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Ted Shred stopping solution for the brake-less.

Old 12-27-08, 07:00 PM
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Ted Shred stopping solution for the brake-less.

People who ride brake-less get alot of criticism on this board, and the one question I always see is what happens when your chain jumps when going downhill? I ride brakeless and recently have been messing around with the Ted Shred stoppage technique and of course it really works. So solution solved.
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Old 12-27-08, 07:05 PM
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if your chain jumps when going downhill, it's usually courteous enough to lock your back wheel up for you.
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Old 12-27-08, 07:07 PM
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Its a little bit more controlled if you stay seated and rub the rear tire with your shoe instead of the "Ted Shred". that is if your chain doesn't just wrap around the cog and sends you sliding out of control in the first place.
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Old 12-27-08, 07:10 PM
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i can guarantee you that if i'm flying down a hill and my chain snaps before a busy cross street that my front brake will stop me sooner than my shoe.

will the ted shred method stop you? sure. will it stop you in time? depends how much time you have...
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Originally Posted by Adam G. View Post
People who ride brake-less get alot of criticism on this board, and the one question I always see is what happens when your chain jumps when going downhill? I ride brakeless and recently have been messing around with the Ted Shred stoppage technique and of course it really works. So solution solved.

I know, right! And you have plenty of time to throw in a few bar spins before you come to a complete stop!
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Old 12-27-08, 07:14 PM
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Originally Posted by wearyourtruth View Post
i can guarantee you that if i'm flying down a hill and my chain snaps before a busy cross street that my front brake will stop me sooner than my shoe.

will the ted shred method stop you? sure. will it stop you in time? depends how much time you have...
Hitting cross-traffic and pedestrians is usually good for coming to a quick stop too.
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Old 12-27-08, 07:40 PM
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dear brakeless,
please stop trying to defend riding brakeless. you come off ********.
xo
brakeless-as-well.
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Old 12-27-08, 07:44 PM
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I still don't understand why people try to argue that having no brakes is just as safe as having a front brake or both.
It's just not logical.

Simply admit that you don't ride any brakes and if you get into an emergency situation you are potentially putting your life or someone else's in unnecessary danger

Maybe you get a thrill out, maybe you do it for aesthetic reasons.
Whatever. It doesn't matter to me
But no one can convince me that it's a smart thing to do.

Like Chris Rock said:
"Yeah you COULD drive a car with your feet but that doesn't make it a good idea."
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Old 12-27-08, 07:51 PM
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come on guys, everyone knows that jamming your foot into the FRONT wheel is the fastest and most efficient way to stop.
stopping the front wheel provides most of your stopping power!
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Old 12-27-08, 07:57 PM
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I thought you're supposed to grab the front wheel in front of the fork-- especially macho if you aren't wearing gloves.
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I thought you were supposed to snag the spokes with your toes - especially macho if you use a penis.
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penis toes?
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Toenis.
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I thought you were supposed to snag the spokes with your toes - especially macho if you use a penis.
preferably a pedestrian's
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i've had my chain break while descending a very steep hill while riding brakeless. a foot on the rear wheel worked perfectly to stop me safely. even if i'd had a front brake i don't think i would have used it given the angle of the hill and my speed.

ted shred stopping works better than skidding because your more of your weight is on the rear wheel.

safe riding means riding within your personal skill limits. hand brakes rely on mechanics which can also fail. preparing yourself for any situation and knowing what you are and aren't capable of is the only real safe way to ride. riding brakeless is plenty safe if you have the right skills and know your limits. skeptics just need more practice.
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Originally Posted by 667 View Post
I thought you were supposed to snag the spokes with your toes - especially macho if you use a penis.
I know thats what I would do.
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I had to google ted shred.. Does he ride a pista with a freewheel? I'm not sure but it looked like that cos the rear wheel was roling and the pedals weren't.
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Originally Posted by Scotland Yard View Post
I had to google ted shred.. Does he ride a pista with a freewheel? I'm not sure but it looked like that cos the rear wheel was roling and the pedals weren't.

Only sissys shred fixed.
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i don't care how well i can learn to skid, i'm keeping that brake on.
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I had to google ted shred.. Does he ride a pista with a freewheel? I'm not sure but it looked like that cos the rear wheel was roling and the pedals weren't.
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Originally Posted by Understanding View Post
i don't care how well i can learn to skid, i'm keeping that brake on.
GOOD FOR YOU!

Here you go!
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aaaaaw yeeeeaah!
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felt like posting before you wanted to take 2 seconds to read the braking 101 thread?
https://www.bikeforums.net/singlespeed-fixed-gear/473376-braking-101-public-service-message-your-uncle-sixty.html
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I understand the rush he gets from doing what he does, and if he wants to put his life on the line thats his choice, but he's putting other peoples lives on the line when he does this "Ted Shred", and that sucks. I can see one of two headlines ,"Ted Shred is DEAD!" or "Ted Shred kills pedestrian while performing stupid/senseless stunt"
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Of course brake-less is not as safe, but you have to admit...

It's a hell of a lot safer than skateboarding down a hill. I've been there.
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