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OMG, TdF bikes have no brakes!

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Pat Clancy
Joined: 13 Jan 2004
Posts: 1350
Location: Manchester, CT

7/25/18 6:37 AM

OMG, TdF bikes have no brakes!

After viewing a clip of Philippe Gilbertís crash, Norah OíDonnell on CBS This Morning, stated that she didnít think the bikes had brakes. Oy.

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Joined: 12 Jan 2004
Posts: 1610

7/25/18 7:46 AM

Maybe they are doing the Tour on Fixies

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dan emery
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 6133
Location: Maine

7/25/18 8:01 AM

Of course

You brake you no win.

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Jesus Saves
Joined: 16 Jun 2005
Posts: 1131
Location: South of Heaven

7/25/18 9:44 AM


Nice, Dan. :-)

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Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 17072
Location: Portland, OR

7/25/18 3:01 PM

They just use the motors in the wheels as a brake by reversing polity to the stator, who needs calipers? {:>

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Joined: 10 Jan 2004
Posts: 1648
Location: SE Pa, USA

7/25/18 6:13 PM

i'm not one to talk, but I've never seen a better example of target fixation. Look at the apex, release the rear brake for a second , and you'r not over the cliff. Google sbn for a shot of how his knee looked today. EEK

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