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Old 07-22-09, 05:13 PM
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Question about riding backwards on a FG

Is riding backwards (backwards circles) easier with your feet in the clips/straps or on the other side of the pedal? I track stand on the other side of the pedal with no clips/straps.
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Old 07-22-09, 05:15 PM
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should be the same. practice on the other side though, as it's easier to get your foot off of the pedal when you bail
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Old 07-22-09, 05:15 PM
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just try it both ways and decide for yourself.



....just don't get too sweaty
....and make sure you have special fixed front tire for riding backwards (not your skidding front tire).


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Old 07-22-09, 05:17 PM
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easier on a unicycle : )
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Originally Posted by ianjk View Post
just try it both ways and decide for yourself.



....just don't get too sweaty
....and make sure you have special fixed front tire for riding backwards (not your skidding front tire).


yeah my first few threads were pretty stupid haha.
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Old 07-22-09, 05:53 PM
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yeah my first few threads were pretty stupid haha.
Youve really redeemed yourself with this one.
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I'm working on this too. For me, the other side of the pedal is better-keeps me from getting tangled up in a fall.
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Old 07-22-09, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by northsjfixed View Post
Is riding backwards (backwards circles) easier with your feet in the clips/straps or on the other side of the pedal? I track stand on the other side of the pedal with no clips/straps.
Why are you bothering to trackstand if you're flipping the pedal over?
Maybe b/c this is another joke thread?
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Old 07-22-09, 06:28 PM
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easier on a BMX... don't bother doing tricks on a FG because 10 yr. olds can do the same thing on a 20" : )
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You can't really ride backwards on a BMX.
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X You can't really ride backwards on a BMX.
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Old 07-22-09, 07:08 PM
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You can if you sit on the handlebars
Well, bike going forward, me going backwards.

How is it I can do that all over a parking lot on my BMX, but can't do a friggin' backwards circle on the fixed gear? Well, I haven't really worked at it... but STILL.
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Old 07-22-09, 07:15 PM
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i can sit on my handlebars and ride my fixed gear "backwards" way easier than doing "backwards circles"...
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Originally Posted by mihlbach View Post
X You can't really ride backwards on a BMX.
Hey Dion, tell him how it is
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