Hi people - I'm 60, live in NYC and have been riding the same Colnago 10 speed for the past 22 years. Yesterday my wife bought me a Mercier kilo tt for my 60th. b'day - maybe she's trying to kill me, huh? Anyway, what a difference between fixed and free wheels. I don't have a free wheel cog and am trying to learn how to stop on "command" with no brakes. I have read about different tecniques but need some more explaining. Can anyone tell me in a concise fashion how to learn the tricks? I would really appreciate it before I kill myself. Meanwhile, last night I put on a front brake and took it for a ride. Yes, it helped a great deal but I still want to learn the proper tecnique. Help guys. Thanks and nice to meet you Bike Forum!