Re: [CR] Stopping fixed-gear bikes

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From: "ternst" <>
To: <>, "JB Froke" <>
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Subject: Re: [CR] Stopping fixed-gear bikes
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2005 09:33:53 -0700
cc: classicrendezvous <>

Remember to get the correct pressure on the tire with the glove one has to press against the inside of the handlebar using it as a fulcrum. At first, it hurts a little, then you toughen up and don't even notice it. Of course one could always wedge a their shoe sole in back of the fork and push down on the tire, too. Ted Ernst Palos Verdes Estates, CA

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To: JB Froke
Cc: classicrendezvous
Sent: Tuesday, July 12, 2005 4:50 AM
Subject: Re: [CR] Stopping fixed-gear bikes

> No, no, no! Grabbing the tires was a sure way to break fingers. We just
> pressed
> our leather clad palms against the tire tread in front of the head tube.
> Doing
> this behind the head tube was another sure way to break fingers. All in
> all, a
> clamp-on front brake is a much better solution for street riding.
> Martin Needleman
> Annapolis, MD
> Quoting JB Froke <>:
>> Youngsters listen up: As it was a long time ago, this discussion has
>> reminded me - and brought a grimace to my countenance - of the time when
>> we had no brakes and used two leather-gloved hands and two awesomely
>> strong legs to slow our bikes. Or was that just a practical joke played
>> on me (constantly a gullible novice) by the seller of my old Olmo.
>> Then, other than five fingers (each) grabbing the tires, the only
>> applied friction was from the tire-savers!
>> JB Froke
>> Pebble Beach, CA
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