Adaptive Cycling: Handcycles, Amputee Adaptation, Visual Impairment, and Other Needs Have a need for adaptive equipment to ride to compensate for a disability or loss of limb or function? This area is for discussion among those of us in the cycling world that are coming back from traumatic circumstances and tell the world, "No, you are not going to beat me down!"

What if....one handed brake fails

Reply

Old 10-04-18, 02:06 PM
  #1  
McStumpy
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What if....one handed brake fails

As mentioned in my other thread today, I have a road bike adapted for one handed use. I use a problem solver cable doubler - a short cable runs from brifter to the doubler, with separate cables running to each brake. But Im now thinking....what if the short cable snaps? While going down a hill? Id be in trouble, yes?

anyone have / had the same concern and found a solution? Thanks
McStumpy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-18, 03:28 PM
  #2  
McStumpy
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Or am I worrying about nothing?
McStumpy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-18, 02:43 PM
  #3  
fietsbob 
coprolite
 
fietsbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Posts: 36,150

Bikes: 8

Mentioned: 132 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5224 Post(s)
Exclamation maintenance

You have a great incentive to replace the cables every year ,
to insure they don't fail, while riding, Correct?
fietsbob is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-18, 03:43 AM
  #4  
McStumpy
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
You have a great incentive to replace the cables every year ,
to insure they don't fail, while riding, Correct?
Yep!
McStumpy is offline  
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service