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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 05-08-07, 05:25 PM   #1
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Skid Stopping?

I recently converted my old bianchi to fixed gear, and so far its sick, but does anyone have any advice on how to skid stop (and yes, I know it wears down your tires) all advice is welcomed
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Old 05-08-07, 05:34 PM   #2
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Old 05-08-07, 05:40 PM   #3
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soak your tires in oil

or gasoline

then skid through a flaming hoop

problems solved
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Old 05-08-07, 07:44 PM   #4
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put your nuts to the stem, push down w/ back foot pull up w/ front. presto.
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Go ride in the rain
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lean forward

lock legs

Practice

I thought it was bull **** when someone first told me, but now I look back and realize how true it was.
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Just get waaaaaaaaaay out over your front wheel and lock your legs. That's it, that's all it takes.
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You must first drink excess amounts of pbr tallboys. Then, you must ascend the looming beer can mountain and meditate atop it on the zen of riding a fixie on the streets. 3 months later when you come down from your lofty perch with that ironic mustache that says "I don't give a ****!" you are ready to become one with the skid.
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how the hek do you bring the back of your bike towards the side - i think it's called fishtailing - supposed to slow u down faster but i'm having difficulties bringing the back towards the side.
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You gotta WANT that skid.
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how the hek do you bring the back of your bike towards the side - i think it's called fishtailing - supposed to slow u down faster but i'm having difficulties bringing the back towards the side.
pretty simple, just sort of lean / turn the bike. it's easier to learn in the rain. it's not that practical in heavy traffic, though.

ambidextrious skids are my favorite. half the skid have one foot forward, than the 2nd half throw the other foot forward. add 2 fishtails in that and you're good to go.
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actually, hockey stopping is one of my preferred methods.
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its helpful if you get cut off by a car.
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actually, hockey stopping is one of my preferred methods.
for me it's just a matter of what the situation is. heavy congested traffic, i'd rather skip mostly. hauling ass to the light but having it turn red before i can make it through on a decent street, the hockey stop works for me.

skip stops while turning in a zig zag motion do it for me too...
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