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Riding brakeless - what is the ADVANTAGE?

Old 08-15-09, 11:37 PM
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Riding brakeless - what is the ADVANTAGE?

The coolness factor doesn't count as an advantage.
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Old 08-15-09, 11:38 PM
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street cred brah
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Old 08-15-09, 11:40 PM
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there is no advantage.

That being said, riding brakeless is fun. I've been doing it for the last few days and its fun riding through traffic knowing you have to pay extra attention, but that added excitement is a compromise you have to make because you can't go as fast, its more dangerous because you can't stop as fast, and you have to pay a lot more attention.
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Old 08-15-09, 11:46 PM
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Weight savings for SUPER SPEED
SUPER SPEEDS result in SUPER SKIDZ
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Old 08-15-09, 11:48 PM
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honestly, in the few days i've been riding brakeless commuting(2 miles each way) i haven't skidded once. I've never found it a practical way to stop/slow down in actual traffic.
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Old 08-15-09, 11:59 PM
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1) If someone steals your bike they may get hurt in the accident.
2) No one will steal your bike as it has no brakes.
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Old 08-16-09, 12:01 AM
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Unless they've ridden fixed gear before.

Oh ****.
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Fact: Riding without brakes improves sperm count.
And thereby, a rider's reproductive fitness.
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i'd like to go brakeless but i have a huge ass hill that makes me go 30mph on my way to school. even with brakes, its scary
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It's like graduating out of the diaper dawg, you use your butt to hold in the **** instead of just ****ting your drawers.
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Old 08-16-09, 12:27 AM
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Old 08-16-09, 12:32 AM
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I ride a fixie with out brakes...

Why?

Cuz im a good rider. ANd **** ya, I don't need no mo ****in diapers



No but serisoly, when you get good anough at riding, you can take your training wheels off (meaning your brakes )
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Old 08-16-09, 12:33 AM
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nah **** that I gave up wheels a while ago, that ****'s for squares


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Old 08-16-09, 12:44 AM
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ive never seen a more square bike
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I guess hospitals are happy about an influx of young, relatively healthy organ donors.
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Old 08-16-09, 01:08 AM
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Ive had close calls, but hopefully I don''t die.


You KNOW

If you keep think WHAT IF!??!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

Then the negatves torwards the other end of the arguments will weight out the postitivews ((accordiing to othe people { who live a human life just like u})
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Huh?
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Riding brakeless is dangerous and serves no effectively arguable purpose. Brakeless riders will say it makes the riding more engaging, is just as effective as riding with brakes, and will equate it to a higher state of manliness, ie "brakes are for kids" or "when you grow up you graduate to brakeless" etc etc. Perhaps you might even hear that the lack of brakes is cooler or makes the bike lighter. Aside from that you will get 7 pages of BF members bickering about which is better. Enjoy.
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If we don't feel human pain, then we havn't expierence human life at all.
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Originally Posted by squeegeesunny View Post
i'd like to go brakeless but i have a huge ass that makes me go 30mph on my way to school. even with brakes, its scary
lol
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If we don't feel human pain, then we havn't expierence human life at all.
death by not having brakes doesn't seem too much like feeling pain to me.
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death by not having brakes is a most righteous death brouh
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If you are totally mechanically inept there are no brakes to adjust. Also, if your wheels are out of true there will be no rubbing on the brakes. That being said I ride with brakes......
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Originally Posted by MJH100 View Post
If we don't feel human pain, then we havn't expierence human life at all.


I think my experience of life is genuine enough without crap like this.

I rode brakeless for a long time and sometimes still do, but I've come to like my brake. Comes in handy when unexpected things happens in front of you (extra relevant riding here), and when you're hauling heavy things or live in a hilly area, it's also just really, really practical.
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