Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:32 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 88 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 5:05 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sun May 29, 2011 2:13 pm
Posts: 81
this is getting boring and im done with arguing on the internet, i liken it to taking part in the special olympics there is never any real winners.

cheers ladies, :wink:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 6:15 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Fri Sep 25, 2009 3:22 pm
Posts: 419
Quote:
i liken it to taking part in the special olympics there is never any real winners.

What a f*cking twat you are.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 9:42 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2011 2:07 pm
Posts: 419
People here are actually concerned about your safety and you act like a test. Nice one.

Keep safe mate, do pop back and let us know how the reconstructive surgery goes.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 5:22 pm 
MacRetro rider
MacRetro rider

Joined: Fri Feb 09, 2007 4:16 pm
Posts: 8658
Try a coaster brake.
Not fixed anymore so technically ilegal if no front brake fitted but you keep the aesthetic looks of no cables/calipers/levers and you have easy rear wheel locking power brakes.
Not a good suggestion but a better than leg power alone braking suggestion :wink:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 10:50 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:54 am
Posts: 332
Location: Middlesbrough
steve86 wrote:
this is getting boring and im done with arguing on the internet, i liken it to taking part in the special olympics there is never any real winners.

cheers ladies, :wink:


Jesus :roll:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 2:03 am 
Devout Dirtbag
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:04 am
Posts: 125
Location: Gambling between amber and red at some traffic light...
If this could happen on a closed road during a race with professional riders riding bikes with brakes... not trying to be sarcastic or anything and i truly mean this; good luck out there mate.


Attachments:
485837_424260564268914_213743258653980_1458896_1961833744_n.jpg
485837_424260564268914_213743258653980_1458896_1961833744_n.jpg [ 178.43 KiB | Viewed 710 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 10:22 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:10 pm
Posts: 70
steve86 wrote:
i know its not the safest option, but i and prefer the look of the bike with no brakes. so thats how its staying.
cheers for the opinions though


It is a nice looking bike steve, but bear in mind that although it's your bike, they're not your roads. You don't just share them with motorists behind their crumple zones and bikers in their body armour either. You share them with other cyclists and pedestrians. If a child runs out between some cars (which you would be totally unable to anticipate by "reading the road") and you clatter them because you can't brake, I suspect that your explanation that you didn't fit brakes because you didn't want to ruin the look of your bike will cut very little ice with the parents, let alone the police.

Fit some sort of stopping mechanism for yourself sure, but do it for everyone else as well.


Last edited by flimflam_machine on Thu May 10, 2012 12:01 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 10:55 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:46 pm
Posts: 962
Location: Montpellier, France
flimflam_machine wrote:
If a child runs out between some cars (which you would be totally unable to anticipate by "reading the road") and you clatter them because you can't brake, I suspect that your explanation that you didn't fit brakes because you didn't want to ruin the look of your bike will cut very little ice with the parents, let alone the police.



Very, very well-put.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 11:09 am 
rider | rBoTM Winner
rider | rBoTM Winner
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:42 pm
Posts: 5132
Location: Wakefield, Yorkshire
Rich34 wrote:
flimflam_machine wrote:
If a child runs out between some cars (which you would be totally unable to anticipate by "reading the road") and you clatter them because you can't brake, I suspect that your explanation that you didn't fit brakes because you didn't want to ruin the look of your bike will cut very little ice with the parents, let alone the police.



Very, very well-put.


Basically what I said on the first page - and it didn't get through then :roll:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 3:50 pm 
r.B.o.T.M. & P.o.T.M. Winner
r.B.o.T.M. & P.o.T.M. Winner
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 11, 2010 1:41 pm
Posts: 2449
Location: Plymouth, UK
Im amazed this thread is still rumbling on. If the guy wants to kill himself for sake of aesthetics let him. There are better cycling things to talk about in my view.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 88 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: fossala, larrytx01, Maca and 29 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group