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One brake lever for front and back brakes...

Discussion in 'Adaptive and Disabled Cycling' started by Cal44, 28 Oct 2015.

  1. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah Staff Member

    Barmy in Barming
    Depend's how much effort kids put into it. But they would have to use a lot of length strength to do a skid.
    Kids soon get the hand of it though.
  2. Milkfloat

    Milkfloat Veteran


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8N0beEYB11U

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hK6g56xtnIY
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  3. OP

    Cal44 Well-Known Member

    Coaster brake does look quite good....thanks for bringing it to my attention and for the other options on the dual levers everyone.
  4. 13 rider

    13 rider Veteran

    I believe Dame Sarah Storey rides on the road with a one lever system which operates both brakes back first then front a split second later so there is a system out there but I can't help more sorry
    Last edited: 28 Oct 2015
  5. 13 rider

    13 rider Veteran

    Try this link www.cyclingfans.com/node/19317 if not I searched dame Sarah storey bike set up .interesting vidio showing one lever set up for this years tour of britian
  6. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry non-contributing ex-member

    3/4's of the adult bikes in cph have coaster i.e. back-pedal, rear brakes and thus only one lever.

    Don't underestimate how irritating it is not to be able to set your pedals as you want them by back pedalling a bit when at a standstill when you aren't used to coaster brakes.
  7. What's cph?
  8. uclown2002

    uclown2002 Veteran

    I'm guessing Copenhagen
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  9. Copenhagen?
  10. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry non-contributing ex-member

    the one that isn't sthlm ;)
  11. uclown2002

    uclown2002 Veteran

    Clearly Stockholm
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  12. Ah, sorry, don't know anywhere outside L.
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  13. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Staff Member

    I've cycled one a couple of occasions with an approximately 10 year old with only the one arm, she had a nice light bike which made it easier to manhandle with one hand when she was off the bike.
  14. ColinJ

    ColinJ Hillfinder General

    Leeds? :whistle:
  15. There's only L and not-L. Leeds is in non-L.
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