Monday, March 8, 2010

Use your front brake only and save more!

I have been using my front brake only for braking for the past 2 years and so far no untoward incidents happen. Since I am riding at an average speed of 20km/hr, stopping my bike is not a problem at all. Ever since I learned this technique from the late Sheldon Brown website, I will not have to replace the rear brake pad for a long long time.



I am a fan of V-brake for its low and easy maintenance. My brake pad normally cost me about RM5-10 a pair. I don't use all those expensive brake pads as I just use "Chap Ayam" (ordinary) rims. Commuting bike does not require all those high performance brakes and rims. So start learning the technique of using your front brake and you could save more!

10 comments:

haslan said...

zan
since you are only using the front brake does that mean you do not install/fix the rear brake at all?
i think front brake only work best if you are riding a fixie
haslan

azizan fixie said...

Lan

I still have my rear brake for my mountain bike but just didn't use it.

For my fixie i only installed front brake coz having a rear brake is considered redundant.

fixedso said...

hehe pkai fixie sudaaa :-D

Jace Barret said...

Yeah, I use my front brakes a lot during my commutes to work. Avoid skidding and accidentally smacking a car or motorbike with my rear wheel. :D

azizan fixie said...

fixedso & Jace Barret

Honestly I didn't know how to skid my fixie so the only option is to install front brake. Even if i know how to skid, I think it's a bit dangerous considering Malaysian motorists is still not use to the presence of cyclists comparatively to overseas. On another note, using front brake would save my rear tire wear and tear as compared to skidding. I just prefer to keep my overheads of maintaining my commuting bike as low as possible.

fixedso said...

Bro..

Join Ride of Silence?
Jommm :-)

mohdhaslanr said...

zan
wah ceter pasal fixie yg sjbike supply to masuk the star dated 19/04/10....

azizan fixie said...

fixedso

InsyaAllah kalau free aku join.

mohdhaslanr
Alhamdulillah special project aku bawa masuk 30 fuji fixie berjaya.

mohdhaslanr said...

zan

ada sebuah lagi fixie kat sjbike warna orange tu engkau punya ke? tayar 700X25C kat mana boleh dapat yer?
apapun tahniah kerana special project engkau tu berjaya dilaksanakan
lepas ni sjbike makin popular la alkmaklum dah masuk suratkhabar...

azizan fixie said...

mohdhaslanr

Yg tu rasa aku Maxxdin punya. Tayar 700cx25 insyaAllah ada nanti. Supplier dah order. Yg ni kira one off project je. Pasni tentu ramai org bawak masuk fixie sebab tau ada market.