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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
    Last edited by Tang85; 03-04-09 at 03:31 PM.

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    aka mattio queerpunk's Avatar
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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.
    the hipster myth.

    i practice vagabondery.

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    Tarck bike dot com
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    You should never skid on a velodrome
    Quote Originally Posted by thequickfix View Post
    Mah Arrospok Skids Hella Stupid Fresh

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    Upstanding member. Mike T.'s Avatar
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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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    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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