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    Trial Bike Question...

    Wow,

    I have been watching some the 'city' trial bike videos on 'You Tube' and
    they made me wish I was 50 years younger I can't even dream about
    some the moves...

    One thing I could not discern from the videos is how the riders are
    able to keep there feet attached to the pedals...The riders seem
    to be able to hop off of the pedals quite easily but they also seem
    to be able to lift the rear of the bike with ease and also 'throw' the
    bike forward and keep their feet well attached to the pedals...

    Inquiring minds want to know...

    Thanks,

    Jerry

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    It's all in the arms.

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    Who farted? Ka_Jun's Avatar
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    mad skillz. I do not have.

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    Yep, it's all just platforms. The trick is to tip the pedals forward and push backwards against them. Easier said than done.
    1989 Fuji Saratoga
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    If you combine all three responses above, you get one good one (with emphasis on #2)
    “Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... that’s what gets you.”- Jeremy Clarkson

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