I guess if you put enough of your weight forward and you have a steep enough hill, you could skid forever:
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But this is not an example of an exemplary braking system, IMO
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…
See? At this rate, this part of Market Street won’t stay beige very long.
Still, a lot of those fixed gear bike riders have no other way of stopping, so That’s How It’s Gotta Be.
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(Guess which mark (nicely modulated, made using disc brakes) is mine…)
Wouldn’t green be a better color?
Is somebody getting ready to try out as a stunt driver for the New Streets of San Francisco? It sure looks that way. Click to expand:
But thank Gaia these tire marks aren’t colored red or blue. Cause we likes our tire skid marks black, and black only, in San Francisco.
Some fixed gear bike riders have it tough because they don’t have brakes on their bikes. So when they have to stop on the bottom of an incline they need to skid their rear tires. This leaves a loooong skid mark on the pavement, as you can see.
Let’s be careful out there:
We’ll close with Morrissey’s thoughts on the matter:
“No brakes, I don’t mind.”