Originally Posted by inkyfingers
O.K. JAFO I'll tell you, but don't look at me like I'm weird or something. The pedal is strong when pushing straight down on it, but will bend sideways with much less pressure. Some riders connect a cable between the brake pedal and the frame to keep weeds, sagebrush, ect. from getting caught between the pedal and frame and bending the crap out ot the pedal. I don't see many doing this but it's good insurance in my opinion.
I can remember seeing Kawi ,Ossa and Hodaka brochures showing short chains between brake and gear shift levers to the frame.
Like you said....it keeps the brush from jamming the levers! It was an idea developed during the days of the 1000 bike desert races, in the early 1970's!!!! Great Days indeed!!