Re: Re[CR] Fixed Gear Braking


From: "John Pergolizzi" <jtperry@worldnet.att.net>
To: <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <003201c2eca0$e7943ed0$f118480c@D1KBTP11> <3E75F3BE.8C08F825@earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: Re[CR] Fixed Gear Braking
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2003 14:04:26 -0500


Sorry Chuck for my mis-reading. I missed You, but I'll aim again. Heh,heh. Seen allot of much sicker guys then me, mostly N.Y.C. bike messengers, delivering in mid town Manhatten traffic w/o brakes. Certainly not what I advocate. Theory will sudenly be over run by reality. ciao, GianTindaro Pergolizzi 48x17, the magic gear SoCal.

Chuck Schmidt wrote:
> Sorry John, but you missed my point.

Had everything to do with riding
> a track bike (no brake) on the road, instead of riding a fixed gear road
> bike which includes a front brake.
>
> Modifying your riding style because you can't effectively stop in an
> emergency situation without a brake? Sounds good in theory; everyday
> reality is something else.
>
> Key point: I'm not willing to ride at a slower pace because I can't stop effectively.