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The Photo Thread of You Riding Your Bike aka Action Jackson

Old 10-26-08, 11:05 AM
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^you're doing it wrong.
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Old 10-26-08, 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by walking disease View Post
^you're doing it wrong.
you're just jealous cuz you can't do it it's actually very useful in high traffic when you know how to do it in all 4 positions
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Old 10-26-08, 05:14 PM
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Old 10-26-08, 05:30 PM
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I'm pretty sure I've posted most of these, but here we go anyway:







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Old 10-26-08, 08:54 PM
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Originally Posted by walking disease View Post
^you're doing it wrong.
really? how so?
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Old 10-26-08, 09:00 PM
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He just means that the standard, and easier, way is to have the wheel turned towards your front foot. But whatever works is all good. I use both ways depending on the situation if its needed.

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Old 10-26-08, 09:07 PM
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ah, this makes sense. thanks man.
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Old 10-26-08, 09:19 PM
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Min, is that a brass bell? Looks nice.
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Originally Posted by Gyeswho View Post
you're just jealous cuz you can't do it it's actually very useful in high traffic when you know how to do it in all 4 positions
what are the four different positions
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Old 10-27-08, 08:05 AM
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Min, is that a brass bell? Looks nice.
Yes it's the sound bell from Velo Orange.
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Originally Posted by bmcginn View Post
what are the four different positions
Wheel left, left foot forward.
Wheel left, right foot forward.
Wheel right, left foot forward.
Wheel right, right foot forward.
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Old 10-27-08, 08:42 AM
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I thought he was referring to the fact that that dude is way forward, closer to the bars than the saddle.
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Old 10-27-08, 09:00 AM
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Originally Posted by i r yo View Post
haha made sure the IY 20th was peaking through in the back ground

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Old 10-27-08, 09:03 AM
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Originally Posted by mugatu View Post
I thought he was referring to the fact that that dude is way forward, closer to the bars than the saddle.
Could be. I'm not really sure there's a "wrong" way to trackstand in the first place. If you don't fall over, you're doing it right.
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Old 10-27-08, 09:52 AM
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It looks like he's falling over to me though. Maybe he just trackstands weird.

Does anyone actually track stand with their wheel facing away from their front foot? I just tried it, and it could be because I'm so used to the other way, but it threw my weight way off. Couldn't do it for the life of me.

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you're just jealous cuz you can't do it it's actually very useful in high traffic when you know how to do it in all 4 positions
Please explain how being able to do it four ways is any better than two.
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Old 10-27-08, 10:11 AM
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Originally Posted by walking disease View Post
It looks like he's falling over to me though. Maybe he just trackstands weird.

Does anyone actually track stand with their wheel facing away from their front foot? I just tried it, and it could be because I'm so used to the other way, but it threw my weight way off. Couldn't do it for the life of me.



Please explain how being able to do it four ways is any better than two.
I can hold it at a light long enough to get my bearing and make the corrections needed but it's so much more difficult. For me as long as I got it the "normal" way both L and R I'm usually good for any situation but sometimes in a jam you can't get your foot to the right spot and switching bars is a task once stopped in traffic. It's the same premise of backwards pushes you out forwards pushes in but switching your feet.
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Old 10-27-08, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by walking disease View Post
It looks like he's falling over to me though. Maybe he just trackstands weird.
You can maintain a trackstand with the bike tilted over pretty far, you just need to compensate by leaning in the opposite direction. It's good fun when you have the room to do it. You can get it pretty close to parallel with the ground.

Please explain how being able to do it four ways is any better than two.
Imagine you're coming to a red light thick with pedestrians crossing in front of you. You can't inch up in front of the first car, and there's an obstruction preventing you from turning your wheel left, which is what you normally do. Sure, you can maintain your stand with either foot forward, but you can't do it with your wheel turned right, so you have to put a foot down.

It might sound like an isolated incident, but the fewer ways you know how to trackstand, the more common these situations become.

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Old 10-27-08, 10:45 AM
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wow. no one on this page is a hipster...:looksaroundlikewhathejustsaidwassarcastic:
No one on this page is a d-bag either. :looksyourightintheeyetomakeitcompletelycleari'mtalkingaboutyou:
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Old 10-27-08, 10:54 AM
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really good picture
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@live2die & Jabba: makes sense.
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