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    Anybody else into tricks?

    Yeah, I'm guilty of hanging out in parking lots practicing wheelies and goofy trackstands.


    Anybody else here an enough to admit it too? haha

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    yea i love it

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    yeah i do it for fun. but i get the most fun when im riding!

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    Trix are for kids. I do "stunts."
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    Yeah, I'm working on my wheelies right now. So far my record is "as long as it takes for the front wheel to fall down again."

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    yeah when I can scrape up the money

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    Quote Originally Posted by daybreak View Post
    yeah when I can scrape up the money
    HAHAHA
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    I'm still perfecting my trackstands and backwards pedalling (bike hasn't been running long enough between 'rebuilds' to stop and perfect them) but I'm getting there! Can't seem to wheeleh my fixie for some reason, any other kinda bike (even tourers) no bother, but it just won't lift! The fact that I only have a front brake doesn't help on the confidence side either..

    When I'm cycling I tend to just race around everywhere, do tricks and ***** when I'm cruising round on my MTB's but I just don't think it's right for a lightweight bike like mine (and most fixed gear machines) to be hopped/grinded/abused the way some fixie vids show.. I tend to think they've bought the wrong bike! Still love watching the vids, just something I felt needed to be "expressed"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mistawes View Post
    I'm still perfecting my trackstands
    just a heads up, i learned trackstands on a fixed gear waaay faster by slooowly inching into intersections rather than trying a trackstand and bailing when it didn't work. as the weeks pass, the slowly inching turns into slowly centimetering, then slowly milimetering... before you know it, you trackstand for entire light cycles with no problem. it also helped me grow confident with safely crossing intersections between cars instead of waiting for light changes or large gaps (it's easier to "go" than it is to put your foot down and start over).
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    Road [racing] is one of the only sports where adult men can compete in a non-scholastic setting, so inevitably 8/10 racers are fiercely-competitive nobodies. It's fun as hell, but it's also the foremost refuge of defeated and aging jocks, turned middle-management types.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sp00ki View Post
    just a heads up, i learned trackstands on a fixed gear waaay faster by slooowly inching into intersections rather than trying a trackstand and bailing when it didn't work. as the weeks pass, the slowly inching turns into slowly centimetering, then slowly milimetering... before you know it, you trackstand for entire light cycles with no problem. it also helped me grow confident with safely crossing intersections between cars instead of waiting for light changes or large gaps (it's easier to "go" than it is to put your foot down and start over).
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    Tarck is that special feeling when you and your lady are riding your bikes and both of you match with your bike and it 'just so happens' your colors work perfectly with hers on accident, and you look over at her and give her that little nod saying "yea thats right we match." Then you go find an alley and she does down on you and she pukes all over your dick and then pees all over the place.
    Thats tarck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mistawes View Post
    I'm still perfecting my trackstands
    Adding to sp00ki's suggestions, when you get tired of practicing track standing with your dominant foot forward, try it the other way.
    I found that practicing my non dominant trackstand actually helps my dominant trackstand.


    As for doing tricks, the only thing I can do is endo's and that's thanks to my mountain biking days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnprolly View Post
    wow.


    i did half of a backwards circle the other night
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    all of the skids and trackstands came to me within the first 2 weeks of riding, compared to skateboarding, its easy!

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    Not really into tricks, but can wheelie, track stand and side hop an Jhop.
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    I've been doing nothing lately but riding parking lots Playing around with doing tricks .I love it.

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    tricks are for kids.

    heh, na jk, i like trying new stuff, foolin around on the flat land. theres nothing wrong with it.

    its like anything else, you can snowboard or ski park or powder. you can longboard or shortboard... its really just personal preference. ride on!
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    My track stands got a lot better when I tried to pedaling backwards...I still can't do full circles but once I felt comfortable moving a few feet backwards it wasn't a big deal track standing because I could always wiggle back and forth for a sec if I didn't have my balance just right.

    For some reason when I'm pedaling backwards I always lose it when my top pedal goes past the highest point and starts going downhill...my balance gets all funky there or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sp00ki View Post
    just a heads up, i learned trackstands on a fixed gear waaay faster by slooowly inching into intersections rather than trying a trackstand and bailing when it didn't work. as the weeks pass, the slowly inching turns into slowly centimetering, then slowly milimetering... before you know it, you trackstand for entire light cycles with no problem. it also helped me grow confident with safely crossing intersections between cars instead of waiting for light changes or large gaps (it's easier to "go" than it is to put your foot down and start over).
    Actually, now that you say it, I've realised that's where most of my perfecting comes from! I've even got a good bit better on my geared bikes (using the brakes and swinging it back instead of back pedalling). And it's the kinda practise where ya don't really focus on it too much and becomes more natural.

    I'd also prefer to pick it up this way as it's more practical compared to floating around a park all day going no-where.

    Cheers for the tips, pretty handy!

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    The next time I see a kid doing a trick on a track bike I'm gonna punch him in the head. It's really silly. Find something more constructive to do with your time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sedition View Post
    Trix are for kids. I do "stunts."



    Yo, yo, straight outta Passaic!

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    I'll bet you're not punching anybody


    Quote Originally Posted by IllSpecialist View Post
    The next time I see a kid doing a trick on a track bike I'm gonna punch him in the head. It's really silly. Find something more constructive to do with your time.

    http://www.feedthechildren.org/site/...20to%20charity

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    Quote Originally Posted by IllSpecialist View Post
    The next time I see a kid doing a trick on a track bike I'm gonna punch him in the head. It's really silly. Find something more constructive to do with your time.
    Yup, and I'll punch kids who ride BMX bikes, and don't do tricks along the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IllSpecialist View Post
    The next time I see a kid doing a trick on a track bike I'm gonna punch him in the head. It's really silly. Find something more constructive to do with your time.
    LOL at people who are so concerned about what other people do. Find something more constructive to do with your time, quit wasting it policing what other people are doing with theirs. Seriously, this is one big fault of the world. As long as you're not infringing on other people's freedom, health, or well-being, then I don't care what you do with you night life, track bike, what the F ever.

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    which is kind of hypocritical to even post that, right

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