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Tips on braking link

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by Tynan, 24 Feb 2008.

  1. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Been a googling about for bit and bobs and found this a useful read, nothing earth shattering but thorough and well written I though

    and get the very final tip, yikes


    apologies for those been there seen that done it
  2. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

  3. mr Mag00

    mr Mag00 rising member

    Deepest Dorset
    i hardly ever use my front brake on the road:sad: is that wrong?
  4. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    depends how fast you need to stop I suggest, the back is good for locking the back wheel in my experience, not a great deal else in a need to stop really nowish moment

    I rather liked that site for all sorts of things, seemed to be pitched to my level of not a complete idiot

    Going to be tackling the Seven Sisters Hill tomorrow on their advice, I get up it in good form but always have nothing left at the top, it is a bugger of a hill though, starts slow, gets fairly steep and then steepens at the end and a gentle uphill for a long while after that
  5. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    I like the "melt" into the tarmac with the twist your bars thing - hmmm more like slam you into it !
  6. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran


    the writer is disarmingly blase about wrecks isn't he?

    it worked for me
  7. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    On a bike your eyes are the 1st brake: the actual brake is in your hands...
  8. I'd agree with some of it, but pulling-on the brakes every 30sec or so when riding in the rain to keep the brakes dry ? Maybe something done on steel rims in the 70s...

  9. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    absolutely yenrod but sometimes it just happens surely and pushing it a bit in traffic means increased risk

    and a car waiting to pull out can do so at any moment, eye contact/road position/highviz/lights notwithstanding

    he doesn't say pull on the brakes, he's says clear the rims of water, I do that, if nothing else you can judge what sort of stopping power you can expect, as the author says, no-one has the same stopping power in the wet as the dry surely?
  10. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    ooo, and some tips on audaxing

  11. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Dull :thumbsup:
  12. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    I thought it was amusing, so sorry to have traumatised you
  13. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Hmm, I only ever use my front, never the back or at least only rarely.