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 Post subject: Re: Any odd questions?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:19 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Any odd questions?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:58 pm 
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Robbied196 wrote:
Why are the brakes reversed on European bikes, so left is front and right is rear? It seems natural to have the right hand for the front brake whatever side of the road you are on. Do left handed people reverse their brakes?


I do believe that UK is only country on the planet where front brake is on the right (although I've never ridden a bike in Japan!) and even Sir Wiggo and cronies have front brake left.

and the Barnett Bible sayeth:

"It is normal that the cable from the right lever go to the rear brake....Anyone that has ever ridden a bike with handbrakes expects the right lever to operate the rear brake; it would be dangerous to surprise someone with a bike that had levers set up opposite to the norm"

which leads to the philosophical

What is normal ... if anything?

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 Post subject: Re: Any odd questions?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:06 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Any odd questions?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:23 pm 
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The History Man wrote:
Well I'm normal and every bike I've rid had front right.


Ah - so now we have a benchmark :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Any odd questions?
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 Post subject: Re: Any odd questions?
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 Post subject: Re: Any odd questions?
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 Post subject: Re: Any odd questions?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:39 pm 
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Good to see some answers to these odd questions too!

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 Post subject: Re: Any odd questions?
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 Post subject: Re: Any odd questions?
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