It was reccomended to me to pick up a fixed gear bike for winter training, hopefully to smooth out my cadence and so as not to worry about maintenance associated with riding a road bike through the winter. I bit the bullet and am picking up a 2010 Langster later this week, that I'm having a set of look keo 2 max's from one of my road bikes put on.
I've been reading up about it and for some reason I've gotten a little uneasy with the whole thing. Concerns stemming from a lack of slow moving balance to clipping in and out mid pedal stroke to braking on hills. I'm not planning on skidding, I plan to use my brakes as intended.
So just a few questions to quell my anxiety.. I'm sure spending some time on the trainer before heading out to the road will help get me used to the nuances of the bike, but as far as applying back pressure to the cranks while going downhill -- can you feesibly reduce the rotation of the crank and resist the momentum that the rear wheel is trying to kick up without skidding? As much as the rear wheel is dependant on the legs, I can only imagine the legs are equally dependant on the rear wheel.
Anything else I need to know about using the bike as a training tool and not a fashion statement would be greatly appreciated (thankfully I live outside of NYC, so the hipster/fixie crowd doesn't thrive here) (and not to offend anyone -- it's just not my scene)!