On the flevo bike I made the experience that the handle bar is good for emergency stops. When braking so hard that the front wheel is completely blocked you end up standing, holding the bike on the handle bars so it is standing upright behind you.
Does the same apply to the python?
I would imagine, that you will loose control over the bike if you do not have handlebars to hold on to it. The bike might then clatter to the ground behind you or even pass you.
--Berny 01:31, 15 December 2008 (CET)