first time fixed
Yesterday I swapped my road bike with my friend's brakeless fixed gear for the ride. Before you call me an idiot for going brakeless my first time I have to say I know how to skid and all that stuff. So this ride felt pretty good, considering his bike has a similar fit to mine, but we did have a few hills that worried me. The climbing wasn't bad at 80 gear inches but I just had to walk the descents. I know I just have to ride more to get used to it but I couldn't figure out how you guys skip and skid down hills. I thought I was gonna flip the bike every time I tired.
Overall this ride made me VERY eager for my hub and rim to arrive in the mail so I can get going on completing my project bike. I was shooting for riding somewhere in the 70's g.i. because I am a spinner but riding 80 g.i. got me thinking. Anyway, what are your opinions about pedals, clips or clipless? I've got my mtb shoes for my roadie and an extra pair of pedals but I also have platforms and toe clips.
I know one thing, I won't be buying track drops.