The front quick release was not being used properly.
The front brake was completely useless, and the back brake wasn't much better.
And it wasn't locked.
So I asked Son#1 whose bike it was, and gave the owner a card, telling him to bring the bike to the shop and I would Safety Adjust the brakes for free. He was a little sceptical. But he came in anyway. Unfortunatly the brake cable was broken, and needed a part, so I wasn't able to do the work for the "Free" that I advertised, but I didn't charge him for labor. He was safely on his way for $5.00.
What is a Safety Adjustment you ask?Well, it's simple really, If I can make the brakes work without replacing any parts, it's an adjustment: Tighten Cables, Move pads, adjust spring tension, etc.
It's a service I provide to neighborhood kids free.
Stop by or call for details, or with questions.
Until next time,
keep the rubber side down