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  • Yes i skid on every ride and buy new tires every other month

    30 28.30%
  • Not anymore, i did when i first started but i know better now that it's not actually practical

    48 45.28%
  • Never skidded because i dont.know.how/afraid.to.learn/live.in.a.cave.never.heard.of.skid

    28 26.42%
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    Do you still skid?

    so the numbers have changed since the last time a poll like this was done.
    lets get an updated percentage to better capture our new and changing ssfg population
    (welcome to the forum guys!)

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    no this poll did not work

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    I only skid on hill climbs.
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    Maybe

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    only on the way to the rave party/in front of hipster girls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xkillemallx16 View Post
    only...in front of hipster girls.
    I have to settle for sorority girls.
    Go bike yourself.

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    I do when it rains just to see how far I can go, other than that not intentionally. It happens occasionally in a quick stop as I grab the front brake and my legs lock up.
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    I skid when I feel like it. It's fun, but it takes a lot more effort than squeezing my hand on the brake lever. I'm currently running a ratio that I don't feel comfortable skidding at unless I get substantially out of my saddle, so I usually just back pedal or use my front brake.

    It's also super duper fun to find a snowy parking or parking garage roof and slide around.
    // yummygooey

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    i do all the time but it's only a problem when i'm using my track bike as my primary errand/transport/commute bike, like this past week.

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    Mostly unintentionally. Mashing at lights on sketchy pavement, emergency car-interaction situations and the like.

    Rarely, intentionally. And only for sup girls.

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    only in an emergency when i use both the front brake and lock the rear accidentally by back-pedalling a bit too eagerly
    Did you poop at that stop back there? I didn't pay $300 on brakes that save 150g to have you carrying around 600g of breakfast all day
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    Get a brake, hipster.

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    whip skids if i need to kill a lot of speed quickly, otherwise hop skip.

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    i skid as my main form of stopping and I run a suicide brake for emergencies. put 500+ miles on the fixie daily commuting this way.

    (before new ESI grips)



    and how my back tire looks.


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    my only emergency brake is to ted shred!

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    We all skid in secrecy!

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    I do sometimes for giggles. depends on what part of town I am in.

    but i had a cop follow me a block home just to tell me my bike didnt have reflectors,
    so I tend to keep my silliness to a minimum when I am in the north side of town where I live.
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    i skid all the time because why not. used tires are still cheaper than gas, and i'm not going through them that quickly
    I hate fixies

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    Quote Originally Posted by LupinIII View Post
    i skid all the time because why not. used tires are still cheaper than gas, and i'm not going through them that quickly
    +1

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    I still skid, though not that often... I do it for fun once in a while...
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    when maneuvering at speed they feel just like your typical road bike on a country road.
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    "Hey, a fixie!!"
    "tzzzzzzzzzzz...."
    "awwww."

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    i still skid quite often to kill speed. i figure even if i bought whole new tire set every month it'd still be cheaper than car insurance. i figure eventually i'll buy/install a front brake. until then, skidz it iz.

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    I dont normally skid, I'll skip to a stop or resist, I like to skid only when I'm trying to entertain myself lol.

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    Skidding is too mainstream.
    So I don't skid except when doing it ironically.

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    I skid a lot when it was more icy out but not so much anymore. I still skip sometimes, but mostly brake and back pedalling.

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    I skidded a bit when I first started riding fixed not because "I didn't know better" as the middle option indicates but simply because I could. Now that I've mastered it, I don't really do it anymore because tires are expensive and anyone who'll be impressed by a fixed gear skid is probably not worth impressing.

    ...every once in a while if I see a nice long patch of grass still slick with morning dew, I can't resist though.

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    I skid occasionally for fun or at a skid competition other than that its all leg or hand brake
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