- Homemade, CNC'd balance bike – much progress!
Stevied Jnr is getting pretty good on the bike now so have decided that she needs to learn how to stop using brakes. I’ve made some adaptors and fitted an XTR rear brake with XT brake lever.
Managed to reduce the reach on the lever by making a spacer to sit inside the adjuster barrel. Should be good for her little hands now 🙂
Brake lever £5, v-brakes £3Posted 3 years ago
Only asking because when I was a motorcycle instructor, I had a student who was great on a bike except she never used the front brake. Transpires that she had a field bike as a kit but her dad took the front brake off “because it’s dangerous”. Took a lot of work to get her past that.
*I am not a parent.Posted 3 years agopeabrainMember
I put a front brake on my son’s balance bike, and I actually think back may have been better. He rides a pedal bike really proficiently and can come down fairly steep stuff with just the front brake, standing on his pedals with his weight back.
However on the balance bike the front brake tends to tip him a bit forward as his weight is on the seat.Posted 3 years ago
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