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Old 02-14-17, 04:11 PM
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skidN !

Originally Posted by Druzis View Post
Probably the best video for learning how to skid :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BYp8U-Ioxg
>>> A+ on the video ... i'm 70 & i SKID > sometimes
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Old 02-15-17, 09:56 PM
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the only skids i do are in my britches
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Old 04-28-17, 06:04 AM
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Your tires should be pumped to the required amount and the tire should not have wear or tear. Your brakes should be in working condition. You should have all your spokes. If you are missing any of these
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Old 04-30-17, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by UltimateCheese View Post
I changed my rear wheel to the fixed gear cog and tried to skid stop but it won't work. All i do is slow down. Is it just me not being strong enough to completely stop the wheel? Or is it my chain tension. Please help
Maybe install some brakes so you can stop.

There are not any 5000 pound Buicks on a velodrme track, there are on the street. Just saying.
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Old 11-03-17, 02:18 PM
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start by lowering your ratio. I started with a really high ratio and it took me a really long time to pull off a skid stop
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Old 02-13-18, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by road2you View Post
it helpts to have a good gear ratio, i hear its easier with some ratios as suppose to others,
i cant skid , and i feel its because of my gear ratio ....but i have brakes i use on both front and back.
What gear ratio's make it easier to skid? Also just a side question, has anyone ever tried to skid with a belt drive? Curious about how that would work
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Old 03-12-18, 06:21 PM
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Can you skid on any gear ratio? i have a ****ty fixed gear off of craigslist and dont know if im not pushing hard enough or my gear ratio is too ****ed up... Also i have foot retention
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Old 03-19-18, 08:03 PM
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Originally Posted by dannyfixed View Post
Can you skid on any gear ratio? i have a ****ty fixed gear off of craigslist and dont know if im not pushing hard enough or my gear ratio is too ****ed up... Also i have foot retention
You can skid regardless of your gear ratio or bike or pedals. All it takes is poor wiping and you will have a nice brown stain in your undies in no time!
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Old 06-13-18, 03:13 AM
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try Michelin Dynamic Sport or Thickslick, they are the best skidding tires on the market
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Old 06-13-18, 03:20 AM
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Originally Posted by TiBikeGuy View Post
Technique ; weight off the rear wheel ie. lean forward on handlebars, head and shoulders will be over the front wheel, crotch on the stem, lock up your legs, jam your thighs against the handlebars...

If you don't get your butt off the saddle, too much weight will be on the rear wheel and this will wear out the tire at a faster rate.
I used to do it sitting on the saddle when I was little, but now I realize that my weight is too much to do a skid stop while sitting on the seat.
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Old 06-13-18, 03:22 AM
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Originally Posted by dannyfixed View Post
Can you skid on any gear ratio? i have a ****ty fixed gear off of craigslist and dont know if im not pushing hard enough or my gear ratio is too ****ed up... Also i have foot retention
I really don't think the gear ratio matters.
I know people who skid stop on gearless bikes too.
It's not impossible, but I agree that it might be much harder.
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