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Old 06-30-08, 03:01 PM
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Skids?

Okay. I'm a first time fixed gear owner and I just have one question. I'm running a 46-18 ratio and I don't know if that has something to do with me not being able to lock my wheels when trying to skid. Is there any adjustments I can make on how to improve my locking or atleast make it easier??

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Old 06-30-08, 03:03 PM
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put your nuts over the stem
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put your nuts over the stem
Then pull up as hard as possible on the handlebars. Something will happen.
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Old 06-30-08, 03:13 PM
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pull your front foot up.. push back foot back.. put your weight in front
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Old 06-30-08, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by matt wisconsin View Post
put your nuts over the stem
Yeah believe it or not, I have and the result wasn't pretty. Haha. My legs kept on pedaling and I fell forward. Maybe it takes time of getting used to? I thought it was a little more easier than that.
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Old 06-30-08, 03:18 PM
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I see I see. How about a quick skid to the left/right when you're pedaling? same idea?
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It's entirely a matter of building up the muscles in your legs and memorizing what the correct motion feels like. Just keep trying, eventually, it will make sense.
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Read sheldons write up on skipping,then use the same technique with the weight off the rear wheel to hold a skid.
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Originally Posted by deadforkinglast View Post
It's entirely a matter of building up the muscles in your legs and memorizing what the correct motion feels like. Just keep trying, eventually, it will make sense.
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Alternately, you can squeeze the rear brake lever as hard as you can which will result in a skid.
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Alternately, you can squeeze the rear brake lever as hard as you can which will result in a skid.
<<Brakeless.
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ah, thank you g60.
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i just learned to skid this past week after 2 spills on wet pavement. to practice without killing yourself, i would suggest riding onto grass then locking up the rear wheel. watch skidding videos on youtube and try to do what their feet do.

i only practiced on grass about 5 times... then almost 2 weeks later i just did it. its NOT HARD!!!! just do it!
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Old 06-30-08, 04:33 PM
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you cant skid, and your breakless. Maybe we need to take this back a few steps before we move forward again. there isnt much more advice I can give...read sheldon brown, use the search function, and build those muscles. Honestly...I promise you there are already threads on how to make skidding easier.
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Go out while it's raining. It'll be much easier.
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Originally Posted by evoke0ne View Post
you cant skid, and your breakless.
I don't think he's going to be breakless much longer.
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wow on grass?! never would've thought. hm thanks and we'll see.
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Seriously though.. Seriously.. Get a front brake. You don't know what you're doing yet. You DO NOT want to find out the hard way that that hill you decided to bomb was more than you could handle, or that you weren't able to stop in time to avoid hitting that car that just cut you off and went straight into a right turn.

Just get a brake.










Seriously.
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You're gonna ****ing kill yourself dude.
At least put on a brake until you learn to skid.
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Old 06-30-08, 04:46 PM
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Originally Posted by evoke0ne View Post
you cant skid, and your breakless. Maybe we need to take this back a few steps before we move forward again. there isnt much more advice I can give...read sheldon brown, use the search function, and build those muscles. Honestly...I promise you there are already threads on how to make skidding easier.
will look into it evokeone.

thanks for the tips and comments guys.
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You're gonna ****ing kill yourself dude.
At least put on a brake until you learn to skid.
And only consider taking the brake off after you haven't used it in a thousand miles or so. I still use mine after 1,200 miles, so it's staying on. Plus, I know my limits and I value my life.
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