Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - Sunday, and the switch has been made
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born on a bus
06-11-06, 10:30 PM
Took my SS coastie and turned it into a fix today then spent the better part of the day riding it around, I hit south Brooklyn, the park, and then into midtown for the Weegee exhibit at ICP (which is well worth checking out), and had a lot of fun. I was slower (especially in traffic) than normal, and used that front brake more than a few times, but how do I do short emergency stops? Does it just take awhile to figure out skipping and skidding?
06-12-06, 06:09 AM
Does it just take awhile to figure out skipping and skidding?
06-12-06, 02:17 PM
word, just put the cog on the fixed side of my hub this weekend and did my first commute today. Skidding/skipping is much easier with clips or clipless. Tried w/o this weekend and it's difficult. For e-stops, the front brake is essential especially on a down hill. skidding ain't gonna stop you effectively in those life or death situations.
Clips, plus skipping helps you burn off speed when going real fast.
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