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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 08-08-08, 01:07 AM   #1
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Help! New to FG.need opinions/suggestions..

Hello fellow BFSSFG members,

I really need help with this chainring and cog matching thing....currently i am riding a 42/16 and its hard for me to skid stop, I have taken a look at brown's and rabbit's gear chart and it confuses me..... my legs aren't weak (for those of you who are going to imply that, have been running track for 4 years now as a sprinter/CC/Hurdler)

Current gearing: 42/16
Terrain: flatland/minor hills

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Old 08-08-08, 02:11 AM   #2
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search function FTW

how the h*** do i skid on my fixed
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Old 08-08-08, 02:23 AM   #3
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yeah i have used the search......but even though i try the technique my tires feel very grippy to the floor..

could it be the tires(michelin dynamics) or the gearing?
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step 1: take off your brakes (if you havent already)
step 2: ride down a very steep hill, preferably with a stop sign and busy intersection at the bottom
step 3: balls to the stem

trust me... you will skid.
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Old 08-08-08, 02:32 AM   #5
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ill try that later one when i get more experience......

for now how about a flatland with a brick wall in front of me?
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Find some gravel or a dirt road. Or some wet grass. Practice there. If you fall, it won't hurt as much. Plus, there is far less friction involved. Once it clicks how to lock up your rear wheel, move to the pavement.
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