it may not be illegal, if it is a motor bike then the answer is yes it is illegal. if its a bicycle then i would say no, but either way it is not a SMART,RESPONSIBLE OR SAFE THING TO DO.
depends on the bike and the brakes. Go to www.parktool.com or www.sheldonbrown.com for more.
if your bike is a u, v or disk brake the cable is probably to tight or if you have hydraulic brakes of any kind your brakes will do this you just have to deal with it
Disc brakes and drum brakes.
any bike store
Well when you slam the brakes on a bike, you move forward because the bike wheels will stop and force will push you forward.
Brakes are designed to stop things from moving, therefore making it difficult to move a bike that has its brakes on.
No. Anything that is not human powered, or in other words has a motor, is illegal to operate upon a sidewalk.
Mechanical disc brakes.
First I'm not at all certain what you mean by "mountain bike brakes", could mean either discs or v-brakes. Either way I'm not sure that either the frame or fork on a BMX would have the fittings required to take MTB brakes in place.
most bmx bikes dont have front brakes now ans if you pedal backward and it has pedal brakes its not a bmx bike
No brakes on anything work because of gravity. Pressure and friction are what stop anything utilizing brakes. On a bike, you pull the brake lever on the handle bar and it pulls the line connected to your brakes. The two brakes pads on either side of your wheel compress, applying friction and thus stopping your bike. The harder you pull, the faster you stop.
THe brakes rarely need to stop. But the brakes can be used to make the bike stop.
Depends on where you ride it. If you're on the road, the law in most places calls for a bicycle to have brakes. If you're in a skate/bike park, it won't be illegal, but if the rules for the park says that you should have brakes then you can get kicked out if you don't have them. If you're on private property, and the owner of the propert doesn't care, then you can do as you please.
Depends on the type of brakes, but most bike brakes would use levers.
The same way you'd adjust v-brakes on any other bike, I'll post a link.
if you squeeze the lever slowly, the bike will brake slowly.
name a bike that does not have back brakes ? :S If it didnt you would go flying like superman off that front of the bike everytime you braked from high speed
Of course it would. Oil makes thing slippery, and slippery brakes won't slow the bike down as well as dry brakes does.
if the bike has one seat, it is illegal because of safety issues, but if it has two seats, it is perfectly fine.
a bike doctor tunes and works to fix bikes, they can assemble bikes, but you should get a manufacture to do that. a bike doctor can put new pads on your brakes, they can, if you have hydraulic brakes they can put better oil and lubricants. They do not however assemble bikes.