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Old 03-04-09, 03:19 PM   #1
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first time on fixed gear please help~!!!

I just bought used specialized langster comp
it comes with freewheel and fixed gear
thing is if I changed to fixed, howcome it's super hard to stop the wheel??
If I put my weight on the crank so I can stop body whole body get lifted, because of pedal's momentum.
nothing like video clip I saw, I cant skid anything like that. it take likes 10 sec for me to stop the bike why is that??
is there anything I have to change?? please help thank you

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Old 03-04-09, 03:39 PM   #2
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Searching the SS/FG forum will provide you with lots of info on how to skid:
http://bikeforums.net/forumdisplay.php?f=178

This forum tries to be about cycling on velodromes.
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Old 03-04-09, 08:18 PM   #3
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You should never skid on a velodrome
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Old 03-04-09, 09:23 PM   #4
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Skidding is for Skidiots. There's absolutely no need to "skid" on a track. If you're not on a track (but this *is* the Track forum) then fit a brake......or better still, brakes.
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Old 03-25-09, 12:15 PM   #5
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be careful dude, I got nothin against kids learnin to ride fixed but dont jump into traffic or big hills right away without brakes or you'll just be another statistic
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