Single finger braking
Never been one for single finger braking as it doesnt feel that secure. However after chopping a chunk off my finger last night and this mornings trip to Minor Injury as it was still bleeding, I am wondering if this is the time to learn…
Not going to get a glove over it so could be a bit chilly but thinking some clingfilm might stop it getting too muddy!
Good job it wasnt my ring finger, p20 and I get married in 2 weeks!Posted 4 years agopasstherizlaMember
I’ve got a sizeable chunk missing on the index finger of my left hand which is my braking finger. Never had a problem. I remember my brother bringing the chunk of finger with him ( on ice) to the hospital, the doctor took one look at it and asked my brother to take it away.Posted 4 years agoSTATOMember
Its all about setup, a brake lever positioned for 2 finger braking wont be as useful/comfortable/secure? as if you position it for single finger braking. Put your hand on the bar and move the brake till the tip of the lever sits right, you might need to adjust reach too.Posted 4 years agoIAMember
I’ve been one-finger braking since I moved from cantis to vees, you’ll be fine!
Can’t imagine ever wanting to pull a modern disk brake harder than I can with one finger, can easily lock the wheels.
There’s definitely a rude joke to be made about the shape of that dressing*… 😉
*been there with a fractured thumbPosted 4 years agobelugabobMember
If you set your brakes up specifically for single finger braking, you’ll find it more comfortable. Swap your shifters and levers around, so that the levers are nearer to the stem than the shifters are. You may need to fiddle with the spacing until you get it right, but your index finger only has to line up with the hook at the end of the lever to be able to easily apply enough pressure to stop.
Also, you may want to try these alternatives to cling-filmPosted 4 years ago
belugabob – thanks for the link! They are a good idea!
Ended up leaving the bike at home and walking in the snow on the moors! Will fettle the bike tomorrow and give it a go, even if I dont end up going very far it will be an interesting experiment.
On the bright side, you should get a discount on that Wedding manicure.
Lol – as a stw girl, did think about a manicure!Posted 4 years ago
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