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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, 11:21 PM   #1
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just learned how to skid

so i was reading a thread at work today about learning to skid by not unweighting the back wheel, and it got me thinking i should try to learn how to skid on my commute home

i just put my weight forward, locked up my feet at 3 & 9 and after a few tries i got the hang of it. for a while i couldn't stop laughing. i can't skid very far before i risk falling over, but it's a lot of fun. if anyone's interested, i did it on dry/damp pavement, running 46x16, using toe clips and straps.

so now i am going to enjoy a celebratory beer, and my mark v gets a sip.
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Old 01-19-06, 12:09 AM   #2
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so now i am going to enjoy a celebratory beer, and my mark v gets a sip.
hell..my Mark V and I will join you.
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welcome to the joy of buying new tires every other week.
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