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Short Film - The Fixed Gear Problem!

Old 08-30-16, 02:15 PM
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custom straps

As you all know stoping a fixed gear bike while going at a certain speed can be really hard. How many times there was a pedestrian looking at their phone heading right in front of you? So i decided to make my own custom straps. But at the end things did not go as planned...

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Old 08-30-16, 02:29 PM
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If you run a front brake you wouldn't have this problem. I run front brakes on my FG's.
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Old 08-30-16, 03:37 PM
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After that i got some proper foot straps and i had no problem since then.
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Old 08-30-16, 03:48 PM
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velcro feetbelts are already trash to begin with, but why would you ever think a camera strap ziptied to your pedals would be any better?
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Old 08-30-16, 03:49 PM
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you spent more time making that dumb video than you did trying to fix this "problem" thats been plaguing the fixed gear world for hundreds of years.
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Old 08-30-16, 03:55 PM
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Good. Now, can you stop on a dime? )
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You rode a brakeless FG without foot retention for five years. I bought clips and straps before I even learned how to change a fork. braindead
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Old 08-30-16, 06:25 PM
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Zipties, those will totally get the job done.
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Wow, pedal straps, can't believe no one thought of that before.

And they broke the first time you used them? A+ work, sir.
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Old 08-30-16, 06:30 PM
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I'm not even going to watch that video.
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pretty sure we have a thread for stuff like this already, the JA thread
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Oh, I get it now... You're poor.
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Old 08-30-16, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
Wow, pedal straps, can't believe no one thought of that before.

And they broke the first time you used them? A+ work, sir.

What might work better is if they were made out of something strong like leather and maybe went all they way under the pedal, or maybe through some slots in the sides of the pedal and then a full twist to keep them from slipping back and forth...

Just a thought. Not sure if it would work or not.

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I'm not even going to watch that video.
You're missing a soundtrack that cannot be properly described in any human language. Vogon has the proper words though.

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You're missing a soundtrack that cannot be properly described in any human language. Vogon has the proper words though.
Don't forget the subtle part where he shows everyone that he owns a gun and keeps it in his top drawer.

Seems like everyone wants to be casey neistat, but no one realizes that casey neistat sucks.

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If I am going to be on the Youtubes, it better be Hydraulic presses, GCN, Simpsons or ATHF clips!
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Just stop before you hurt somebody other than yourself. And dont show off your gun. Nobody that shows off their little hand gun is cool.

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If only they made brakes and clipless shoes and pedals. A girl can wish, right?

BTW - that video was terrible. Sorry, it was really terrible. Like an amateur artsy Kickstarter video.
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Originally Posted by andr0id View Post
What might work better is if they were made out of something strong like leather and maybe went all they way under the pedal, or maybe through some slots in the sides of the pedal and then a full twist to keep them from slipping back and forth...

Just a thought. Not sure if it would work or not.
That's crazy. You're crazy!
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