May 24, 2009

You would be surprised…

…how well this extremely stupid idea works. Grinch badly needed the brake levers on my townie, so I gamely sold them to him for the low, low price of $10. Which I spent on beer.

Some of you may point out that it would probably be better to have this death-trap braking system installed on the rear wheel. I agree, but until I can find an old shifter cable long enough, the point is moot.

Maybe I’ll make BSNYC with this setup. The hanging tatters of duct tape (used to “install” a light “system” at one point) should give it some extra curb appeal, not to mention the rusty imitation H-bars or the long-defunt steering damper mount integrated into the toptube.