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I Want One of Those: Safer Bike Brake

Safer Bike Brake

Learning to use hand-activated brakes on bikes can be tricky and dangerous. Too much pressure to the front wheel brake can send the rider flying over the handlebars. A spring mounted at the connection of the brake cable and the hand lever ensures even pressure for non-spill stops. Kyle Betts ’10, Benjamin Meigs ’10, Adam Powers ’09, and Jeff Spielberg ’10 developed the device for ENGS 21: Introduction to Engineering. Their TA was Laura Weyl Th’09.

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Categories: The Great Hall, I Want One of Those

Tags: curriculum, projects, students

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