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    Posted: 04 July 2007 at 1:54pm
I was riding my bike down the highway yesterday, cruisin along at about 65mph.  I come up to an intersection where i have a red light.  "ok" i say to myself "ill just apply the brakes and stop."  Wrong.  as soon as a hit the rear brake, the petal jerked violently, and went limp.  now, i am screwed.  my rear brake is completely out, theres cars stopped in front of me, and even worse, cars going through the intersection perpindicular to me.  so i do what any reasonable person would in this situation: cut accross two lanes of traffic, cut off a student driver in the turn lane, run the light and turn off the highway.  Good times.
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gear down?
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i did, but i didnt have enough room for that to help too much

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Press your foot against the tread of the tire. But the pressure application has to be moderated closely, or you'll just wedge it and lock it up.
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Originally posted by Hairball!!! Hairball!!! wrote:

Press your foot against the tread of the tire. But the pressure application has to be moderated closely, or you'll just wedge it and lock it up.

turning 65 mph of kinetic engery into heat through your foot probably isnt a good plan.

 

 

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I'd jump off on the move Tommy Vercetti style.
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Front brake much?
The desire for polyester is just to powerful.
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Originally posted by Glassjaw Glassjaw wrote:

Front brake much?


yeah, but it wasnt enough.  locking the front brake is no fun, and that alone wasnt enough to stop me.
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