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    so i have to ask... how do you ride brakeless?

    i can't wrap my head around the idea.
    do people not exceed 10mph?
    do they get eyeball implants on the back of their heads?

    also, teach me how to do sweet skidzzz, yo. i gots to lean way too far forward to get the rear wheel to stop spinning

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    Quote Originally Posted by crinale View Post



    alright i'm done. just ride.
    and maybe tweak ergos.
    Actual foot retention (not stupid half-clips and no straps) helps.

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    To err is human. To moo is bovine.

    Who is this General Failure anyway, and why is he reading my drive?


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    it is zen. you cant until you have reached the state of buddhist master 14.3
    ride bikes, eat food. the circle of life.

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    I just walk my brakeless bike to the coffee shop to lock it up out front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adriano View Post
    thanckx.
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    "I made love to your mother dozens of times last week, and she doesnt know what a worn chain ring looks like"

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    I just jump off and do a barrel roll. Brakes are just extra grams.
    Hey guys, lets go play bikes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeshulEd View Post
    I just jump off and do a barrel roll. Brakes are just extra grams.
    When I was a kid riding a "dirt bike" with a coaster brake, that's exactly what I'd do because I didn't know how to stop. Just scope out a bit of grass or bush that looked softer than the rest, put my left leg on the top tube, jump, and hope my aim was good. Though that may have been more a feature of my parents buying me a bike that was too big for me so I'd grow into it more than not knowing how to use the brakes. I could slow down just fine, just not stop.
    Punctuation is important. It's the difference between "I helped my uncle, Jack, off a horse" and "I helped my uncle Jack off a horse"


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    Quote Originally Posted by himespau View Post
    When I was a kid riding a "dirt bike" with a coaster brake, that's exactly what I'd do because I didn't know how to stop. Just scope out a bit of grass or bush that looked softer than the rest, put my left leg on the top tube, jump, and hope my aim was good. Though that may have been more a feature of my parents buying me a bike that was too big for me so I'd grow into it more than not knowing how to use the brakes. I could slow down just fine, just not stop.
    Ha, thats awesome.
    Hey guys, lets go play bikes!

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    What if you live in an exceptionally hilly city like San Francisco or Seattle? Do you just learn to avoid the steepest hills, or do you say **** it and coast through the stop sign at the bottom of the hill? I usually can control myself just fine going down most hills, but once I pass a certain grade it feels as if it's impossible to control my speed without a brake. Skidding down hills seems less effective at stopping you than it does on flat, too. Whenever I see someone without brakes (in my city) I think about how there are certain hills they can't ride their bike down, and I think about how stupid that is.

    Has anyone here ever had to walk their bike down a hill?

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    Many brakeless people in SF just blow through the stops signs.

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    Pray to the tight lockring gods

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    Just look here:

    Fixed gear techniques - old grumps need not apply :)

    ~~~Also, crash course for skids: stand up, hold onto your handlebars with your arms extended and locked rigid, lean and put your nutz 2 your stem with your legs tensed up and locked.

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