One-Armed Cyclist Fined For Having One Handbrake

Posted on July 3, 2014

… not all ableism bike hacks run as smoothly as we intend.

Take Bogdan Ionescu for instance. He thought, one arm, one brake (he also has a backpedal foot brake). A German cop thought otherwise.

$34 later, he was on his way. Only his breaks were perfectly legal. So after some back and forth he got a refund, but not without having to deal with police officers who enjoyed throwing their weight around. Compassionate Policing this is not. 

Read more here.

What Others Are Saying

  1. Mary February 12, 2015 at 11:01 am

    I know this is probably the least of your concerns but I’ve been reading some of your postings and you are obviously an educated and thoughtful person. Okay, this next part is whispered in your ear, ( it’s brake).
    That’s it. Please carry on your good work. I signed the petition.

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