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Old 05-20-16, 08:47 PM
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Skid stop on fixie

Hello! I am riding my fixed gear bike almost 1.5 year, but I still don't know how to skid stop. Can someone help me, maybe in real life or here? Thanks!
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Old 05-21-16, 04:58 AM
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Out of curiosity, what happens when you're traveling forward and you slam down on the pedal when it's on the upstroke (in the back)?

Maybe I'm out of touch with reality, but that's what my son used to do on his fixie and it would skid.
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When I am trying to push my pedal down, my body is just going up. I can't even stop when I am trying to lock my
Legs on the frame. I can skid only on the snow and sometimes on wet suface
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I'm pretty sure it'd be done north of the border in the same manner as Stateside.

The key is to unweight the rear wheel by throwing your pelvis forward toward the stem. It'll be much easier to lock the rear wheel. That said: why would you want flat spots on your tire? I hope you run a front brake!
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I will try to do it today, but I am not sure, because I already tried
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What gear are you riding? Too big a gear means you do not have enough leverage to start the skip. Much over 70 gear inches makes it a lot more difficult. (A gear inch is the equivalent wheel diameter if yhou were riding a highwheeler or kid's tricycle. Calculate it as chainring teeth / cog teeth X wheel diameter (I use 27" for all my 700c wheels). So a 42 X 17 gives 67")

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