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Old 12-24-2009, 02:27 PM
Nougat Nougat is offline
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Location: Montgomery, IL
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Default Re: First build : Need a bike to build on.

My problem with having a clutch and brake handle together on the left side is that if I need to do an emergency stop, I must pull the clutch, else I'll kill the motor and lock the rear wheel, making an already emergency situation even worse. This makes whatever brake handle I have there in conjunction with the clutch all but useless, because I wasn't able to pull them both at the same time, at least not consistently enough.

I know that not being able to brake each wheel separately carries its own risk, but my calculations are that a dual-pull is safer for me, in my setup, where I ride.
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