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    first ride on the track bike w/no hb

    Excellent. Can't believe how nimble the bike is. It was a short ride as it was snowing just a little and I didn't have that much time, but I just had to take my bike pictured below out for a spin. Flipping into the pedals was a little different than I am used because you can't just coast and flip them up, but it wasn't that big of a deal. Braking with legs is interesting. It reminds me of skiing for some reason. I didn't get a chance to skid, but just hammered to stops. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, so I just headed out into the city and road with the traffic. Not a long ride and no real hills to speak of. It was great. Had a damn bus behind me part of the way, but it wasn't that bad, but I was thinking to myself... if figures. Anyway, I am pretty stoked about the ride and can't wait to get out on it again when the weather gets a little better. Sure got dirty, but gotta ride it!

    Just had to share it with you all that have been so helpful and cool... well for the most part. lol


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    Hopefully you didnt T-bone a car on Forbes like Kevan!

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    OMG, every time you ride brakeless Mother Teresa is raped in her grave.

    Glad you like the ride though. Wait till your quads pump up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AfterThisNap
    OMG, every time you ride brakeless Mother Teresa is raped in her grave.
    Dang, that ***** gets ****ed more than little Timmy on ice skates!

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    Welcome to the cult. We don't wear blue jumpsuits, but tattered shants and black zippered hoodies. Yours are in the mail.


    ...isn't it fun?

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    Thats bike is DOPE
    More pics?
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    a good reason to form a demolition derby, for fixed gear bikes and the fools who love them.

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    How is it more nimble without a brake? Is it just that you don't think about the brake therefore it seems more nimble?

    Nice bike as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinnyland
    Welcome to the cult. We don't wear blue jumpsuits, but tattered shants and black zippered hoodies. Yours are in the mail.


    ...isn't it fun?
    I have been known to wear a skin suit or full wool kit at times
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    Quote Originally Posted by shogun17
    How is it more nimble without a brake? Is it just that you don't think about the brake therefore it seems more nimble?

    Nice bike as well.
    I don't think he is claiming that brakelessness makes his bike nimble...just that his brakeless track bike is nimble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12XU
    Hopefully you didnt T-bone a car on Forbes like Kevan!
    Nah, nothing really crazy happened. Don't know how big or steep of a hill I can handle, but I can't wait to try. I guess I will make sure there is room to stop. I really can't wait to ride this bike and it is snowing right now and the roads are covered. All I have is a POS mountain bike that should really be thrown away. Every part on it is messed up.

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    Senior Member h_curtis's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by skinnyland
    Welcome to the cult. We don't wear blue jumpsuits, but tattered shants and black zippered hoodies. Yours are in the mail.


    ...isn't it fun?
    Yeah it is killing me not to ride it right now, but my apt is way too small to ride in here and my landlord may get a little pissed if I try. I can't wait to ride it when I have more time to really get crazy on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shogun17
    How is it more nimble without a brake? Is it just that you don't think about the brake therefore it seems more nimble?

    Nice bike as well.
    This was already addressed, but dang dude, you must have had a few drinks. Having no brake makes it more nimble? That is pretty funny though. Maybe that few grams difference makes a difference. lol

    Enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fixxxie
    Thats bike is DOPE
    More pics?
    Dude, just look in like, any thread for the past 2 weeks. That bike is all over this site.
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    the bagina is the frame and the fork is the wangola. The wheels are the ass nipples.

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    Senior Member h_curtis's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fixxxie
    Thats bike is DOPE
    More pics?
    Posted some pics in another thread, but here are a few others. I never get tired of looking at it. I am stoked!




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    How's that Audi treating you?

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    i think what shogun17 was assuming is that this was your first ride on the bike after removing the brake, rather than your first ride on the bike (that happens to have no brake). so he interpreted your ride report as being all the things that are now different now that you don't have a brake. i thought the same thing at first too, but once you talked about the difficulty of getting into the pedals i knew you were new to fixed gear all-together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonechilling
    How's that Audi treating you?
    Good, do I know you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by h_curtis
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    internet stalker!

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    Sheldon Brown's posse shogun17's Avatar
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    ah sorry, I thought he meant it was more nimble now that he had taken the handbrake off (assuming he previously had one on)

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    It took me forever to figure out what "hb" meant in the title. Head band? Heart beat? Harbl? Half-breed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeroplane
    It took me forever to figure out what "hb" meant in the title. Head band? Heart beat? Harbl? Half-breed?
    Yeah, I keep reading it as 'handlebars'.

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    Glad you like it, just sounds like you are trying to run before you can walk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jim-bob
    Yeah, I keep reading it as 'handlebars'.
    Yeah me too. Damn quick steering without handlebars just hanging on to the stem
    Quote Originally Posted by sefb222 View Post
    a good reason to form a demolition derby, for fixed gear bikes and the fools who love them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiemafia
    Dude, just look in like, any thread for the past 2 weeks. That bike is all over this site.
    Ok Ok so Im a Tard.....
    Haven't been in as much lately with being busy here and getting ready for the big move and all.
    Quote Originally Posted by sefb222 View Post
    a good reason to form a demolition derby, for fixed gear bikes and the fools who love them.

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    Bikes for tall people always look goofy to me.

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