupid skill, but it might come it handy
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