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Old 11-20-07, 06:50 PM   #1
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Nose Wheelies

I'm working on this trick, any tips? The only thing I've found to make it easier is a super tight front brake and risers. I guess bullhorns might be even easier.
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Old 11-20-07, 06:53 PM   #2
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Old 11-20-07, 06:54 PM   #3
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Last month in Vancouver I saw a guy on a road bike do a nose wheelie up to a red light. It looked seriously rad.
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Old 11-20-07, 06:56 PM   #4
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otherwise known as endo's, noob
an endo and a nose wheelie are not the same thing.
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an endo and a nose wheelie are not the same thing.
+1

For an endo, honk on the brake hard, or run into something. Riding out of it is key here, usually backwards.

For a nose wheelie, watch this video backwards from about 2:41 to 2:31. To be fair, a brake would help get it started, though he doesn't have one

http://www.ridebmxmag.co.uk/blogs/ef...ie-on-this-vid


Nose wheelies on road/tarck bikes probably aren't the best idea.
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Old 11-20-07, 07:25 PM   #6
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an endo and a nose wheelie are not the same thing.



He's right but nice try, genericbikedude.


Maybe go ride your bike more?
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Old 11-20-07, 07:42 PM   #7
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It doesn't take too much effort to do an endo without using a brake on skinny tires if you're clipped in. Just a little bit of commitment and not too much speed.
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Old 11-20-07, 07:56 PM   #8
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stop pedalling at the top of a hill.
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Old 11-20-07, 09:22 PM   #10
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He's right but nice try, genericbikedude.


Maybe go ride your bike more?
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it's a matter of fulcrums, the fulcrum being your front hub. balance the weight of you and your bike on it.

the concept is simple. the practice is harder.
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Old 11-20-07, 09:44 PM   #12
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oopps, I am wrong. track bike tricks are still stupid though.
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it's a matter of fulcrums, the fulcrum being your front hub. balance the weight of you and your bike on it.

the concept is simple. the practice is harder.
Yeap.

I tried 'em for about an hour today and managed to do two that were about 8 squares in the sidewalk (maybe 15'-20'.) I ended up angling my risers forward, cholo style, that seemed to make it easier. I also have a 120 reach stem.
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oopps, I am wrong. track bike tricks are still stupid though.
pretty young girls disagree, and they are my real constituency.
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oopps, I am wrong. track bike tricks are still stupid though.
meh, i suck at them, but they're fun to do. all you need is a little space and you've got a fun way to pass the time. it's true there are a lot ways it sucks that track bikes will never work for certain bmx moves, for example, but i hate hearing people say "ur st00pid, you can has bmx". i guess i just don't understand why some people having fun moves some other people to anger/annoyance/whatever.
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pretty young girls disagree, and they are my real constituency.
really? i mean in SF do people like gather in front of groups of girls and do tricks on track bikes?
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not that i'm invited too.

the girls are mostly riding by on the bus.
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I was mostly trying to say "stfu" in a clever way.
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There are a few nose wheelies in this video.
In the first few runs.
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Old 11-20-07, 11:15 PM   #21
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There are a few nose wheelies in this video.
In the first few runs.
What video?
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this one video that he saw once
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i have done it on my rode bike, but i did warp a 105 wheel that way
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