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    for the brakeless...

    how do yall stop?!

    I ride a track bike, so I already used to not stopping, running reds, swerving all over the place and all dat bang bang..

    but, for this brakeless freewheel ish...'s abit different...I mean...you really only got your feet and hands...so...I just built this BMX bike, and haven't put a brake on it....

    for yall who go brakeless...

    how do YOU stop? like going down a steep hill for example? foot on rear tire? foot on front tire? hand on front tire? feet on ground?

    lemme know, cause I know a lotta yall ride without brakes

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    hand on front tire, always
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    Foot on back tire, who the hell puts their hand on the tire?

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    This has been asked many times before.

    It's all about the foot on the tire or on the ground.
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    Ya'll.

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    No way, jam your foot into the front tire as hard as you can, trust me, you'll stop.

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    mini champs method is the most fun.
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    it's all about the powerslide. what also works good is running into something big.

    seriously tho, i've been brakeless 8 years and would probably have to ask how to stop WITH brakes. bmx bikes are low enough that you can always as a last resort just hop off the dang thing. otherwise, foot on the back tire is win.
    Last edited by sweatpants; 05-20-08 at 07:43 PM.

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    foot in front tire... like mini said, real hard. you'll stop PDQ. at least it always works, unlike brakes.

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    foot on back tire is the brakes i choose for steep downhill speeds. foot on front tire at slower speeds and more level surfaces. but thats just me seems to be easiest.

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    haha word. thats how i roll. too bad you wear down your shoes faster this way.

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    Just hit things... thats how ive been stopping... hit a tree yesterday nearly broke my arm.

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    its always fun to hit potholes and go flying over the bars too. always stop that way. and the pain is a bonus haha.

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    I just wore a hole in my shoe, how should I avoid this. (I go down a big hill from my house to get places)

    Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzbox View Post
    I just wore a hole in my shoe, how should I avoid this. (I go down a big hill from my house to get places)
    Try shoe goo... or the DC's with the different compound rubbers for different hardnesses in different places

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    or you could just go flyin down the hill... in my opinion thats more fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by Street rider View Post
    or you could just go flyin down the hill... in my opinion thats more fun
    Not fun if he deals with stop signs every street like mine

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    Ok, seriously put your foot in the back tire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzbox View Post
    I just wore a hole in my shoe, how should I avoid this. (I go down a big hill from my house to get places)
    1. push your bike down the hill

    2. lock up the tire and skid it. you'll slow down faster and wear the tire instead of the shoes--which is a lot cheaper to replace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Street rider View Post
    or you could just go flyin down the hill... in my opinion thats more fun
    I would except there is a sharp turn at the end and it's like a 45 degree angle hill and cars. . .

    Doesn't shoe goo just glue shoe parts together? It's like a serious hole on the bottom past the rubber First day brakeless too, I need a shoe for each day of the week.

    Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzbox View Post
    I would except there is a sharp turn at the end and it's like a 45 degree angle hill and cars. . .

    Doesn't shoe goo just glue shoe parts together? It's like a serious hole on the bottom past the rubber First day brakeless too, I need a shoe for each day of the week.
    You can use it as a filler it works ok when i usta skateboard and was little i didnt have cash for shoes... and i filled my holes with shoegoo.. lol

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    You just do. End of story.
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    just put on a back brake if your going to be riding in traffic or down steep hills.

    most of these answers are just dumb.

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    That's the point. Maybe he doesn't want to put brakes on. And we were fooling around. It's something we do in the BMX section.

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    My shoe almost has a hole in it to. Foot in back tire or scrape your feet in the ground

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