Pneumatic brakes

mike killay

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After the discussion on merits of cable/hydraulic and also rim and disc brakes, thought you all might like to see this
 
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After the discussion on merits of cable/hydraulic and also rim and disc brakes, thought you all might like to see this
Replace bulb "A" with a switch operating an electric compressor and we have the answer, no more pesky brake pads or discs to fit the wrong way round.
The future is bright, the future is pneumatic brakes.
 

RobF

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sjpt

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I saw a short video once (pre YouTube days) of a bicycle powered by bumping up and down on the saddle. It was being ridden down a bumpy hill so you can guess the effect ...

It was probably 1930's slapstick rather than serious; I'd be very happy if anyone can point me at it again.