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PostSubject: Reversing brakes   Reversing brakes I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 27, 2014 2:33 pm

Ok, the front brake does somewhere around 2/3 of the braking. The right lever is front brake only. The left lever is both brakes which in theory takes one from around 2/3 braking capacity to 3/3 capacity.

Some riders use hand signals in addition to the various lighted signals on the bike. Hand signals may do nothing productive but a waving arm in addition to lighted signals can't hurt anything. Here in the U.S. that means waving one's left arm which therefore can't be operating the brake lever.

Riders frequently use a couple of fingers to pull the right brake lever while also working the throttle and also giving hand signals.

Why not have the right lever work the combined brakes to get 3/3 of the bikes brakes involved as well as the bonus of somewhat more even brake wear?
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PostSubject: Re: Reversing brakes   Reversing brakes I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 27, 2014 2:39 pm

Would that actually give even wear of front and rear brakes?
Doesn't the front brake take more of the braking-strain than the rear?

I've been known to trail the rear brake when doing tight manoeuvres on the bike so wouldn't want the front one coming on at the same time.
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PostSubject: Re: Reversing brakes   Reversing brakes I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 27, 2014 6:15 pm

Probably not but I said "somewhat more even" wear. I don't know that for a fact, I just "suspicion" it.
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PostSubject: Re: Reversing brakes   Reversing brakes I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 27, 2014 6:18 pm

Understood.  Smile 
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PostSubject: Re: Reversing brakes   Reversing brakes I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 27, 2014 10:48 pm

Add to that a whole new learning curve for old timer riders. :flower: 

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