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Need technique for going over a pothole on the fixie.(5 posts)

Need technique for going over a pothole on the fixie.Alex-in-Evanston
Nov 13, 2002 8:46 AM
Currently I just plow on through, but my wheels are suffering for it. Can someone give me a pointer on how to glide over obstacles on the fixie?

Alex
turnSteve_0
Nov 13, 2002 8:52 AM
(IMO) fixies should be ridden with verrrrry smooth, flowing motions, picking lines far in advance; no twitchy, sudden movements associated with 'road' biking.

The FG is a work of art; riding style should be chosen to match.
All feelingStampertje
Nov 13, 2002 9:22 AM
It's hard to describe... you have to shift your weight without coasting. Imagine pedaling through air, as if you're riding off a ledge. It feels great when it works. Fixed gear = zen.
re: Need technique for going over a pothole on the fixie.RedPat
Nov 13, 2002 1:25 PM
Gotta come off the saddle and lighten up the front, then back end going over the pothole (bump, squirrel, beer bottle, etc.). It definitely takes practice so as to not get thrown over the bars. Mess around with a stick in your driveway until it feels right.
two ways: quickly stand unweighting the rear wheel or swerve!!Djudd
Nov 13, 2002 5:10 PM