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.