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How to do simple fixed gear tricks

Old 12-04-08, 09:16 PM
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Old 12-04-08, 09:18 PM
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Practice.

Oh and aerospokes.
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Old 12-04-08, 09:18 PM
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you need an aerospoke and neon brake cable housing... get that stuff then post again
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You just made Faliero roll over in his grave. Thanks.
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Old 12-04-08, 09:21 PM
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go to https://tricktrack.freeforums.org
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Old 12-04-08, 09:26 PM
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You might wanna get the hang of the trackstand first, then slowly progress to backwards pedaling.
Bunny hop is fairly simple especially w/toestraps, just jump up off the pedals and let your arms and legs compress with the hop. As you get better you'll be able to do the front wheel and bring the ass end up so you can get up curbs without pinching the rear tire. Work on that before we start on the 180 thing
Wheelies are the OG trick IMO. Start with a slow roll on a very slight uphill grade. Decide which leg is your power leg and as you mash you pull up on the handlebars and lean back. Start slowly and work on getting the wheel up to where you know when your bike/body is at its balance point. A rear brake will save you from getting a monkeyass in case you loop back. I would also advise you practice out of your straps for easy bailouts.
Get your 2 leg skid down first then start taking your front foot off the pedal using only your rear leg to skid. Get that down and we can talk about leg overs.

2 weeks is a short time but you might be tarckyer than me.

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Old 12-04-08, 09:30 PM
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I have an aerospoke actually. (It's a rear one though, cause it looks sweet when I'm skidding.)

I'm probably gonna get a set of deep V's soon, though, since I hate slow accelerations...
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Old 12-04-08, 09:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Mennitt View Post

I'm probably gonna get a set of deep V's soon, though, since I hate slow accelerations...
It's tough to argue with that logic.
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Old 12-04-08, 09:35 PM
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not to sound like a dick or anything, but you're the embodiment of everything this forum hates.

but what the hell, i'll add my 2: get your track stands down, go to wheelies and riding backwards from there.

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It's tough to argue with that logic.
and lol
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Old 12-04-08, 10:20 PM
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2 weeks ain't gonna happen
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Old 12-04-08, 10:32 PM
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just go to trick track
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Old 12-04-08, 10:33 PM
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Originally Posted by skeletor3000 View Post
2 weeks ain't gonna happen
it could happen...

if he practices every day 23 hours a day for the next 2 weeks...
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Originally Posted by huerro View Post
It's tough to argue with that logic.
hahahahahahaha. +218.
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haha, switching out a slow wheel with a slow wheel with curb your hate for slow acceleration.

lemme get up on my soapbox rilll quik: read over the forums for a few days/weeks before posting. get a feel for what this community/sport is about. learn what an aerospoke is for, and why people hate/love em. you might get defensive about it now, but i guarantee you'll consider your post a sure FAIL in a few months, if you keep with the fixed gear thing.

that said....all those "tricks" came from what people do between riding hard and fast...that and people knowing how to do 'em on bmx. if you roll with enough people, and hang out with your bikes around enough, that stuff comes.

the most impressive trick, i'll bet dollars to donuts, will be you riding fast as f*ck with killer style, form, control, confidence. leave everyone in the dust.

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Old 12-04-08, 11:18 PM
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practice makes perfect
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^^^^^

agreed.

just ride your bike and these all come with time. wheelies, riding backwards, and legovers are all good and well, but I'm most impressed when I see somebody who is fast and has control of their bike. You're riding a track bike, it wasn't made for tricks, it was made for going fast.

yeah go to tricktrack if you want to get into 180s and barspins and junk
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if you do tricks i'll be seriously pissed at you
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Originally Posted by gestalt assault View Post
I just went there for the first time, and based on the two or three threads I read I now truly understand why people here really dislike tarck bike tricks and the kids who do them.
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aerospok check.get the veep just for the front wheel and you should have wheelies,leg overs and backwards circles down.

okay real talk. im messing with wheelies now. so i cant help on that.but to do leg overs learn to skid with just your back foot only. then just bam put your leg over. no,you dont need risers to do leg overs either. i can do them with drops. anyway smooth concrete helps also. but as stated above dont worry about this just have fun ride your bike and it comes.
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Old 12-05-08, 12:50 AM
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this has to be a troll.
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Originally Posted by roastbeef View Post
not to sound like a dick or anything, but you're the embodiment of everything this forum hates.

but what the hell, i'll add my 2: get your track stands down, go to wheelies and riding backwards from there.
F'in aye and +1 on logic.

The track stand isn't very difficult. You've just got to find the sweet spot.
Wheelie while pedaling? If one wants to wheelie a fixed gear, one must pedal.
Skidding with a leg over the bar is the dumbest crap I've ever seen in my life.
It's useless and DOES NOT make you look cool. You mention you have a front
brake, so just sqeeze that little lever to stop or slow down. I'm seriously not
trying to come off as a ******bag here, so good luck anyways.
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i think wheelie skids is the next step..
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Old 12-05-08, 01:52 AM
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leg over the bar front wheel skids
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Old 12-05-08, 02:13 AM
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Does the OP have a big bike date in two weeks or something? Don't understand...
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