Well, enchanted by their simplicity, I decided to buy a fixie, and am throwing on a freewheel cog for when I need a break.
Maiden voyage today! and I love it! its quick, agile, and I am just so in love with my new fixed gear bike. Luckily I didnt run into any problems with traffic (so far). I tried to avoid traffic as much as possible, but I had a fairly safe day to say the least.
My question is regarding Stopping.
I have a stock Windsor Hour, which has a fairly high gear ratio. 48/16. Idk.....it FEELS high. For the mean time while I grow more comfratable using the fixed side, I have been sort of coasting to a stop until I can comfratably resist the crank rotation without putting lots of pressure on my knees.
Any other suggestions? because I cant seem to get the hang of skids yet......idk. My friend who also has a stock Hour (experienced fixed rider) and says that its hard to skid with it because of the high ratio.
What you say everyone?