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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 09-08-05, 06:44 PM   #1
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another dumb question.

i hate to be "that guy"... you know, the one that asks all those questions that could be solved with just a lil' bit of experimentation, but i have no patience, so here goes:

i always hear people complaining about knee pain whilst brakeless fixie riding, but i've never had that problem.

what i DO have is pain in my left ankle from skids. if you were looking at a bike buisness-side-out, i skid by lifting my left foot at 3 o'clock, and pushing back with the right at 9 o'clock, which is making my left ankle sore as hell from pulling up on the clips.

is this a normal pain, or am i skidding wrong?

sorry for the ******-baggary of this question.
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Old 09-08-05, 07:13 PM   #2
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Ive never heard of ankle pain from skidding...but I guess anything is possible. Maybe try lifting with your right foot? If not maybe try stretching or loosening up your ankles before you ride...if such a task is even possible.
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