You know, I think they went and changed VC 21201 on me. It used to talk about being able to make your rear wheel skid, but now:
“21201. (a) No person shall operate a bicycle on a roadway unless it is equipped with a brake which will enable the operator to make one braked wheel skid on dry, level, clean pavement.”
I’ll have to look into this.
Here we have a bike with no rear brake on McAllister. (I know what you’re thinking, but this bike isn’t a fixie, it freewheels.)
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Not exactly safe, IMO, but not necessarily illegal either, apparently…
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