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stoping a fixie when going down hill

Old 01-30-08, 02:05 AM
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stoping a fixie when going down hill

do i just skid or try to hold the paddles as hard as i can to slow down?
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Old 01-30-08, 02:11 AM
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Squeeze the brake lever.

Just kidding, I skid/skip stop when going down a hill unless I need to do an emergency stop, then I use my front brake.
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Old 01-30-08, 02:11 AM
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Originally Posted by qcsky View Post
do i just skid or try to hold the paddles as hard as i can to slow down?
they make a fixed gear canoe?
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i make it a point to control my descents, and try not to go faster than i can slow down. I do this by back pedaling. that way I can stop if need be without undue stress.
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Old 01-30-08, 02:28 AM
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What would you do if your descent is over 8 miles long besides being practical by using your geared or single speed ride?
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What would you do if your descent is over 8 miles long besides being practical by using your geared or single speed ride?
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What would you do if your descent is over 8 miles long besides being practical by using your geared or single speed ride?

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Originally Posted by roadfix View Post
What would you do if your descent is over 8 miles long besides being practical by using your geared or single speed ride?
Ride backwards so you're going uphill
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What would you do if your descent is over 8 miles long besides being practical by using your geared or single speed ride?
take a nap
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Originally Posted by qcsky View Post
do i just skid or try to hold the paddles as hard as i can to slow down?
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Old 01-30-08, 08:34 AM
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toss out the anchor
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always carry a stick so you can jam it into your front spokes. u'll stop REAL quick!
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disengage right foot from pedal.
procede to ted shred.

but seriously, i've been shredding alot lately.
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just backpedal and if you start to pick up unwanted momentum, skip or do a short skid and go back to modulating.
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Be smart about building up speed in the first place? Once that train is at full speed you might be in for a wild ride.

And, sorry to pile on, but brakes are useful also for braking.

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fixies cant go down hill
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Originally Posted by operator View Post
DING! DING! DING! WINNER!

Seriously... if you have to ask, you should have one of these in the first place.
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These are the only dry-land paddles I know of:

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i vote parachute
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Originally Posted by SugarPILL View Post
i just carry a satchel of squirrels with me to ram in the front spokes,
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I could never do some of the hills I face without a brake. I've tried back pressure and skidding and skips and it is still nuts. If you are going down a hill you can't slow down on, get a damn brake. Seriously.

Squeeze the lever and boom awesome things happen.
 

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