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Old 07-25-09, 02:24 PM
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question on stopping a fixie

i'm looking to buy a fixie and i'd like to know what is the term for that back hop some do to stop a fixie and also how is it done.
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Old 07-25-09, 02:49 PM
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It's better to have a destination that is up-hill, and then you just use gravity brakes. Or you can bounce off of pedestrians and parked cars. Or get a brake.
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Old 07-25-09, 03:08 PM
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stick your foot in your spokes
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Old 07-25-09, 03:14 PM
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everyday its the same thing
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Old 07-25-09, 03:29 PM
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stick your foot in your spokes

hahahaha
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Old 07-25-09, 03:36 PM
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Candidate for the Darwin Award.
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Old 07-25-09, 03:51 PM
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remove braks

HIT TRCUK
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Old 07-25-09, 04:04 PM
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remove breaks

hit trcuk
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Old 07-25-09, 06:22 PM
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Use tire ironz.
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use a brake save you knees face skull and possibly life

oh forgot to mention tires too
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It's called a skid, which doesnt technically stop you, it skids.
If youre just getting into fixed gears, please dear lord start with a brake.
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Old 07-25-09, 10:19 PM
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just ride uphill, both ways and save your tires.
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he's talking about skipping.

don't worry about it. learn how to resist first.
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Old 07-26-09, 01:32 AM
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you'll get the hang of it when you start riding.
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Skipping. Skip right?
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Skipping breakfast.
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you just have to kinda jump off the bike. wait untill your cranks are at 3 and 9 and give the handlebars a quick push. make sure to grab the saddle when you're off!
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Originally Posted by j3ffr3y View Post
you just have to kinda jump off the bike. wait untill your cranks are at 3 and 9 and give the handlebars a quick push. make sure to grab the saddle when you're off!
Like this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjVUc_UWldw
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Old 07-26-09, 09:52 PM
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like this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xq-pPJRREo&NR=1
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Originally Posted by dubbs5050 View Post
thats usually the first thing people learn to do on fixies

after you get that down you can work on trackstands
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How about this? What I really like about this guy is he's smart enough to wear a helmet, or maybe it's just the law in Toronto.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tn_qMrnMZpk&NR=1
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Old 07-26-09, 10:58 PM
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How about this? What I really like about this guy is he's smart enough to wear a helmet, or maybe it's just the law in Toronto.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tn_qMrnMZpk&NR=1
wtf is up with his bars/tattoos
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Old 07-26-09, 11:27 PM
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this is how not to stop a bike
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHZrRGHKUaU
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Old 07-27-09, 03:03 AM
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As you ride, you need to squeeze your cranks together real tight, and lift up the rear. Repeat. And now you got yourself some hopping.
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Old 07-27-09, 04:02 AM
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You might want to try any fixed object like a building wall or an electric pole. I have not used a wall for stopping, but I certainly had a close encounter with an electric pole. I saw some stars in my vision, but I certainly stopped with ZERO breaking distance.
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