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Old 02-24-2014, 01:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Good point Old Mechanic! It's fine to put around on a clunker, but if you want to ride in traffic, or at highway speeds, safety is a greater issue. Decent tires and brakes are a must at 65 mph.

I wouldn't endorse this kind of behaviour, but I had a cousin who rode a bike for a couple years with dry rotting tires, no brakes, no lights, no clutch lever, and a truck battery on the back rack (because his charging system was shot). It worked fine on country back roads, but stop and go traffic situations were a little more difficult
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