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Tips on braking link

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

  1. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

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    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

    http://www.bicyclesource.com/tips_for_braking_on_roads

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

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

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    Mlehworld
    :biggrin:
     
  3. mr Mag00

    mr Mag00 rising member

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

    Tynan Veteran

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    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!

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

    Tynan Veteran

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    deedy

    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...

    AASHTA
    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/brakturn.html
     
  9. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

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    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

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    ooo, and some tips on audaxing

    http://www.anothercyclingforum.com/index.php?PHPSESSID=7972c58ce670a76c2c1b143b5daf9483&topic=17443.0
     
  11. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member



    Dull :thumbsup:
     
  12. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

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    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.