Nobody wrote:Don't know either. Must be an old law though.mikesbytes wrote:â€¢ For bicycles with cantilever brakesâ€”a safety device is fitted to prevent the stirrup cable from touching the tyre.
Refers to cantilever brakes (ie. not V-brakes). Cantilever brakes are still about on some road bikes and the same safety issue - a broken brake cable resulting in the straddle cable being stretched across the tyre tread - is still a risk, particularly nasty if it's the front cable that parts.
Easily solved - front light/reflector bracket or front mudguard fitted.