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Skidding without clips?

Old 02-02-06, 09:56 PM
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Originally Posted by ryan_c
Yeah that's how I do it if I'm riding a short distance with normal shoes or something with my eggbeaters, just hook a foot under. It sucks though.
p.s. you ride on your roof? hardcore. especially if it's an a-frame house.
I live in a run down converted factory building. My roof is about the size of a football field.
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Old 02-02-06, 10:02 PM
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I know the secret-- it's that oh-so-important Vegan Saddle!
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Old 02-02-06, 10:27 PM
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I love all these na-sayers. massan and emi ride 82 inches and skid tricks for days. i'm old and ride 77 inch. come on ya'll step up your game.


Originally Posted by Lunigma
oh yeah that's another thing, i still think it's IMPOSSIBLE to skid on a gear higher than 75! he's on an 82! without clips or a brake! it's like driving a ferrari without a seatbelt, without brakes at 100 miles an hour, what do you think is going to happen?
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Old 02-02-06, 10:37 PM
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those sf kids are on some other ****!
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Old 02-02-06, 10:40 PM
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Originally Posted by dudeman
those sf kids are on some other ****!
I promise you that almost anyone that can ride fixed gear bicycle could skid an 82 gear inch with one unlipped foot as long as they unweight the rear properly. It isn't a thing of strength but of technique.
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Old 02-02-06, 11:25 PM
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http://www.bikeforums.net/showpost.p...6&postcount=48

this was discussed exactly a month ago, probably before then too, just sayin
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Old 02-02-06, 11:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Yoshi
He says he learnt to one-footed skid already!! how can anyone possibly skid one-footed? Sounds like a liar to me...
funny how you say that, cause i taught a friend the mechanics of skidding and he tried it without clips and did it one footed. on top of that, he learned it in 5 mins. So, go figure. some people just have mad skillz.
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Old 02-03-06, 01:32 AM
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Originally Posted by mikorp
I love all these na-sayers. massan and emi ride 82 inches and skid tricks for days. i'm old and ride 77 inch. come on ya'll step up your game.
Yeah what's with these guys. I've been running 81-82 inches for a year and have never had a problem skidding, I can do it in the saddle if need be, although adrenaline probably has something to do with that when it happens. Also not too much of a problem skidding on my older fix at 86 inches, although a bit tougher. Not to sound like I'm trying to be a badass, but just sayin' it ain't that bad. At all.
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Its not that hard I've been toe clipless since mine snapped on me..about 8 months ago.. But clips don't realy matter when your skidding you just have to lock your legs up
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huh. i brought this up yesterday.
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I saw a lot of fixies w/o brakes or straps when I was last in Brooklyn. I thought it was just a NY thing, and I guess they have few hills to contend w/ out there.

FWIW, I think that's a really nice shade of purple, and I like whatever that thing he's got going on the seat tube. With a few modifications, that could end up a pretty nice lookin bike.
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jamacian me crazy mon! that's who brought this style to the states, flip flop wearin dudes in harlem killin it!!!


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I saw a lot of fixies w/o brakes or straps when I was last in Brooklyn. I thought it was just a NY thing, and I guess they have few hills to contend w/ out there.

FWIW, I think that's a really nice shade of purple, and I like whatever that thing he's got going on the seat tube. With a few modifications, that could end up a pretty nice lookin bike.
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