Thursday, July 21, 2005

Stupid Bike Engineering #100324987

Road brakes with a quick release that doesn't open up enough to allow the tire to pass through. What's the point?

Road brakes with no quick release are worse, but the quick releases on the most common so-called high performance brakes are like an 18-inch doorway. Technically you can get through it, but you curse the builder every time.

I'm assembling someone's fancy Klein after it was shipped here for his vacation, and enjoying all over again the poorly thought out parts that pass for the best.

Why doesn't the bike industry itself just get out there along the highway and throw things at cyclists?

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