Brake Recall

Maybe you ride a fixed gear and think you don’t need brakes.  Please reconsider.  If you have properly designed, manufactured, installed and maintained brakes, they are at the same time pro-choice and pro-life.  Feel free to use your legs to stop as often as it is convenient or fun, but it is sometimes wonderful to give a lever a squeeze and stop more quickly.

I feel bad for the company that produced the recalled brakes described here (not to mention their customers).  The recall is not described on the company’s website (that I can find).  Disclosing a recall is surely difficult, but not disclosing it would be harder still (for me).  Maybe carbon fiber brakes are not such a good idea.

Yours with eyes open and hands over my brake levers (and now thinking ties are a good idea for casual bicycle rides),

Randy

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