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Tried no brakes today

Old 09-01-08, 09:28 PM
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Tried no brakes today

Just built this bike today and brake lever wouldn't go on the bars so I hopped on and rode to the LBS to find one. I forgot ONCE that I had no brakes coming to a stop sign.

I won't do that again.
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Old 09-01-08, 09:29 PM
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Look sweet. Post the built sheet.
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Old 09-01-08, 09:30 PM
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Old 09-01-08, 09:31 PM
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OMG did you die!!
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Old 09-01-08, 09:32 PM
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I am typing from the grave
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Old 09-01-08, 09:33 PM
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how's the wifi signal there?
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Old 09-01-08, 09:33 PM
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If you don't know how to stop without using a brake you should learn...I think every fixed gear rider should know a variety of stopping/speed controlling skills.
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Old 09-01-08, 09:34 PM
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Old 09-01-08, 09:36 PM
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I started with out a brake when I was a total newb but then used it so it's not foreign to me, just forgot for a moment AND I had too tall a gear.
I just wanted to ride the thing
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Old 09-01-08, 10:56 PM
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try riding without a bike next time.
it's even harder than riding with no brakes.
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robot, do you ride your kilo when you work as a clown?
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Old 09-01-08, 11:51 PM
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no.
that top tube pad stains really easily.
it sucks when i get the children's blood all over it.

i usually just drive my van.
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Old 09-02-08, 12:07 AM
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Have you ever gotten your clown shoes caught in the chain? And how high do you roll your balloon pants so that they don't unroll on you? I'm thinking about starting to ride while dressed as a clown and want to know how to do it properly.

I bet clown shoes make Ted-shredding it pretty effective though, huge surface area.
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i said i drive the van.
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Well, from your top tube pad comment, I assumed you have done it before. My bad dawg. What kind of candy you got up in there? I'm kinda hungry.
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i've got a bag of dicks your welcome to.
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What kind of bag? Ziplock? Paper? Messenger? This is important.
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this thread is amazing.

[ps] white bikes are hawt
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Originally Posted by thehappyrobot View Post
try riding without a bike next time.
it's even harder than riding with no brakes.
i pull off hella long skids that way






wait what
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Old 09-02-08, 01:14 PM
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I love riding brakeless with no foot retention because when I'm spinning really fast and a foot slips off and I can't get my feet back on the pedals so I'm just sitting there on the seat with my legs sticking out so they don't get whacked by the pedals and going "Aaaaaaaahhhhhhh!!!" because I can't stop and I'm going to get hurt really bad... I think that must look pretty cool.
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Old 09-02-08, 01:17 PM
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Almost as cool as the big chunks missing from my face because I use melon-ballers for handlebars.
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