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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 01-18-06, 07:10 PM   #1
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just another skid thread

skidding with dropped bars; do you get a better skid out of the tops or the drops?

I'm not talking about some fakeass showey skid, but if you need to skid to a stop, where do you like to be on the bars?
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Old 01-18-06, 07:25 PM   #2
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Whichever leaves your center of gravity (right above your belly button on most folks) further back will stop you sooner. Try 'em out for yourself.

Skipping will stop you quicker than skidding though. And some folks even talk about using a hand brake....
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Old 01-18-06, 10:30 PM   #3
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i like to be in the bullhorn/brakelever-top position for stability. but i have no brakelevers.
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