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Old 04-22-08, 06:31 PM   #1
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can you skid w/ no straps?

is it possible?
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Old 04-22-08, 06:33 PM   #2
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Sure, just grab a handful of rear brake.
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Old 04-22-08, 06:34 PM   #3
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Hook your foot under the front pedal.
I've seen it done, but never tried it myself.
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Old 04-22-08, 06:36 PM   #4
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yeah, you just gotta put a more than usual amount of weight over your handlebars and really press with your rear foot. If you're thinking about going strapless with no brake it's a bad idea 'cause it takes more time and prep. But, it's not my front teeth so what the hell, go for it.
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Old 04-22-08, 06:37 PM   #5
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uh if you lean forward enough its easy
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Old 04-22-08, 06:40 PM   #6
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well i'm just curious. I don't plan on doing it (i love the feeling of straps way too much) It's just, I ordered an IRO and forgot to order the pedals so I'm going to have to use my dad's old strapless pedals for a while.
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jamaican me crazy mon.
Just order some clips/straps/pedals from somewhere, they will be to your house in like 3 days.
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obviously the gearing you run would play a role in how easy it would be to skid without foot retention... but I'd just go with frank's advice (see post #7).
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obviously the gearing you run would play a role in how easy it would be to skid without foot retention... but I'd just go with frank's advice (see post #7).
I ordered straps and a toe clip on Monday and the bike is supposed to come tomorrow. so we'll see.
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what happened to your clips/straps from your old bike? (I'm assuming there were some because you said you like the feel)
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what happened to your clips/straps from your old bike? (I'm assuming there were some because you said you like the feel)
my bike got stolen
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Old 04-22-08, 07:02 PM   #12
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yea. i wouldn't count on doing it, but it's not hard.

it's actually easier to one-footed skid with no straps. lean forward till your dick is crushed by the stem, stick your front foot out and lock your back leg up.
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Sure, just grab a handful of rear brake.
Or get a shoelace tangled around the pedal.
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Or get a shoelace tangled around the pedal.
dude.
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dude.
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clipless pedals.
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It can be done, but you have to get so far forward, in my experience, that it's not a reliable stopping method.
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Old 04-22-08, 07:25 PM   #19
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It's easy. Just kick you front leg forward like you were doing a leg over but do it under the bar and it makes strapless skidding pretty easy and you'll stop quicker than you'd think. Just be careful as it takes a bit more strength from the trailing leg.
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yes. lots of force on pushing leg. lean really far forward and lock other leg to bars.
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or drag your foot on your back tire
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i dont have straps and havent been riding very long but i've learned to skid without them. not at really high speeds or anything and i find my left leg (not my main one) has hardly any pressure on the pedals. obviously i have to work on it, but like i said, i haven't been riding long. it's possible though d:
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Old 04-22-08, 07:43 PM   #23
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yes its possible, i do it all the time
u just need some strong legs balls of steel and ur good

ps, OP, weve got the same username basically....

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Old 04-22-08, 08:43 PM   #24
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clipless pedals.
Yup! +1


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yes ... u just have to lean WAYYYY forward
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