Similarly, a heavy boot is needed on the rear brake.
When cars were first made, they used just rear brakes.
The rear brake is activated by the foot pedal on the right.
Line locks also reduce wear to the rear brakes, a common problem otherwise.
The handbrake had its own set of shoes on the rear brakes.
The bike is balanced by the rider's weight and sometimes use of the rear brake.
Downhill I find that the rear brakes don't work, and the front ones easily lock up.
A detangler is usually only used for the rear brake.
This is an important point because many novices depend on the rear brakes more than they should.
A smaller system was used on the side of the car for the rear brakes.