In order to ride the Cannonball 14 safely I felt I needed a second brake and preferably a front brake. I spent a considerable amount of time talking with people and measuring every front brake I saw at Rhinebeck. I did not see anything that would fit and look good on a Henderson. I spoke with Kent Thompson and he said his plan for his bike is to use the internal brake with a hand brake lever versus the right heel brake pedal. This made a great deal of sense. I would have a second brake operated with the hand brake lever to make starts on an incline manageable.