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Old 01-25-07, 10:48 AM   #1
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One footed track standing?!?!?

How do you do it? I've tried learning on my own several times and several different ways and i haven't had any epiphanies on my own so i though i might ask you guys.
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Old 01-25-07, 11:40 AM   #2
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1. Get clipless pedals
2. Put a foot or a hand on the front wheel and use that.
3. Do it on a slight incline.
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why clipless?
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why clipless?
I help you figure it out on your own.

What do you have to do more to do a one footed trackstand?
What do clipless pedals allow you to do better?















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OK...I don't get it. If the purpose of doing a trackstand on the street is so that you can hold your bike at stop without disengaging the pedals then why would you want to remove one foot? You might as well just put one foot down.
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First you get the one footed track stands, then you get the power, then you get the women.
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OK...I don't get it. If the purpose of doing a trackstand on the street is so that you can hold your bike at stop without disengaging the pedals then why would you want to remove one foot? You might as well just put one foot down.
just a guess: for fun?
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First you get the one footed track stands, then you get the power, then you get the women.
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First you get the one footed track stands, then you get the power, then you get the women.
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it helps if you put the heel of your forward foot on your crank arm and the edge of your BB cluster. that way you can balance by lifting or dropping the toes of your forward foot. then either tuck your back foot behind you (hand on your front wheel) or put it on your wheel to keep your balance. you're well on your way to TOTALLY pissing off everyone who hates hipsters.

i really don't recommend doing this unless you really trust your bottom bracket to not get ****ed up. if you get to the point where you've got one foot on the pedal, the other on the front wheel and no hands on the bars, all of your weight is basically on the top of your crank arm. i have no proof that this is really detrimental, but i believe its a strong possibility.

while this stunt might get you some rounds of applause, possibly a free beer, or a slight chance at some make outs, i guarantee you no one is gonna check your bottom bracket for grindy noises when you go to start riding again.

good luck! ...i guess!
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OK...I don't get it. If the purpose of doing a trackstand on the street is so that you can hold your bike at stop without disengaging the pedals then why would you want to remove one foot? You might as well just put one foot down.
And what if your other clipless pedal explodes in a shower of awesomeness while trackstanding at that light and you happen to have a hand on your front wheel?

If you can't trackstand with 1 foot, then what are you going to do?
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one foot trackstands are good when you gotta kick a car and are so raw that you're just gonna stand there cause you know he's not gonna do **** cause you are so raw and how does he know you cant do no-foot trackstands? does he wanna get kicked too? nah, he's gonna sit in that car, you're so raw
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First you get the one footed track stands, then you get the power, then you get the women.
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I help you figure it out on your own.

What do you have to do more to do a one footed trackstand?
What do clipless pedals allow you to do better?

















Aren't you proud of yourself.


One footed trackstand while playing yoyo works fine for me even with clips and straps.
Also works just fine without the foot on the tire - you just strap in.

I still don't understand. Please explain.
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I still don't understand. Please explain.
You really couldn't figure that out for yourself?????

you need to pull harder on the pedal to trackstand one footed. Clipless make it easier to do that. Therefore clipless make it easier to trackstand one footed.
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You really couldn't figure that out for yourself?????

you need to pull harder on the pedal to trackstand one footed. Clipless make it easier to do that. Therefore clipless make it easier to trackstand one footed.
No, you don't need to pull hard at all! It is all smooth balancing! If you pull hard you lose your balance.
Can you do them?
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This thread is worthless without pictures of people falling over in traffic trying to learn how to trackstand with one foot!
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No, you don't need to pull hard at all! It is all smooth balancing! If you pull hard you lose your balance.
Can you do them?
yes, they are a lot easier with clipless pedals. Note I didn't say how hard you had to pull just that you had to pull harder and you can do that alot more easily and smoothly with clipless. Anyone learning is going to end up pulling pretty hard anywayas they rock back and forth and try to keep from falling.
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you definitely have to use both pushing and pulling. what is so hard to understand, 46? Also, when you have one foot out, you're that much more off-center with yourself compared to when it's clipped in, so you need even more pushing/pulling. If you don't like pulling, only try it on an incline and keep pushing.
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you definitely have to use both pushing and pulling. what is so hard to understand, 46? Also, when you have one foot out, you're that much more off-center with yourself compared to when it's clipped in, so you need even more pushing/pulling. If you don't like pulling, only try it on an incline and keep pushing.
Wait, are we still talking about trackstanding?
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OK...I don't get it. If the purpose of doing a trackstand on the street is so that you can hold your bike at stop without disengaging the pedals then why would you want to remove one foot? You might as well just put one foot down.
Duh. To look cool.
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you definitely have to use both pushing and pulling. what is so hard to understand, 46? Also, when you have one foot out, you're that much more off-center with yourself compared to when it's clipped in, so you need even more pushing/pulling. If you don't like pulling, only try it on an incline and keep pushing.
Why is so hard for you to understand that pulling is no problem with straps?

You certainly do not need to pull any harder than when just riding and there too the strap is sufficient.
(in fact you pull way less)

Clipping out gets me off center? That is absurd. Why would it?
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OK...I don't get it. If the purpose of doing a trackstand on the street is so that you can hold your bike at stop without disengaging the pedals then why would you want to remove one foot? You might as well just put one foot down.
One would have to trackstand one-footed if they only had one foot.
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^^^
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Duh. To look cool.
I've given up on that idea long ago.
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