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This site from How Things Work, by Lou Bloomfield, provides an explanation of why it can be hard to stop a bike with the rear brakes alone.  The site contains a description of how friction and torque produce a rotation of the bicycle that makes the rear brakes ineffective.
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Motion, Forces, and Energy
- Applications of Newton's Laws
- Rotational Dynamics
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Access Rights: Free access Has a copyright or other licensing restriction. bike, brake, force, friction, pressure, rotation, tire, torque, traction Metadata instance created November 7, 2006 by Ann Deml Apr 23, 2010 by Lyle Barbato November 7, 2006
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