Monday, April 6, 2009

REF:Berlin Cops. Alternative Solution



The Berlin Cops don't apparently like 'brakeless fixies' and that might be bit of a problem as there'll probably be some guys & gals riding real brakeless track bikes at the ECMC 2009. 

Now I don't want to be the problem, I want to be part of the solution. So, problem solved. Thanks to Lauri for suggesting this.

6 comments:

zaumi said...

there is still a problem, when you don't have a hole in your fork for a brake...

Jussi said...

Yes, i realize that. But this is just my personal solution, ;)

Or maybe not.

Alex said...

what's the point of mounting it on the top-tube? the problem isn't a missing handlebar, but a missing brake-hole. :D
by the way, i don't want to sound like a wise-ass or anything, but the german law requires two independently functioning brakes.
a fixed wheel technically isn't a brake. i had this discussion with a cop already, and don't try to fool them into it being a coaster-brake. that will just get them mad. luckily, my cop was a pensioner and couldn't do anything about me riding a brakeless fixed-gear.
i admit, i do not know, if the berlin cops will be satisfied with one brake already, esp. because many freewheel-bikes only have one functioning brake. but if they go by their traffic laws very strictly, you're still gonna be fucked. :/

Jussi said...

My solution was only proposed in order to keep our bikes 'Rad'... or Jackass.

BTW: The German law concerning the bicycle brakes seems to be exactly the same as what we have here in Finland, only it's not enforced here. At least not yet anyway.

Anonymous said...

..and british and Irish laws require to ride brakes "moto style"..

andye said...

Geesh , why dont you just put the
brake on the bars?!