“Remember kid…style can get you killed…”
So I don’t have to drill my forks, and because I dont have a machined sidewall! That said, on my other bike which is a conversion I do run a front brake.
Already been mentioned but I do enjoy the challenge and definitely the thrill.
and ma arrospoks give me a double multiplier hipster score
- Bike looks way better
- Its a challenge
- 50 year old roadies everywhere think you are a menace to society
- Punk Rawk ETC
Peer pressure from fixed.org
Also leads to -
- buying a ‘true’ track frame.
- pretending not to like aerospokes.
- shunning conversions.
- never wearing lycra.
- secretlly loving clipless pedals.
i feel like a cheater with a brake on, which makes no sense because i’m cheating death without one.
Omg so true, cept I love aerospokes.
Edit, i meant the one above, posted by drozzy
i have ridden brakeless, but that was with a pretty short ratio so i could easily stop. i wouldn’t feel comfortable riding through peak hour traffic with a reasonable ratio and no front brake, even though i don’t use it that much
interview done / article in process. thank you all for your responses. if you wish to continue this discussion - which is pretty enlightening - pls do so.
Do you think it’s because you ride slower? If at all? These last few weeks I couldn’t fathom riding brakeless to work and back. The hill down past moonee valley rc on a damp road would be terrifying to ride at the speed I do without brakes.
I meant on all bikes. The way i interpret traffic has changed.
But also, yes, i ride heaps slow in the wet brakeless. Frankly, that’s a good thing. Everyone should go slow in the wet. Commuting ain’t no racing.
huh? what do you mean?
you mean the 50 year olds who invented punk rock for you?
(John Lydon turned 54 this year, Steve Jones turned 55, Paul Cook 54, Malcolm Mclaren turned 64, John Ritchie would have been 53…)
Yeah cool. I was just asking as nowdays have brakes on my bikes (getting older? and some veeeery close calls), but I rode brakeless a few weeks back and it rained in the afternoon. I had to ride sooo slow, way slower than I usually do in the wet that it just wasn’t feasible. I totally understand the sunny day recreational brakeless thing, just curious as to the day to day stuff.
Because I love contributing to the police force revenue fund.
Because i ride a track bike on the street and track bikes dont have brakes
I’m not against no brakes, one of my bikes has no brakes. I just find it tiresome to go slower when all I have to do is have a brake installed. I say it’s mainly peer pressure and aesthetics as to why people have no brakes… just my opinion though.