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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 10-17-09, 09:05 PM   #1
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how do you brake ?

I usually hang out at other forums around here, this is the first time I come here, and I see all these bikes that have no brakes. How in the hell do you brake ?
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Old 10-17-09, 09:07 PM   #2
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legs bro

edit: you should research what a fixed gear bicycle is, so you understand the mechanics.
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Old 10-17-09, 09:08 PM   #3
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Divine intervention.
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Old 10-17-09, 09:18 PM   #4
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Wow, I see. Did a little research, no freewheel either, OUCH ! I thought that "Performance" video was just joking............
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Nice, popp'n and lock'n.
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Go rent Breakin' and Breakin' 2 Electric Boogaloo. Watch religiously and practice, practice, practice.
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Old 10-17-09, 10:28 PM   #9
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nahhh get this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sd4C8_FMdjA
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Old 10-17-09, 10:31 PM   #10
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Its due to Manifest Destiny...
Obviously
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I tried the old school method of gloving the front wheel yesterday, it worked surprisingly well. You reach under the handlebar and brace the top of your forearm against it, then push down flat handed on the top of the tire. I did a slow controlled slowing, I would not recommend it for anything else unless you are proficient at it.
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I usually just jump off my bike and let it keep going until it eventually hits something or falls over on its own.
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hmm. is OP furreal?
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For me breaking has usually been a result of falling off of my bike. I have broken my collarbone twice and recently broke both elbows.

Brakeing is completely different. It's over rated because all it does is slow you down.
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Old 10-18-09, 11:03 AM   #18
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just keep going till you run out of speed. been working so far.
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For me breaking has usually been a result of falling off of my bike. I have broken my collarbone twice and recently broke both elbows.

Brakeing is completely different. It's over rated because all it does is slow you down.
Correct other people's grammar/spelling much?
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Old 10-18-09, 05:37 PM   #21
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Correct other people's grammar/spelling much?
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Old 10-18-09, 08:14 PM   #22
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Typically by squeezing those funky little levers that come off my handlebars.
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Old 10-18-09, 08:17 PM   #23
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Do you even know what Manifest Destiny izz?
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Present progressive of "to brake" is "braking," not "brakeing," ffr.
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Correct other people's grammar/spelling much?
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