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    new fg bike. cant slide...

    so i am very new to fg bikes and my friend recently built me one, i really love it, but i cant figure out how to lean forward and slide, i think it may have to do with my fork. i feel like i cant get enough leverage off my back wheel...what do you think? could i be able to learn on this bike?











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    i couldn't slide? on a broken link either

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    To slide you need foot retention. Zipties or twine works.

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    You need to steal a plastic McDonald's tray. Lock your rear wheel as it rolls over the tray. Trust me....you'll slide.

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    are those velocity rims on what appears to be a Sears bike?

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    i can slide fairly well on loose dirt. i guess i just need to practice more

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    Quote Originally Posted by MPLSdunk View Post
    To slide you need foot retention. Zipties or twine works.
    I have no words for this.

    Thank you.

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    brakes help

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    among the abuse there's some actual advice here. Get foot retention. Brakeless without foot retention is for idiots. You'll die and everyone will look down on you for making a moronic choice in bike setup
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aries View Post
    are those velocity rims on what appears to be a Sears bike?

    ha yeah, my friend wanted a project of making a fg bike. so he bought this wind bike frame at a pawn shop for 15 bucks. velocity rims and dimension hubs

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    It's twice easier to skid with foot retention. Not to mention it will help keep you alive while you're rocking brakeless and a newb at that. Plus that fork is not very skid friendly.
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    I like it, no foot retention and no brakes either
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    you can skid on any bike just learn how to lock up your legs...foot retention will save your knees but start out practicing on something really slick like wet grass if you dont mind gettin those deep v's dirty

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    Also, this is obviously bait, and you all are suckers.
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    do yourself a favor and get a front brake installed while you're learning how to skid.

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    or not. over population is beginning to be a problem 'round here

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    I wish my bike had a wheelbase similar to this bike. Even longer perhaps

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    i personally love the wall of horrible record covers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by time bandit View Post
    i personally love the wall of horrible record covers.
    you try finding 200 good cheap records

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    Non-snarky:
    Get toe clips and straps, or a brake. At least one or the other. It's really not efficient, smart, safe, or make-you-look-like-you-know-what-you're-doing-ish to ride a brakeless bike with no foot retention.
    This will keep you alive by allowing you to stop in a controlled, expedient, non-crashing manner. Try stopping on a dime with your bike set up the way it is; I guarantee you'll need at least a half a block to stop from full speed.
    Also, foot retention will allow you to skid properly. You need to be able to lift up on the front foot while pressing down with the rear foot. (If you see someone skidding without foot retention or brakes, then you can safely assume that their gearing is waaay lower than yours.)

    Now, do something to convince me that I haven't wasted my breath and/or been nice to you for no reason. Grouchgrouchgrouch.
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    does that frame even fit you?
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