trailgumby wrote:ColinOldnCranky wrote:Just curious - what is the problem with tri-bars (which I used to use when I was still riding).
Actually tri-bars seem to me to be a bit less common than they used to be.
Brakes. Try getting to them in an emergency when you're on the tri-bars, and see what happens.
It's not unlike like driving a car with brake pedal in the passenger side footwell.
What are Fixies without brakes at tri-bike speeds like then?
Does being dressed well in dark colours with a nice overcoat and stylish brimmed hat score higher? Bonus points for no lights, no bell riding a pretty bike?
Fixie rider cliche in Leederville, no brakes, no lights, dark fashion clothing and hat at speed around a bend with 2 pedestrian entries, an overpass entry, and a crossing from bus/train/PSP access that I'm on.
He locks up fixed rear wheel getting it sideways laying a big black line/arc with a puff of white smoke off the tyre. Very cool and dramatic, but didn't slow down much. Ends up pointing himself towards the oncoming traffic effectively getting around me with just poo in tight burgundy pants (or is that chocolate brown now?), no blood exchanged.