Le 'Rapidement'. Bored tracker.

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Wildebeest90210, Feb 4, 2016.

  1. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer Supporter

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    At first glance I thought you were making a joke, like the old warning not to use the front brake (ever) because it will make you crash.
    Then I saw that you were making an appropriate response to the "superfluous rear brake" comment. :beer

    I have seen many a rider tip over at very slow speed because of touching the front brake. :muutt
    I'm sure I've done it too but hopefully not for many years.
    Front brake is very important for slowing down, but not for low speed maneuvering.
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  2. Scrivens

    Scrivens Long timer

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    One of my bikes is a hexhead BMW R1200R with combined braking which is a PITA when manoeuvring at parking speeds as touching the rear brake can lock the front wheel.
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  3. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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    Well I once dropped a bike when touching an overly sensitive rear brake in a U turn - the bike just stopped dead...and I fell over. No one saw it...so now only the whole world knows.
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  4. Kai Ju

    Kai Ju Long timer Supporter

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    The world according to ADV...to paraphrase the title of the John Irving novel.
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  5. Wildebeest90210

    Wildebeest90210 Long timer Supporter

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    I've been doing a bit on this when I have the time, this is where we are now;
    Bike actually belongs to the current Mrs Wildebeest as part of a sponsorship/investment deal for more Banshee funding so it really needs to be sold. I'll ride it once, I think that will be enough!!
    Been sorting the drive out
    with a couple of ally plates and rubber gaskets, I'm copying the original set up which bolts up through the spokes.


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    And the sprocket adjusted to suit


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    Pedal side was spaced out by welding a single speed to the guts of another one stripped down.

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    And roughly all together. Needs rear brake sorting next.


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  6. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Moving right along at a snails pace. Thanks for the update.
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