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    Let's keep it in Zone 2 chevahh's Avatar
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    can you skid w/ no straps?

    is it possible?

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    Sure, just grab a handful of rear brake.

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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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    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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    uh if you lean forward enough its easy

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by tinydr View Post
    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)
    xoxo David
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    katana's out frank! always be ready.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frankstoneline View Post
    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by jim-bob View Post
    Sure, just grab a handful of rear brake.
    Or get a shoelace tangled around the pedal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crushkilldstroy View Post
    Or get a shoelace tangled around the pedal.
    dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chevahh View Post
    dude.
    Bro.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jacquie Phelan
    Until mountain biking came along, the bike scene was ruled by a small elite cadre of people who seemed allergic to enthusiasm.

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    clipless pedals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crushkilldstroy View Post
    Bro.
    I'm eating spinach and goat cheese with olive oil and balsamic vinegar

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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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    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by imthewalrus View Post
    clipless pedals.
    Yup! +1


    tdhk

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    yes ... u just have to lean WAYYYY forward

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