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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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    soak your tires in oil

    or gasoline

    then skid through a flaming hoop

    problems solved
    not a 2ksuck'r

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Aves
    Go ride in the rain
    nuts on stem

    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 put a bunch of vintage campy track parts on your bike and do skids outside her place all day with a trispoke front wheel.

    If that doesn't work, you need to find a more awesomer girl.

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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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    **** you?

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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.
    Save the cheeseburger. Save the world.

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    in time, young grass smoker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jchou701
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by humancongereel
    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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