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Fixie road-bike tricks that anyone can learn

Old 09-24-19, 10:27 AM
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Fixie road-bike tricks that anyone can learn

The tricks in the video below can be learned by anyone within a few hours or days. The girl in the video is doing a sport called artistic cycling. Her bike is almost the same as most fixie bikes with the exception of the road bars and pegs.

I find novice videos can be great for learning the basics that help to build a good foundation. Another bonus is that you can do these tricks anywhere there is flat ground—even on the ride to show off a little!


I'll be getting my first fixie in about a week and wanted to share some of the tricks I'll be learning.
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Originally Posted by REDMASTA View Post
look ma no hands
Not sure if you were mocking the difficulty level—I purposely chose a video with easier tricks—but, if you want something more challenging, I can post it.

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Today I learned to ride and steer with my feet.
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I ride flatland bmx; I can tell you that some acts are quite easy to learn given that you already have a bit of balancing ability. Through my experience, being able to ride backwards while sitting on the handlebar is a fastlane ticket to some tricks, so does being able to perform the trackstand on a fixie or doing a fakie.

But there are other simple things which may take longer painful journey. If you overcome the painful ones, other good things will come to you quite swiftly. Just don't put too much pressure on yourself or you'll get frustated. And allow yourself good recovery times between injuries. Yes, you'll get those as you're doing all sorts of movements that your body's not used to. Anyhow the reward is priceless.
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Originally Posted by acir71 View Post
I ride flatland bmx; I can tell you that some acts are quite easy to learn given that you already have a bit of balancing ability. Through my experience, being able to ride backwards while sitting on the handlebar is a fastlane ticket to some tricks, so does being able to perform the trackstand on a fixie or doing a fakie.
I'm going to leave the trackstand for indoors when it gets too cold to ride outside. As to the fakie, I have yet to see much improvement at all, though I really haven't put much time into it. Maybe I can ride backwards 5' at most. Learning to fakie would be the single most helpful trick to build a foundation which leads to other tricks.

But there are other simple things which may take longer painful journey. If you overcome the painful ones, other good things will come to you quite swiftly. Just don't put too much pressure on yourself or you'll get frustated. And allow yourself good recovery times between injuries. Yes, you'll get those as you're doing all sorts of movements that your body's not used to. Anyhow the reward is priceless.
I've been taking my time and having fun. I took about a month, almost exclusively, to learn to handlebar ride and then to learn with no hands while negotiating people and objects and going up shallow ramps.

Like you said, it is extremely rewarding.
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When I see people (typically teenager) doing this stuff as they ride towards me on the MUP, I yell. I YELL! I YEEEEEELLLLLLLL!!!!
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When I see people (typically teenager) doing this stuff as they ride towards me on the MUP, I yell. I YELL! I YEEEEEELLLLLLLL!!!!
I do my tricks at the skate park or in a wide open area when nobody is around.
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I do my tricks at the skate park or in a wide open area when nobody is around.
I like what you're doing -- keep it up. That was just a dumb joke about another thread on this forum: someone got bent out of shape because he saw someone riding without the hands on the bars on a bike path.
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I like what you're doing -- keep it up. That was just a dumb joke about another thread on this forum: someone got bent out of shape because he saw someone riding without the hands on the bars on a bike path.
Your post actually reminded me of that post, lol.

Anyways, thanks for the support.
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If I may suggest, you might want to consider a bit of a protection 'down' there, via a nut protector commonly used by hockey goalies. We have the tendency to hit that part against the tt, stem etc.. Believe me I learnt the hard way!
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