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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:23 pm 
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rightyho....was reading somewhere else that having a brake at the back of my tw bent is a bad idea....being my thicky thicky mac thick of the thicky clan could some one enlighten me as to why?


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:49 pm 
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Like a motorbike all your stopping power is in the front end......and you got 2 wheels at the front......


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:54 pm 
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It's mainly rubbish written by americans that ONLY have a rear brake, which is obviously useless. They also speak about fishtailing. I have no idea how they manage that unless they're breaking heavily into corners.

Rear V brake on this:

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the 200mm front disks are *somewhat* overkill! :shock:


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:59 pm 
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so its just down to others being brake mad at speed?hmm.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:24 pm 
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The reason for the lack of rear brake is obvious. Awesome skids. A truely awesome skid can only be done with a NOS white Porcupine, and seeing as the Germans have bought them all up (at highly inflated prices) and are hoarding them for future garage queen projects, a rear brake is redundant.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:46 pm 
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now i want to fit one ......just for the safety aspect...honest..


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:34 pm 
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hand brake turns on those things are awesome fun


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:39 pm 
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footage of said such activity ?does sir have any? 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:19 pm 
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Mr. Gibble, I'm assuming you have each brake lever operating it's own caliper? You know you can do single front wheel stoppies, right?

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:47 pm 
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indeedy ...bubt dx levers look sexy so i had to use both.i did consider using them bmx front brake thingies but thye cold and apathy bug struck sometime in november 2012 and im only just getting over it...heh


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