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Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by SCQTT, Apr 16, 2009.
Don't touch the front one, you'll go over the bars.
I don't think you need to worry about going over the bars with a cantilever brake on a bike that long with that much weight so far out on the lever arm. Melting the pads - yes. Popping the tire - definiitely. Stopping - maybe. I'd have some big discs on it with a hell for stout front fork.
You know, now that I've read that, I can't _not_ see Jar Jar when I look at that picture...
That is an Arai drum brake. It is usually set up as a drag brake with a friction shift lever set up to control it. It has as much brake shoe as many sixties motorcycles.
Just clicked on the link. Unbelievably effective. At least, I hope like Hell it is. Kudos to the kid.
I'm an all the gear guy. Get's lots of comments when it is 105 like it was today and I am rocking a full completely unstylish Airflow II prison gray suit but.....I really don't care.
Never got a point of tandem bicycles. Its fun for the first person, but whats the appeal of staring at a sweaty ass of a rider in front of you?
for all pillions.
It doesn't get much closer than this. :eek1
I had a moment like that on my Ulysses one day. Had been riding off road. After probably about a twenty mile ride home I made a right turn onto my street, leaned over far enough to find some mud that hadn't been scrubbed off of the side of my tires, scraped a peg, slapped my foot down and popped back upright. That got my attention.
My friend and his kid were in a truck behind me (dirt bikes in the truck) and thought I was down when it happend. They couldn't believe what they saw.
So, which is it teenagers texting or pirates? :huh
..and you've seen pirates ride less safe than that? Damn. "I'm not even mad, I'm impressed!"
Nope, we're 314 and 636.
shorts check, lane one!
anyone just hear thunder and some frightened horses? Great movie.
True. I would have bet that he didn't recover that. More importanly, how did he get the front that out of shape to begin with? I wondered if the right foot dab was an attempt at saving it or the original cause? He was leaned over more than he was comfortable with, dabbed with his right foor and somehow got out of shape from that. Weird and scary!
Lucky to recover it.
The front end was that out of shape because he locked the front wheel.
I don't think he dabbed. I think his boot was dragged off the peg.
My take is:
Too hot entering the turn, it tightened up more than he planned.
Right foot is hanging off the peg a bit, and is dragged off the peg when he increases his lean angle.
Startled, he grabs more front brake and locks it momentarily.
He must've had the wherewithall to let off the front brake, or he'd have gone down. Probably a fairly experienced rider who just got caught off guard with that particular turn. The fact that there is an oncoming automobile in the turn may have had something to do with it, distracting him for a moment.
I say that the excessive front brake became secondary when the torque on his knee and ankle focused his attention on his leg. That's gonna be sore later. Don't ask me how I know...