The Bike Stoppa is billed as a safety device to enable parents to apply brakes to their children’s bicycle. All I can see are some wonderful practical joke applications, but that’s just me. It’s Monday, so I’ll avoid ranting about the ridiculous safety concerns about this device and let you have at it instead.
Hat’s off to Carlton, who said he would mention it on today’s edition of The Spokesmen Cycling podcast. Carlton will also mention the 20th birthday of Mountain Biking UK this month. Carlton has written for Mountain Biking UK since issue #2. In the fat anniversary issue there’s a big Hall of Fame article where luminaries such Gary Fisher, Mike Sinyard, John Tomac, and a load of Brits — including Carlton — are mentioned. A big congrats to Carlton!
You can see a boyish Carlton as he was in 1994 in this video demonstrating leg waxing.
Back to those bike brakes: What do you think of them? Useful? A lawsuit waiting to happen? A product only for overly protective parents? Or a fantastic practical joke?