First off, i'm new to bikeforums and fixies as well. i've spent the last few weeks converting an old schwinn into a fixed gear. i didn't have a ton of money at the time so i had to compensate. i welded a freewheel sproket in order to make it fixed gear and am using that. i just finished today. i'd have to say i'm extremely impatient with this, especially considering that i just started. i watched some tutorials on youtube on how to skid, which was to no avail. i'm definitely a go getter so i expected the best right away haha. but, i'd like some tips on fixie riding overall, as well as how to skid. my gear ratio is 52/17, not sure if this is good or not in regards to skidding. i know it'll take a lot of time, i just wanna know where to start. so, feedback?