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    Chainless

    I decided to take my chain off today, and see how I liked riding without it.
    The spot I ride at is about half a mile from home, so it took a while to push with my foot to get there, but it wasn't too bad. I rolled up the bank there and rolled back out, the first time I just jumped off the back. The next time I tried to half cab out, and ate **** pretty well. Turns out I use pedal pressure a whole lot for half cabs, and when there's no hub to hook up, I smack into the bars and flip over.

    I got a little better at it, not nearly as smooth as with the chain yet, but it's fun as hell to just roll along the road backwards without having any way of slowing down, and not having to backpedal.

    Try it if you haven't.

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    i like chainless park...helps teach you how to get the most of every pump

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    That's weird... and scary.
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    Ya, chainless isnt easy, i've tried it a few times.

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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    i can't wait until the brakeless FG crowd decides to give this a shot...

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    That would be scary on a big bike.

    I might ride the park tomorrow without the chain, I already can't do much so I might as well give it a shot. But I should finish with my bike, I felt like modding it today so I started to sand off the paint and saw off the brake mounts, just because. I might either clear coat it or paint it a different color, because if you just leave it unpainted it starts to rust in a few weeks doesn't it?

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    I think I'll save a few steps and just go in my garage, pick up a claw hammer, & pound my nuts with it.

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    and why ride chainless?
    oh, I get it, its to crash more sounds like fun to me.

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    It's a challenge, and for ****s and kicks it's fun.

    I broke my chain at the park and said **** it, I can still hit the same lines so I rode without it and tried it a few more times.

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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    Ride crankless its way better than chainless.

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    I snapped my chain tonight so I'm chainless too but not by choice. I developed a nice healthy limp afterward so was in no mood to ride but I just might go try it tommorow just for the h*ll of it.


    Recommendations on a durable chain? Mine was only two months old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZachS
    i can't wait until the brakeless FG crowd decides to give this a shot...
    If I didnt run a front brake, id be all over it. but I do, so my mouth is closed.

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    Chainless is fun...i've tried it a few times. but DUSTIN GRIESS is the master of chainless... as thus.

    http://www.interbmx.com/users/1/imag...s_turndown.JPG

    He STILL DOMINATED while chainless....tailwhips...flairs.....5 taps....everything insane, as usual.

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    Nice.

    I rode street chainless today, partly because I lost a piece from my master link. I might buy a new chain, since mine was kind of smashed up anyway. I couldn't ride some stuff due to not enough speed, and it sure wears you out pushing up hills.

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    You don't really need a master link. Just break the chain together. I did that when i bought my new chain. I did it for the hell of it.

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    It won't fit unless I grind the dropouts out more, which I might do anyway. Or get a half link or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMan2k
    It won't fit unless I grind the dropouts out more, which I might do anyway. Or get a half link or something.
    Buy a new chain and do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMan2k
    I decided to take my chain off today, and see how I liked riding without it.
    The spot I ride at is about half a mile from home, so it took a while to push with my foot to get there, but it wasn't too bad. I rolled up the bank there and rolled back out, the first time I just jumped off the back. The next time I tried to half cab out, and ate **** pretty well. Turns out I use pedal pressure a whole lot for half cabs, and when there's no hub to hook up, I smack into the bars and flip over.

    I got a little better at it, not nearly as smooth as with the chain yet, but it's fun as hell to just roll along the road backwards without having any way of slowing down, and not having to backpedal.

    Try it if you haven't.
    Hahahaha. im going to take my chain off and ride. thats sweet, and hurts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prozakk
    I think I'll save a few steps and just go in my garage, pick up a claw hammer, & pound my nuts with it.
    Haha, yeah thats basically what happened to me when my chain snaped off at the park and i decided to keep riding, haha.

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    Riding without a chain doesn't make a trick harder? If you're at a park you really don't even need to pedal? It mostly just sucks getting from place to place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprintcarblue
    Riding without a chain doesn't make a trick harder? If you're at a park you really don't even need to pedal? It mostly just sucks getting from place to place.
    You probly dont realize it, but it does.
    Try it.
    Youll see.

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    It makes a few harder...like 5 taps, for example.

    And it's like a mind job not to pedal sometimes....

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    it deffffffinatly makes tricks harder.

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    okay, how does no chain make barspins, tailwhips, turndowns, tables, one eighties, threes, five fourties, footjams, rails, ledges or any trick (that obviously doesnt use pedal pressure) harder? give me evidence. somebody prove this to me? dont say "go try it" because I have, and its not any different.

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