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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 04-13-11, 12:00 PM   #1
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Riding After ACL Reconstruction

I am already under the assumption that fixed gear riding after ACL reconstruction is not an issue. I am however concerned about skid stops. Any riders out there have any input on this topic? General advice about prolonging my ACL would also be appreciated.

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Old 04-13-11, 01:11 PM   #2
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If it is uncomfortable, don't do it. Listen to your knees. I wouldn't risk my knees for street cred.
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Old 04-13-11, 01:14 PM   #3
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I would build up strength in your knee with easy cycling before skidding.
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