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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 10-27-08, 11:15 AM   #251
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Old 10-27-08, 11:40 AM   #252
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Old 10-27-08, 12:04 PM   #253
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my buddy can footjam whip his fixed gear. its an old windsor the hour that can barspin a 700c wheel
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Old 10-27-08, 03:00 PM   #254
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It looks like he's falling over to me though. Maybe he just trackstands weird.

Does anyone actually track stand with their wheel facing away from their front foot? I just tried it, and it could be because I'm so used to the other way, but it threw my weight way off. Couldn't do it for the life of me.



Please explain how being able to do it four ways is any better than two.
at 1st it's the weirdest thing to do because you're going to reversing the feel of a regular track stand but after a lot of practice, you'll see how useful it is when you need to use it. try and make it to the point of it being as close to natural as the "regular" way.

btw learning this will also help you, if do don't know already, how to do reverse circles. trackstanding in all 4 will get you used to balancing yourself in reverse. here's a short clip of me
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Old 10-27-08, 03:06 PM   #255
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Old 10-27-08, 03:21 PM   #256
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Old 10-27-08, 06:12 PM   #257
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Old 10-27-08, 07:02 PM   #258
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Old 10-27-08, 07:11 PM   #259
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i just kept practicing and that's how it came out, i didn't really know there was a right or wrong, which i guess there isn't. maybe i'll post a video of my freak trackstands...
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Old 10-27-08, 10:35 PM   #260
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its called motion blur, im sure she doesnt look all blurred in real life.
lol like mitch hedburgs theory that bigfoot is blurry
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Old 10-27-08, 11:10 PM   #261
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Old 10-27-08, 11:53 PM   #262
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some from last fall's polo game..



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Old 10-28-08, 01:43 AM   #263
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Only cause it's the Willamette.
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Old 10-28-08, 01:19 PM   #264
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somewhere on skyline, oakland
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Old 10-28-08, 02:02 PM   #265
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I want this to magically turn into a video. Hopefully he came out of it with okay.
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Old 10-28-08, 02:55 PM   #266
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I want this to magically turn into a video. Hopefully he came out of it with okay.
thats me right behind him, he came out just fine, rode it out with his chest on the bars and superman'd into a snow bank, it was a sight to see.
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Old 10-28-08, 03:28 PM   #267
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thats me right behind him, he came out just fine, rode it out with his chest on the bars and superman'd into a snow bank, it was a sight to see.
Hahahahaha! That's a million times better than anything I could have imagined.
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Old 10-28-08, 03:59 PM   #268
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This is just wrong!
Yeah...I can understand doing it completely naked. I can understand doing it with a life-jacket.
I just don't understand wearing a life-jacket and having your junk hanging out...unless you can't swim?
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Old 10-28-08, 04:05 PM   #269
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It was freaking awesome. I do wish we had a video of that.
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Old 10-28-08, 04:47 PM   #270
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Again on this one, how in the hell did this happen? What was he trying to do?
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Old 10-28-08, 06:06 PM   #271
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Yeah...I can understand doing it completely naked. I can understand doing it with a life-jacket.
I just don't understand wearing a life-jacket and having your junk hanging out...unless you can't swim?
They kinda made us use it. Besides, the whole reason for doing stuff like this naked is so that you don't have to wear/carry wet clothes.
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Old 10-29-08, 09:08 AM   #272
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Again on this one, how in the hell did this happen? What was he trying to do?

doing some superman sht? or maybe just ran out of room during the match...
I know a couple people who play bike polo that way, and it's scary to watch



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Old 10-29-08, 10:10 AM   #273
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Old 10-29-08, 09:26 PM   #274
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My buddy Mark on a deathtrap I put together for him [that's what friends are for right?]

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Old 10-29-08, 09:30 PM   #275
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