So, the argument against front brakes always bugs me, and I see it crop up whenever cruisers are involved.
*leans back in her rocking chair and takes a sip of prune juice* When I was taught to ride, I was taught 70 front 30 rear. Now I know a few things have changed since, numbered lane positions, etc, but I'm pretty sure my rear brake'd rust off if it weren't for hills and the odd emergency jolt to the system.
So here's a recent example of everyone blaming the front brake on a lil accident I can't wrap my head around. She claimed the rear end slid with the clutch in. Is this a physical difference between cruisers and sportbikes? OR is my horrible grasp of the english language failing me? I don't know the author, this is mostly just example. All the coments were "OMG no more front brake!!" Etc etc! I see this a lot, that people ride every day with just the back brake and say it's safer.
"I was following my friend and he made a right into a parking lot and there was water running down the curb..There was a car behind me that I felt was following to close so I wanted to make my turn cautiously but faster to get out of the cage's way before he or she bumped me.This is a high traffic area and main street.I was geared down to first and held my clutch in! I think my mistake ...was holding that clutch in on that turn with the water running at the curb..My bike started sliding from the back and I went down in the driveway. Thank God I let it down slow and it rested on its floor board ,,My friend is a little wild rider and did not even know I was down as he was to busy hot rodding my 48 down the driveway!! When he seen I was down and I was motioning for him he came fast and almost lost it too!! Thank God he did not..But I was up righted and went on and there was no damage as like I said I held on to the bike and let it down slow..But kicking myself in the ass for this!! I have only been riding six years but stuff like this I feel like I should know better...I also think I had the clutch in and the front brake..
The front brake is not our friend"
(No spelling/gramatical nitpickery please and thanks! ; )