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sheldon browns fancy dismount technique

Old 02-20-11, 05:58 AM
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sheldon browns fancy dismount technique

has anyone tried this? I'm having a hard time picturing what this is supposed to look like

"As the bicycle slows to near walking speed, disengage your left foot, then wait for the right pedal to get to the bottom of its circle. As the right pedal starts to rise, straighten your right leg and let the motion of the pedal lift you up. Let go of the handlebars, let the saddle move forward between your legs, and put your left foot on the ground. As the bike goes ahead, grab it by the saddle.

It takes a bit of courage to try this, but it is actually very easy to do. It is also extremely impressive to watch. When executed properly, it is very smooth, and you can go from riding to walking in a single fluid motion, without ever coming to a stop."
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I've done it for a while when i used clips.It's really just a fancy way of jumping of the back of your bike.I run clipless these days,so no more fancy dismount.
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this is what he is referring to. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjVUc_UWldw
I'm not sure why the jump is added at the end of the dismount in the video. Keep what ever leg you want straight,lock it and the the momentum of the crank push you up off the saddle. It is very fast efficient and different way to dismount. Try it out!
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I've tried it a few times but failed miserably and looked stupid, so I stopped. Maybe I'll try again sometime though.
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Old 02-20-11, 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Build your own View Post
I've done it for a while when i used clips.It's really just a fancy way of jumping of the back of your bike.I run clipless these days,so no more fancy dismount.
I still do my cx dismount with clipless fixed... Ill admit it took a little guts to go for it but now its easy...
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uhh quicksilver???
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not as fancy as this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvancWXi6HU XD
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Originally Posted by rogwilco View Post
I've tried it a few times but failed miserably and looked stupid, so I stopped. Maybe I'll try again sometime though.
Remove your feet from the the straps and ride on the underside of your pedals before you jump off. It's way easier than it looks but attempting it while your strapped in will cause all innocent little children within a two mile radius of you to spontaneously combust.
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
attempting it while your strapped in will cause all innocent little children within a two mile radius of you to spontaneously combust.
now you're just being overly dramatic....
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
Remove your feet from the the straps and ride on the underside of your pedals before you jump off. It's way easier than it looks but attempting it while your strapped in will cause all innocent little children within a two mile radius of you to spontaneously combust.
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now you're just being overly dramatic....
I've seen it happen

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The cool part is how the bike exits from underneath you and you can immediately begin walking. You don't jump off the back, but actually the pedal propels you up slightly, allowing the bike to continue forward while you are kind of hanging in the air. As soon as the bike is in front of you, you grab the saddle and start walking. Slick.
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Originally Posted by stanridgespeed View Post
this is what he is referring to. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjVUc_UWldw
I'm not sure why the jump is added at the end of the dismount in the video. Keep what ever leg you want straight,lock it and the the momentum of the crank push you up off the saddle. It is very fast efficient and different way to dismount. Try it out!
thanks, that video helped make sense of it

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will cause all innocent little children within a two mile radius of you to spontaneously combust.
whats wrong with that? haha
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Originally Posted by achtron View Post
His doing it wrong; that's how you're supposed to mount.
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I've been working on this one. I tried it yesterday in front of the coffee shop, not realizing that I was wearing baggy cargo shorts. Short story short- cargo shorts caught on my saddle and right foot didn't unclip but I still had momentum that pushed most of me off the bike. Keyword most.

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