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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:15 am 
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first time ive heard them called stirrups,, may get missed because of ad wording ;)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Brake-Stirrup ... 500wt_1225


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:28 pm 
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Stirrups is a very old term for brakes. It dates from when bikes used rod brakes like on a trade bike, and the brakes resembled 'Stirrups' used for horse riding. :wink: :D


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:13 pm 
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kermitgreenkona88 wrote:
Stirrups is a very old term for brakes. It dates from when bikes used rod brakes like on a trade bike, and the brakes resembled 'Stirrups' used for horse riding. :wink: :D


i see what you mean :) would lead one to believe the seller is getting on in years :D


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Probably especially seeing as the Stirrups he is selling are getting on for 30 years old thereselves :lol: :lol:


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