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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 02-20-07, 01:08 PM   #1
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brake vs no brake? stop crying like a puss.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OH5W1Z23wPg


1. freewheel+ no brake
2. bianchi pista. stfu um, everyone.

just for a little perspective.
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Old 02-20-07, 01:14 PM   #2
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You are a bit late with this one, but ted shred is def awesome.
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my roomate did this for a few months, i'm pretty sure out of pure laziness. he said he didn't want to buy a brake. the idiot is fine, but his shoe collection is pretty beat. he finally got a coaster brake wheel a few months ago, and now he goes through tires a little slower.
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Old 02-20-07, 01:16 PM   #4
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You are a bit late with this one, but ted shred is def awesome.

late or not is not the point. BF is getting boring with the back and forth thats been happening. this is just to say "get over it"
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Old 02-20-07, 01:16 PM   #5
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Old 02-20-07, 01:56 PM   #6
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i don't get your point
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Have you guys seen this crazy video?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLpAsTf3cPo
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Old 02-20-07, 02:28 PM   #8
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lets turn this into a mirror of the video thread
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Old 02-20-07, 05:59 PM   #9
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OH5W1Z23wPg


1. freewheel+ no brake
2. bianchi pista. stfu um, everyone.

just for a little perspective.
Yeah, like everyone else said, this is really late. Me and a friend tried ted shredding it down some hills one night when we were bored. And than I got to thinking, it's a pretty stupid idea in the city of SF where hills are ruthless. But to each his own, coaster brakes are way more fun than sliding your shoe over the back tire. But yeah, I agree that the brakes debate has gotten overly redundant, but it's ironic because this exact thread is redundant too.

That other video is nice though, reminds me of Kevin Bacon...
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Old 02-20-07, 06:03 PM   #10
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shoes are more expensive than brake pads.

cool? sure.

for me? nope.
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Old 02-20-07, 06:07 PM   #11
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the guy said: ''this is the jam''.
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checkered vans, chrome pista, brakeless freewheel, perfunctory scratches and blends (mashups). So unique, so progressive, so zzzzzzzzzz....
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thats like watching someone cut off both their hands and then be all proud when they figure out how to write with a pen stuck up their nose. pretty stupid.
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Old 02-20-07, 09:37 PM   #14
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lets turn this into a mirror of the video thread
+ Funny
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i think skidding like ted shred is a skill every fixed rider should have at their disposal. you never know, its a great e-brake.

disclaimer: I know the "this is the jam" dude.
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Old 02-20-07, 10:07 PM   #16
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Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh........
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i liked how he said in the vid re: his music influences that "this was before hip hop..." in other words, he wasn't inspired by hip hop derived artists, rather, he came up with scratching completely on his own. a little bold methinks...
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no he was saying he heard a mash up before people were spinning mashups, so that's why he does them so much. he's not saying anything about scratching and he's not even saying he came up with it, just that he heard it happen by chance before people started doing it on purpose. he says nothing about starting before anyone else did.
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halfway thru the vid, i started asking myself if this was serious or a joke.
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Old 02-21-07, 02:45 AM   #20
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oh. my god are you jerks a buch of standardized test failing bunch of individuals. i already admited that i was late on this. the whole idea...........oh hey, this is the internet. i am the ass hole this time.
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Old 02-21-07, 07:19 AM   #21
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thats like watching someone cut off both their hands and then be all proud when they figure out how to write with a pen stuck up their nose. pretty stupid.
and be able to go out and buy some new hands anytime they want, they just don't
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Old 02-21-07, 08:14 AM   #22
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i think skidding like ted shred is a skill every fixed rider should have at their disposal. you never know, its a great e-brake.
i've never tried it, maybe i should. but it strikes me as a bit harder on a fix than with a freewheel. with a fix you're going to have to initiate a skid as soon as you put your foot to the rear tire - otherwise, i think it would be pretty hard to stay on the bike with your right foot on the rear the wheel trying to stop it and your left foot pushing your body up and down since the crank is still moving.

it would take some practice.
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Old 02-21-07, 08:33 AM   #23
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thats like watching someone cut off both their hands and then be all proud when they figure out how to write with a pen stuck up their nose. pretty stupid.
Like that time the guy climbed the mountain when he had all the food & women he needed down at the base, pretty stupid IMHO
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I agree with 128 about the Ted-skid being an important skill. I rode brakeless for a month or so, until the ****ty chainline on my old Crosscheck resulted in a dropped chain on one of Phoenix's very few real hills. I thought I was a goner until I remembered seeing the video of Ted skidding at some race or another. It slowed me down enough that, when the chain finally rotafixed around the cog and locked the rear wheel, the resulting fall was not too bad.
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checkered vans, chrome pista, brakeless freewheel, perfunctory scratches and blends (mashups). So unique, so progressive, so zzzzzzzzzz....
ahhaha this thread got better for the posts I missed. brakeless freewheels are common are they?
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