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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 04-19-05, 06:36 PM   #1
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What a fool I was

Last night I was riding from my girlfriend's place back to my car and I had to stop at a stop light. My balance has been improving, so I figure I'll try to track stand until the light changes. I'm working on it, working on it....and then I realize that I'm actually doing it - a sustained, stable track stand. It was awesome.

...and it was about that time that I realized that my front wheel was jammed in a tire-width crack in the pavement, significantly helping my stability.
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Old 04-19-05, 06:43 PM   #2
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I've actually had the opposite problem - perfect trackstand, roll it forward anticipating the light change, wedge the tire into the crack, have to step off the pedals...
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Old 04-19-05, 06:53 PM   #3
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Wow, generally when that happens to me I end up falling over because I am unable to make slight adjustments in position.
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Old 04-19-05, 06:55 PM   #4
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that's funny. thanks.
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Old 04-19-05, 07:09 PM   #5
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whatever dave.

you're getting better at it and that's what matters. in a week you'll get it down solid, and in a month from now when you're a super hardcore rider you will have entirely forgotten about why it was so hard in the first place.

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LOL. That was good.
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hey just some advice. don't try to do it all straight up, i recently found that leaning more to one side and putting more pressure on one pedal is solid as a rock for me. practice in a lot.
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hey just some advice. don't try to do it all straight up, i recently found that leaning more to one side and putting more pressure on one pedal is solid as a rock for me. practice in a lot.
If you lean the top tube against one leg, it works better. For some reason clamping the tube with your knees seems to make no-handers easier, too.
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