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Cycling notes: the pros and cons of braking with the heel – archive, 26 October 1896

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From the Guardian archiveCyclingCycling notes: the pros and cons of braking with the heel – archive, 1896

26 October 1896: The Guardian’s cycling column looks at braking methods, avoiding saddle accidents and the introduction of a special ladies’ tyre

Tue 26 Oct 2021 00.30 EDT

Apropos of my statement last week that “a rider never has complete control of his machine when coasting”, CG of Pendleton, writes as follows – “I find I have perfect control without a brake at all, in this way. The feet are on the rests on the front forks; if both heels are pressed inwards simultaneously they grip the rim of

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