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    Your noobiest SSFG moments

    List a few of your noobiest moments with ur SSFG (being as green as I am, I figured I could actually contribute to a thread like this)

    These all happened within the last 2 weeks (since that is my entire SSFG and, really, biking lifetime):

    1. When you use goo-b-gone to get off decals, don't let it run down the top-tube and vaporize the adhesive on one or all of your rear brake-cable stays. This may or may not have happened to me.

    2. Steel wool is not a good way to get decals off your frame.

    3. Make sure your seat-post stay is tight. I rode about 25 miles roundtrip the other day and by the time I was 10 miles out, I realized that my normally aggressive position had come to resemble that of a beach-cruiser... my saddle had gradually lowered about 7 inches.

    4. Make sure you have tools with you. After my seat post had lowered 7 inches, I had no way of readjusting it. Fun ride back, with my legs bottoming out on the pedals with knees at about a 45 degree angle.


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    Riding brakeless on first fixed wheel bike.
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    because physics has more street cred than tarckstars.

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    #1 and i'm going to assume this is universal...

    still clipped in trackstanding at a light, notice someone(for me, bunch of young guys in a VW gti) staring at you hard, lose balance, fall on side in street.

    #2 getting off and walking up a hill

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    Mine would definitely have to be building a conversion when I could have gotten way more of a bike buying one new. Not only did I lose a very fun beater road bike, but I gained a FG that doesn't preform like I want it to.

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    I tried to show my friend how good I was at no handed skid stops. Instead, I ended up front flipping over the bars. Another time, I tried skidding at a stoplight but instead smashed my nuts on the top tube and had to swerve in order to avoid flying into the intersection.

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    My first gear ratio on my conversion was 52x16. That didn't last long.
    I'm not one for fawning over bicycles, but I do believe that our bikes communicate with us, and what this bike is saying is, "You're an idiot." BikeSnobNYC

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    Quote Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
    #2 getting off and walking up a hill
    this

    oh and, while getting used to clipless, was doing a 50mile ride and decided to stop on the side of the road for a quick rest/hydration. Looked back and carefully made it from the middle of the street to the side w/o hitting other riders. Slowed to a stop, WHAMP! fell to the side coz i completely forgot about clipping out.
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    this one time I forgot I was riding my fixie and tried to coast. And then this other time that happened again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YaBoiHeSoFresh View Post
    I tried skidding at a stoplight but instead smashed my nuts on the top tube and had to swerve in order to avoid flying into the intersection.
    oh man, I feel your pain. but I couldnt help laughing at this. frickin hilarious man

    My most noob moment would have to be flying down a hill on my fixed and then forgetting I cant coast and having the pedals going to fast to keep up with them (had bmx flats on, only thing i had until i got clipless) and then my legs flailing as my pedals keep spinning
    Quote Originally Posted by Vixtor View Post
    Physics makes us all its b***ches.

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    living in davis california

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    Quote Originally Posted by LupinIII View Post
    living in davis california
    +1

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    Know how to explain what a FG bike exactly is.



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    dude u need that trixie tool its the best tool ever it even comes with a bottle opener ! dude all the messengers reccomended it to me and evr since i got it im basically a mechaninc now and all the bike shops want me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynikal View Post
    My first gear ratio on my conversion was 52x16. That didn't last long.
    This, except 300+ miles later I still haven't changed it.

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    First week with the fixed gear, and clips/straps. Trackstanding in my friend's driveway, lost my balance and instinct took over, I twisted my foot to get out of my clipless pedals like I always do on my road bike. Of course, I was on the fixed and in toe clips/straps .. needless to say, my foot didn't come out of the straps, so I fell over..

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    Having a front brake.


    Joking aside my ex got on a fixed for her first time testing it out at a shop and flipped off, scratched herself off pretty bad. I got on my first fixed and flew. Haven't looked back since.

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    Buying 700x32c tires instead of 23s and wondering why it won't clear the front brake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ichitz View Post
    oh and, while getting used to clipless ... Slowed to a stop, WHAMP! fell to the side coz i completely forgot about clipping out.
    Went for my first clipless ride an hour ago, and just had this happen. It's like my bike said "welcome to riding clipless. Here's some road rash to make it official"... bang! Down I go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by avner View Post
    Joking aside my ex got on a fixed for her first time testing it out at a shop and flipped off, scratched herself off pretty bad. I got on my first fixed and flew. Haven't looked back since.
    So this is how you got away from her?
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    #1 Going downhill on my very first fixie ride without straps, 48/15 (big ratio for first time?)....

    #2 Saw a hot girl, got distracted.........crashed.
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    Seriously, I wouldn't trust it at all.

    phatomfingers would be interested in this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YaBoiHeSoFresh View Post
    +1
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vixtor View Post
    Seriously, I wouldn't trust it at all.

    phatomfingers would be interested in this.

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    Leaning the wrong way after unclipping my down foot, then the other one doenst come out quick enough, boom.

    First overhaul, not paying attention and waaaayy overtightening my non-drive pedal cause I forgot it being righty loosey (to make things worse I didn't grease it upon installation, fun time getting it off)... Almost did this with the BB about 3 months later.
    hipsters have been made fun of so much that its now cooler to actually be a hipster than make fun of them

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    Quote Originally Posted by YaBoiHeSoFresh View Post
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    don't know who you are

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    Last night actually:

    Was skidding to stop for a light, and back tire tore and tube exploded. Was so loud people on the sidewalk were like "Ohhh!"

    And +1 for trackstanding and falling while still clipped in
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    Errr was f-ing around and decided to skid balls-to-stem style, somehow I also managed to press on the front brake lever. I felt the rear wheel lift off the ground, yet I managed to unclip and plant my feet. My balls still hit the stem, FML
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    ACK! double post! sorry.

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