Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - Help! New to FG.need opinions/suggestions..
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08-08-08, 01:07 AM
Hello fellow BFSSFG members,
I really need help with this chainring and cog matching thing....currently i am riding a 42/16 and its hard for me to skid stop, I have taken a look at brown's and rabbit's gear chart and it confuses me..... my legs aren't weak (for those of you who are going to imply that, have been running track for 4 years now as a sprinter/CC/Hurdler)
Current gearing: 42/16
Terrain: flatland/minor hills
08-08-08, 02:11 AM
search function FTW
08-08-08, 02:23 AM
yeah i have used the search......but even though i try the technique my tires feel very grippy to the floor..
could it be the tires(michelin dynamics) or the gearing?
08-08-08, 02:29 AM
step 1: take off your brakes (if you havent already)
step 2: ride down a very steep hill, preferably with a stop sign and busy intersection at the bottom
step 3: balls to the stem
trust me... you will skid.
08-08-08, 02:32 AM
ill try that later one when i get more experience......
for now how about a flatland with a brick wall in front of me?:thumb:
08-08-08, 02:44 AM
Find some gravel or a dirt road. Or some wet grass. Practice there. If you fall, it won't hurt as much. Plus, there is far less friction involved. Once it clicks how to lock up your rear wheel, move to the pavement.
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