Re[CR] Fixed Gear Braking


Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2003 12:14:35 -0800 (PST)
From: Russell roth <fuzzybunnies@pot.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re[CR] Fixed Gear Braking


I commute on a fixed gear with no brakes regularly, an easy trick to stopping though it takes practice is to use the foot coming up to hop the back of the bike, the minute the back tire leaves the ground stop pedaling. The real trick is to keep doing short little hops till the bike stops otherwise the tire can blow in a single skid which only looks impressive at the time but sucks when your walking. Russ Roth in truely warm and sunny Albany, NY

The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair


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\r?\n> Chuck Schmidt wrote:

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\r?\n>> On Sunday, March 16, 2003, at 12:53 PM, Mark A. Perkins wrote:

\r?\n>> > Call me crazy if you like, but I don't need no

\r?\n>> > stinking brakes on a bike that was never intended to have them.

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\r?\n>> And was intended to be ridden solely on the track! heh, heh

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\r?\n>Agreed. I think the relevant point here is that it's not a "riding style" that's being criticized, it's the (mis)use of a bike designed for a

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