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    Senior Member Alzonder's Avatar
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    I like the simplisity of one speed bike.

    How do you guys break? On many pictures I don't see any brakes.
    Last edited by Alzonder; 07-01-05 at 11:18 PM.

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    brake?

    lots of folks run a front brake, lots don't.
    if you don't have a handbrake you stop by using your legs to slow the wheels down by resisting the the cranks as they turn.

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    Others don't realize the perilous nature of the track bike until it's too late and suffer the consequences. Many a beginner has been saved by the front brake, while many a beginner wish they had one when it's too late.

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    in the city I aim for cars or buildings, in the country I aim for cows or trees.

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    I am an incurable. delay's Avatar
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    aiming for cows. I should try that.

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    Make it a Single Speed! wasabiboys's Avatar
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    brakes are good...stopping is better!

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    I stop for nothing....

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    i dont think i'm going to put a brake on my fixed gear, i havent seen a need for it yet, i'm doing alright, and i'm being careful

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    i use drunk red sox fans, and a front brake, a deadly combination

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    it's actually really funny trying to explain how to stop on a fixie without "breaks" to people I've found out, they always think that we have a coaster break where we just tap backwards a little bit on the pedal and we suddenly skid. Sorry folks, not that easy.
    Marla, the little scratch on the roof of your mouth that would heal, if only you could just stop tounging it, but you can't

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    I have front brakes and I use them quite a bit to tweak my stops because my gearing's too high.
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    asleep at the wheel fixedpip's Avatar
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    The answers you seek can be revealed by the search and by the fixed gear 101 guide here:
    http://www.63xc.com/gregg/101_1.htm

    Best to ride with a brake and when you don't need it any longer, haven't touched it for a few months, then you can think about removing it.

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    Dismount Run Remount etc. 12XU's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by steaktaco
    I have front brakes and I use them quite a bit to tweak my stops because my gearing's too high.
    Seconded. I value speed more than ease of braking at least at this point in my fixie using career. Later when my knees start aching, I'll drop it down a few gear inches and maybe get rid of the brake. On a side note, I finally can track stand. I didn't realize that you're supposed to look ahead and not down while doing it. It's soooo much easier now after a month and a half of doing it improperly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12XU
    I didn't realize that you're supposed to look ahead and not down while doing it. It's soooo much easier now after a month and a half of doing it improperly.
    You can look down, you just need to look somewhere other than the bike. A shiny quarter on the street, a rock, whatever it is to get your focus off of the trackstand and the bike...

    Wait a min - I don't know that. I never have to trackstand because :

    I stop for nothing!!!!



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