Sunday, July 24, 2011

Fixie tanpa brek bukan untuk jalan raya


Fixie tanpa brek bukan untuk jalan raya

Dari awal tahun lagi, anak jantan seorang aku itu sudah kerap kali menyebut keinginannya untuk memiliki Fixie. Tambahan sepupu-sepupunya sudah pun memiliki.

Untuk makluman, Fixie adalah basikal bergear tetap dan tiada freewheel yang mana pengayuhnya (paddle) sentiasa bergerak bersama dengan roda.

Fixie asalnya sukan Basikal Trek dan diadakan dalam Velodrom. Fixie dalam sukan Basikal Trek ini mirip Perlumbaan Motosikal Speedway yang berlumba dalam litar berbentuk bujur (oval) yang menggunakan hanya satu gear kelajuan dan tanpa sistem brek. Samalah dengan Fixie dalam Velodrom yang berlumba dengan hanya satu gear kelajuan dan tanpa sistem brek. Untuk memberhentikan pergerakan roda (membrek), pengguna perlu menggunakan kekuatan kaki menahan pergerakan pengayuh.

Oleh sebab itu aku amat berat hati dan mungkin tidak akan membeli Fixie ini kecuali dipasang dengan brek.

Dalam beberapa forum internet ada yang mencadangkan untuk keselamatan agar Fixie ini dipasang dengan brek. Bagaimanapun ramai pemiliknya enggan berbuat demikian dengan alasan tidak nampak “cool”

Berikut adalah beberapa penguatkuasaan peraturan berkaitan brek di negara-negara maju. Harap pihak berkuasa Malaysia mencontohinya demi keselamatan pengguna jalan raya.

Agak amat ketara sekarang ini penjualannya dan penggunaan di atas jalan raya tanpa pemasangan brek amat berluasa.

United States — The use of any bike without brakes on public roads is illegal in many places, but the wording is often similar to "...must be equipped with a brake that will enable the person operating the cycle to make the braked wheels skid on dry, level and clean pavement..." which some have argued allows the use of the legs and gears. The retail sale of bikes without brakes is banned by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission – but with an exception for the "track bicycle" (...a bicycle designed and intended for sale as a competitive machine having tubular tires, single crank-to-wheel ratio, and no free-wheeling feature between the rear wheel and the crank....).

UK — The Pedal Cycles Construction and Use Regulations 1983 require pedal cycles "with a saddle height over 635 mm to have two independent braking systems, with one acting on the front wheel(s) and one on the rear". It is commonly thought that a front brake and a fixed rear wheel satisfies this requirement .

Germany — All bicycles are required to have working brakes on both wheels, as well as reflectors and bells. In Bonn a local court accepted that the fixed-gear mechanism was suitable back brake, but high-profile crackdowns specifically targeted fixies in Berlin, in an attempt to control what police described as a "dangerous trend"

Australia — In every state, bicycles are regarded as vehicles under the Road Rules. By law, a bike is required to have at least one functioning brake.

New Zealand — By law all bicycles must have a minimum of "...a good rear brake..."—and those made since 1 January 1988 must also have "...a good front brake..."

France — To be approved for road traffic, a bike must have 2 brakes, 2 lights, numerous reflectors, and a ringer. However the laws are rarely enforced, and the sight of all kinds of non officially approved bikes is quite common.

Denmark — All bicycles are required to have working brakes on both wheels, as well as reflectors and bells.

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3 comments:

Faizal Rahman said...

Remaja kat Malaysia ni suka ikut2, masa ke Melbourne baru2 ni bersepah org bawak basikal, dari remaja ke dewasa ke org berumur. Bawak dalam bandar. Berbasikal untuk menjaga persekitaran bukan sbb tak mampu. Ada nampak sekali shj yg pakai fixie itu pun perwatakannya lain, golongan hipster yg selalu buat pasal.

speedrider said...

saya setuju dengan bang man

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