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    Finally got a fixed cog

    Got a Dura Ace cog and lockring from Santa this morning I was pretty stoked (sp?) so I went out and put it on. Tightened it down (greased of course) as good as I could. Then I remembered my front brake was broken (been riding on a freewheel). I was a little skeptical that I would not be able to stop and I would kill myslef, but I went out anyway To my suprise it's not all that hard to stop w/o a brake. I might have it wrong, but to stop you just put resistance on the pedals right? If there is a better way, fell free to post a link or whatever. I'm riding w/ clipless by the way, don't have any toe straps.

    well off to ride, screw grandma's

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    if that is working for you, do that for now, but if you are going to be riding without a brake, i suggest you very quickly learn how to skip (skidding is for show). but yeah, that's the gist of it. and if you just tightened the cog and lockring by hand, get to a shop in the morning and have them tighten that **** down.

    -jason

    edit: gettin' my spell on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xthugmurderx
    if that is working for you, do that for now, but if you are going to be riding without a brake, i suggest you very quickly learn how to skip (skidding is for show). but yeah, that's the gist of it. and if you just tightened the cog and lockring by hand, get to a shop in the morning and have them tighten that **** down.

    -jason

    edit: gettin' my spell on.
    Thanks for the info. Any links on skipping?

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    http://www.63xc.com/gregg/101_1.htm

    read, learn, love. have fun riding. i know i do. that'll teach all sorts of stuff.

    -jason

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    also, get some toeclips or clipless pedals if you're gonna ride brakeless, you're less likely to kill yourself that way.

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    he said he's riding clipless...the last sentence in his post. i would have said that otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xthugmurderx
    he said he's riding clipless...the last sentence in his post. i would have said that otherwise.
    hi, i'm an idiot.

    thanks xthugmurderx

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    Quote Originally Posted by xthugmurderx
    http://www.63xc.com/gregg/101_1.htm

    read, learn, love. have fun riding. i know i do. that'll teach all sorts of stuff.

    -jason
    Awesome. Thanks man!

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    great to hear your set up and loving it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattP.
    Got a Dura Ace cog and lockring from Santa this morning I was pretty stoked (sp?) so I went out and put it on. Tightened it down (greased of course) as good as I could. Then I remembered my front brake was broken (been riding on a freewheel). I was a little skeptical that I would not be able to stop and I would kill myslef, but I went out anyway To my suprise it's not all that hard to stop w/o a brake. I might have it wrong, but to stop you just put resistance on the pedals right? If there is a better way, fell free to post a link or whatever. I'm riding w/ clipless by the way, don't have any toe straps.

    well off to ride, screw grandma's
    you're going to ride and screw grandmas? ewwwwww....

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    Quote Originally Posted by humancongereel
    you're going to ride and screw grandmas? ewwwwww....
    Ohh you know it

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