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I don't get it.(8 posts)

I don't get it.elviento
Jun 26, 2002 10:09 AM
I saw a guy riding fast in traffic today.

Helmet? Yes. Giro Pheumo, no less.
Brakes? None.

???
You saw an expert. nmscottfree
Jun 26, 2002 10:13 AM
It's a fixie....tronracer
Jun 26, 2002 11:09 AM
kick up the back wheel, lock your leg and skid. Almost like a coaster brake. The most fun way to ride. I do it all the time.
how much wear do you get from the tires stopping that way? (nm)ColnagoFE
Jun 26, 2002 11:16 AM
how much wear do you get from the tires stopping that way? (nm)tronracer
Jun 26, 2002 11:21 AM
6 mos to a year with specialized armadillos. Any other tire...1 month.
Or just hit some lady to reduce speed...biknben
Jun 26, 2002 11:30 AM
Sorry Tron. Couldn't resist. :-)
It's okay, but any pedestrian will do...tronracer
Jun 26, 2002 11:37 AM
doesn;t have to be a lady
I've got one, but can't do thatoff roadie
Jun 27, 2002 6:00 AM
And I'm pretty sure I can not do that trick. Its actually a singlespeed MTB with a fixed gear on the flipside of the hub. Maybe its got to do with gearing- mine is about 60 inches, pretty low for a fixed gear.

I don't have to use that trick to lock up a wheel; I've got a Magura HS33 on the front end, and THAT locks up (or does anything short there of, controlably) just fine. That makes it pretty easy to get the back wheel in the air, so I'm halfway there... ;-)