no more fred flinstone


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1:41 PM
Nov 10, 2008
well i put in my motor and went for a spin and now know first hand the need for front brakes. after a few hot laps, my wee little coaster brake was smoking. i have seen some classy drum brakes on derringer cycles, anyone know where you can get them or any thing similar? i can get the drum laced in or buy the wheel with it already installed, but where do i start. any suggestions? i need some help boys and girls.
Fred, for a quick easy INEXPENSIVE upgrade, install the generic $15 front center-pull brake, available at your nearest bike shop.

For effective auxiliary front braking, rub the tire sidewalls with both shoes.

That's what Fred Flintstone would do.:cool:
In a pinch for an emergency brake you can stick your foot between the top of your tire and your fork crown.

This will bring your bike to an immediate stop.


(Edit: Never ever do that...I was just joking. You will go over the handlebars, lose your foot or some nasty combination of the two)
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Sounds like something Fred would do, but it actually does work, especially if you have a lot of time to stop.

Not as dangerous as that single-foot-in-the-fork.:cool: