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11-11-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 804
Posted By bedtime

Yep, that's how I started too. I started about 6...

Yep, that's how I started too. I started about 6 months ago on a Diamondback BMX with little or no trick skills.


If you can trackstand on one foot, then the other will come quickly. I can do...
11-08-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,219
Posted By bedtime

It's actually 60+ deg. if you're referring to the...

It's actually 60+ deg. if you're referring to the picture in post #17 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=17) .

As to lifting up the load, you'd be doing a deadlift...
11-07-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,219
Posted By bedtime

Poor idea, too be sure. First, the load...

Poor idea, too be sure.

First, the load would need to be balanced or it would tip.

Second, I question the ability of one being able to push a 50lb+ load on one tire through soft (dry) sand. I...
11-07-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 804
Posted By bedtime

There is pretty much nothing in Canada or the...

There is pretty much nothing in Canada or the States that I know of.


The frame is the most important, and it's what's been holding me back. The issue you have with your bars might be in being...
11-07-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,313
Posted By bedtime

Why not just wait until you get home to have a...

Why not just wait until you get home to have a beer? Are you in such a need of a beer that you can't wait that long? If so, I'd
recommend a meeting at the nearest AA clinic. Also, it IS illegal to...
11-07-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,113
Posted By bedtime

A beautiful looking fixie bike. It was one of...

A beautiful looking fixie bike. It was one of those fixie bikes that look great, and people stare at in awe, but is very poor quality. It's never worth it to buy a cheap fixed gear bike; the bearing...
10-30-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,318
Posted By bedtime

I bought a used pair of peddles which stuck out...

I bought a used pair of peddles which stuck out about 1.5 - 2 cm shorter. It seems that was enough to solve the issue for the most part.
10-20-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,318
Posted By bedtime

My peddles touch, too,and I don't even have to...

My peddles touch, too,and I don't even have to lean in much at all. My bike was initially a road bike. The cranks are 170 mm, ugh. To make matters worse, my peddles are quite long.

Doing tricks,...
10-20-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,828
Posted By bedtime

Are you still alive? Was the bike fixed? ...

Are you still alive? Was the bike fixed?

Can't just keep us waiting like this! :eek:
10-15-19, 05:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 767
Posted By bedtime

keeping the bike looking brand new is too much of...

keeping the bike looking brand new is too much of a hassle for me; I'd rather just enjoy it as it is and not freak out over every little ding.
10-15-19, 04:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 742
Posted By bedtime

Have you put some time i to try? I'm...

Have you put some time i to try?


I'm just thankful I ride fixie, lol.


A great trick to learn over the winter!

...
10-13-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 742
Posted By bedtime

Thanks. It seems that it takes a lot longer to...

Thanks. It seems that it takes a lot longer to learn to track stand on non-fixie bikes.

...

The next adaptation will be a reverse handlebar seated track stand. The issue will be how to have the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,095
Posted By bedtime

The good thing about kids is that if you do fall,...

The good thing about kids is that if you do fall, they are even more amused!

Actually, I work with kindergarten kids. I was thinking of showing them a couple of tricks after the long weekend ad...
10-13-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 804
Posted By bedtime

I had a $200 budget for a used bike, and I had a...

I had a $200 budget for a used bike, and I had a choice to make. If I had more money, I'd surely have bought a good quality fixie bike with horizontal dropouts. There were several poor quality fixies...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,095
Posted By bedtime

He's quite the rider. Saw a vid of him doing a...

He's quite the rider. Saw a vid of him doing a hands-free wheelie and eating a cookie whilst talking to a crowd and racing. Wouldn't surprise me if he added juggling to that.


And I suppose you'd...
10-13-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 742
Posted By bedtime

Clearly you're a natural. Sounds...

Clearly you're a natural.


Sounds embarrassing. I couldn't imagine doing a track stand without the ability to pedal. Though, perhaps it can be done with one foot on the front tire, rocking the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,095
Posted By bedtime

Good point! Though I've never been in a situation...

Good point! Though I've never been in a situation where this could happen on my setup. I did however see a video of a BMXer who had a very close call.

My handlebars are extremely strong; a few...
10-12-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,147
Posted By bedtime

Seems most people in this thread view running as...

Seems most people in this thread view running as a terrible experience. Keep in mind that you can also jog or slow jog; you don't have to keep a pace as if you were being chased down by a pack of...
10-12-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By bedtime

Please be cautious when dealing with a company in...

Please be cautious when dealing with a company in this situation.

I have a little story (completely unrelated to bikes):

There was a high-end car audio store in my city. One day the store was...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,095
Posted By bedtime

Wheelies safe to do on a roadbike?

I have a Louis Garneau bike (Made in Canada) with very skinny 23mm tires (100 psi min/145 psi max). The tires run true.

Here is the bike below:
...
10-12-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 742
Posted By bedtime

Thank you! :) ... In case anyone is...

Thank you! :)

...

In case anyone is interested, the track stand in artistic cycling is called a stillstand on pedals (#1141a, 1pt). A freehand stillstand on pedals is done hands-free (#1141b,...
10-11-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 742
Posted By bedtime

I've been dealing with sore knees as well. I find...

I've been dealing with sore knees as well. I find standing to be a lot less stressful on my knees when doing the track stand than sitting and attempting it.
10-11-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 742
Posted By bedtime

I thought it would take weeks. Also, I thought it...

I thought it would take weeks. Also, I thought it would be extremely difficult to maintain. It's not really that much to keep up; the brain seems to do it automatically.


I practice my tricks at...
10-11-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 742
Posted By bedtime

Just learned how to do a track stand!

I was practicing doing a standing track stand for about 15 minutes, and then a huge 'click' happened. Strange how that comes about! :foo: After that I could do them for about 5 seconds persistently....
10-11-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 804
Posted By bedtime

Important update. The rear sprocket and...

Important update.

The rear sprocket and threaded sprocket locknut ended up coming off when I attempted to quickly stop the bike backwards several times. It appears that no matter how tight it is,...
10-11-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 594
Posted By bedtime

I could beat this record. All I'd need is some...

I could beat this record. All I'd need is some Gorilla Glue, a neck brace, and onsite paramedics. :)
10-09-19, 05:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,341
Posted By bedtime

Thank you so much for not being one of those...

Thank you so much for not being one of those people that find the solution but keep everybody hanging.

If anything, we think higher of you for telling us; a real man admits his mistakes.
10-09-19, 05:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 594
Posted By bedtime

Could you describe what riding on your rollers is?

Could you describe what riding on your rollers is?
10-09-19, 05:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 594
Posted By bedtime

Thank you so much for taking the time to write...

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this up! Your bike was likely a coaster bike? That would be much more difficult to do a track stand on than a single gear, direct drive bike like mine....
10-08-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,341
Posted By bedtime

Did you try applying pressure on the back...

Did you try applying pressure on the back drop/forks/frame/tires whilst checking for cracks? You'd likely not see them otherwise if they originated near a connection point.
10-08-19, 06:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 594
Posted By bedtime

Can I ask how long it took you to learn the track...

Can I ask how long it took you to learn the track stand inside? Just curious; I'm only starting out and cannot hold more than a second or so.

Great idea, btw. :thumb:

I purposely didn't do...
10-08-19, 05:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 594
Posted By bedtime

Winter: indoor tricks

Yep, it's starting to get cold...

I've been practicing my track stand and peddling backwards in my living room (fixie bike) and found that not much space is needed for these tricks; I clear a 15'x...
10-08-19, 04:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,291
Posted By bedtime

My BMX fixie; it has 20x2.11 tires and is fixed...

My BMX fixie; it has 20x2.11 tires and is fixed at a moderate gearing. I've made sure that it's fully legal (just needs a front light when sun is down).

I plan to continue to do tricks in the...
10-07-19, 05:14 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,920
Posted By bedtime

Sometimes poor blood circulation can be an issue....

Sometimes poor blood circulation can be an issue. If your hands are cold prior to putting them in the gloves, the best gloves in the world won't heat them up; gloves provide insulation and protection...
10-06-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,920
Posted By bedtime

A good way to overcome severe cold and wind is to...

A good way to overcome severe cold and wind is to wear a glove shell that is windproof and breaths (i.e., Gore-tex) and some gloves or mitts that can be worn underneath which provide insulation.
...
10-06-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,920
Posted By bedtime

A fat tire bike? Maybe a 1:1...

A fat tire bike?

Maybe a 1:1 chainring/sprocket ratio for deep snow trekking.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1355/s_l1600_c850dd3307d40e6bced8a45d59b6518c0cd1c10b.jpg
10-05-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 804
Posted By bedtime

Here is an updated pic of the bike. I put a 22...

Here is an updated pic of the bike. I put a 22 pin chainring on it bringing the ratio to 18:22 (1:1.22). This combination allows for 9 possible skid areas on the tire if stopped with only one foot.
...
10-04-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 804
Posted By bedtime

Me either. It will be a while before I attempt...

Me either. It will be a while before I attempt the wheelie (called a riser in artistic cycling) trick with this bike.


Yeah, that avatar size requirement is so small there's not much detail left.
10-03-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 804
Posted By bedtime

You don't like my mint condition, 1986, talking...

You don't like my mint condition, 1986, talking Cricket doll? :eek:

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/576x1024/cricket_469d7475d4f0cbf40a8bcdbb06bed7d107767856.jpg

...

I...
10-03-19, 04:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,860
Posted By bedtime

I've got the bike, and it's at a 1:2 gearing....

I've got the bike, and it's at a 1:2 gearing. Good enough for many tricks but will need to be lower as you said. The bike has a vertical dropout, so it's not easy finding a chain link with the...
10-02-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 804
Posted By bedtime

Louis Garneau road bike to fixie

Below is a 49.5 cm Louis Garneau (made in Canada). The bike seems to be built with quality parts and has no rust on any original parts. It was originally a geared road bike and has the dreaded...
10-01-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,921
Posted By bedtime

Not sure what those are, but I ended up getting a...

Not sure what those are, but I ended up getting a Louis Garneau—19.5" frame. Very decent quality bike; it has no rubbish parts. The seller helped me to switch the brakes, change cables and bar, and...
09-29-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,921
Posted By bedtime

This is what makes me not want to buy anything...

This is what makes me not want to buy anything from Kijiji. There are great, honest people out there, but so many dishonest ones too.


I actually bought a bike today. Not the best bike, but it'll...
09-29-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,921
Posted By bedtime

20 sellers, ugh. Seems I'll be catching up to you...

20 sellers, ugh. Seems I'll be catching up to you pretty soon.

Lets break it down:

- no buyers
- relisted ads
- end of biking season

Anyone with half a brain knows that if the bike hasn't...
09-28-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,921
Posted By bedtime

Good to hear; it's nice when you can actually buy...

Good to hear; it's nice when you can actually buy something from a seller.

I messaged the seller a couple of hours ago saying I have the money agreed upon and can come over right away to buy the...
09-28-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,921
Posted By bedtime

I'd say about 1/3 to 1/2 of the bikes don't have...

I'd say about 1/3 to 1/2 of the bikes don't have any brand associated with them. And yep, I've wasted a lot of time doing fruitless searches in an attempt to find the name of the bikes.

...
09-27-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,828
Posted By bedtime

He used cheaper parts with the excuse of getting...

He used cheaper parts with the excuse of getting things ready?

Then he fights you every step of the way about the forks and gets mad at you for his mistake? Had you not been prepared, or had you...
09-26-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,921
Posted By bedtime

Unless you have the brand name of the bike and...

Unless you have the brand name of the bike and the model as well, it can be extremely difficult to find of information. Big brands can be dozens of different models that differ by geometry, size,...
09-26-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,921
Posted By bedtime

It's one question and one measurement, so I...

It's one question and one measurement, so I really don't see myself as being a size weenie.


I sold an item on Kijiji which took at least a month to sell. Not one automated responder.


I can...
09-26-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,921
Posted By bedtime

You'd think it would be the seller who would be...

You'd think it would be the seller who would be the one pushing the sale, but it seems they are running away as fast as they can.


Most ads have a 'frame size' category consisting of a simplistic...
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