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Gear Ratios for Fixed Gear riding

Old 07-11-11, 03:19 AM
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Gear Ratios for Fixed Gear riding

I am new to riding a fixed gear bike enjoying it very much.. my gear ratio is 50 x 17. Is this an okay ratio to begin riding fixed gear?? I am Having issues skidding im not sure if its me or the ratio... I do have a front brake.. so skidding is not my #1 option for stopping but it is does look like a lot of fun and would like to play around but mine seems to be a bit difficult...any recommendations or pointers would be great!
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Any gear ratio is fine. It's all in the technique. Just go onto Youtube, check out some skidding tutorials and find an empty parking lot and have at it.
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