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Old 04-26-04, 07:47 AM
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brakes or no brakes

how many of u guys out there ride brakeless? if so why.
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Old 04-26-04, 11:04 AM
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I do. I needed a change, and chrome isn't the best braking surface in wet weather. I'll be putting them back on soon.
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Old 04-27-04, 12:05 AM
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There are brake pads you can get for wet weather. I use 990 brakes on polished rims with stock pads and have no problems at all. Brakes though are a good thing. Being able to slow down or stop if needed is always a good idea.
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Old 04-27-04, 02:49 AM
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yer but riding brakeless sorta gives riding a new dimension. liek when u pedal at a big double u no u cant hit the brakes and bail. works for me
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Old 04-27-04, 02:15 PM
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It's not a problem of pads, it's the braking surface of the rim that matters. Chrome, which works wonders when dry and clean, is horrible when moist. Even the best pads for wet weather are incomparable to dry chrome.
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Old 05-07-04, 01:29 PM
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its up to what u like to ride, if u like trails ride brakes so u dont die. id u ride street u may not want to or u can just get a gyro so u dont get hit by a car, dont ride brakeless beacause u think its cool or everyone else does. plus riding brakeless ruins your shoes
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Old 05-17-04, 10:00 AM
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Well my back has crap for brakes, so I took out the back brakes completely. My front brakes are crap too so I can barely stop, Usually feet can stop you, but not when going down hill.
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Old 05-17-04, 06:27 PM
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Well if you are on the SAFE side and need to stop, like if your heading toward a big ditch or somthing car ect! get brakes! But i dont ride with brakes cause it gives me a free feeling when i ride down the high way for some reason and dont like to ajust then ! but thieire should be no real reason to not have them unless you dont want them =P
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Old 05-30-04, 08:44 AM
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i ride brakeless it makes u better cause u have to think about what your doin more
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Old 05-30-04, 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by BadAssBiKer1523
i ride brakeless it makes u better cause u have to think about what your doin more
Riiiiiiight.
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Old 08-08-04, 11:53 PM
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i ride with brakes, otherwise i would eat it more often than usual
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Old 08-09-04, 11:25 AM
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on my flatland bike i do cause i need them for tricks.......on my racing bike (street) i dont
no need
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Old 08-09-04, 03:17 PM
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actually there isnt a single 20" racing sanction that will even allow you on the track (officially) without brakes, so good luck on that one
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Old 08-09-04, 05:40 PM
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i mean races in parking lots and bet for money......i put street tires on it
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