i started riding fixed about a wek ago and love it, so i took the rear brake off of my bike. m i risking damaging my knees from resisting the pedals to slow down? now and again while resisting the pedals i feel a click in my right knee but it doesnt hurt really. i dont really have any interest in skidding because tires are expensive and im a student, but i know that will hurt your knees after a while.
i do most of my braking with my front brake, and supplement it by resisting, and i also resist at lower speeds usually without the brake.
anyone here who has been riding fixed for a long time care to chime in? im running about 73 gear inches btw.