Author Topic: One for the truing stand?  (Read 4835 times)

Andrij

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One for the truing stand?
« on: September 08, 2010, 08:52:40 pm »
Probably not...





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Re: One for the truing stand?
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2010, 08:53:57 pm »
That'll buff out.

Possibly.

Re: One for the truing stand?
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2010, 08:54:49 pm »
Have you tried standing on it?
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Re: One for the truing stand?
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2010, 08:56:54 pm »
Stop! Hammer Time.
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Re: One for the truing stand?
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2010, 08:58:32 pm »
Puddle that turned out to be crater full of water?

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Re: One for the truing stand?
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2010, 08:58:58 pm »
Close enough.  Just unhook the brakes.

Be rayt. ;)
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Re: One for the truing stand?
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2010, 09:00:52 pm »
Do you have Biospace cranks to with that Biospace wheel?

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Re: One for the truing stand?
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2010, 09:03:52 pm »
Puddle that turned out to be crater full of water?

Not quite.
 
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Re: One for the truing stand?
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2010, 09:06:34 pm »
Might want to adjust your computer.  I'm not sure the circumference is what it was exactly.
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Re: One for the truing stand?
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2010, 09:15:51 pm »
Might want to adjust your computer.  I'm not sure the circumference is what it was exactly.

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Re: One for the truing stand?
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2010, 09:29:30 pm »
Andrij, have you put on weight?  A LOT of weight?
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Re: One for the truing stand?
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2010, 09:44:00 pm »
S'fuck't.

You know it is.

Re: One for the truing stand?
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2010, 09:57:13 pm »
Close enough.  Just unhook the brakes.


Never mind "brakeless" fixies, I see a fair few unhooked brakes for that reason and some of them are both ends.
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Re: One for the truing stand?
« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2010, 09:59:31 pm »
I know.  See them every day.  Heel on the rear tyre works ok do innit.
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Re: One for the truing stand?
« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2010, 10:15:17 pm »
I know.  See them every day.  Heel on the rear tyre works ok do innit.

I saw someone employing this braking technique for the first time the other day.  From the level of skill and the state of their shoe, they'd obviously been using it for a while.

I'd only come across the shoe-on-front-tyre and shoes-on-tarmac (the saddle is usually set low enough to facilitate this) variants before.
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Re: One for the truing stand?
« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2010, 10:20:12 pm »
I know.  See them every day.  Heel on the rear tyre works ok do innit.

I saw someone employing this braking technique for the first time the other day.  From the level of skill and the state of their shoe, they'd obviously been using it for a while.

I'd only come across the shoe-on-front-tyre and shoes-on-tarmac (the saddle is usually set low enough to facilitate this) variants before.

I nearly got run over by someone using shoe-on-front-tyre whilst he was riding on the pavement t'other day.  Although I myself resorted to shoes on tarmac (well, gravel) on the KTTR ride, having dropped off the saddle in order to reach.  Admittedly this was because my brake cable snapped halfway down a rather steep hill....

Glad you're OK Andrij.

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Re: One for the truing stand?
« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2010, 11:34:31 pm »
Not quite.

Oooo fuckity. Good to hear you're OK.

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Re: One for the truing stand?
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2010, 06:37:46 am »
Foot-on-rear-tyre is something I saw in Swindon a few years ago.  The BMX kids do it because (I suppose it's like fixies) they don't want to spoil their machines' clean lines with a brake.  It seems reasonably effective, and the fact that you can hang your bum right out over the rear wheel of a BMX no doubt helps with grip.
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Re: One for the truing stand?
« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2010, 03:41:35 pm »
Gosh, only just seen this, we're glad you're OK Andrij, any chance of suing the arse off the the driver?


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Re: One for the truing stand?
« Reply #19 on: September 17, 2010, 08:51:48 pm »
...can hang your bum right out over the rear wheel of a BMX no doubt helps with grip.
I thought the hard guys just clenched the tyre between...no? ;D
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Re: One for the truing stand?
« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2010, 09:37:06 am »
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Re: One for the truing stand?
« Reply #21 on: September 18, 2010, 09:02:16 pm »
...can hang your bum right out over the rear wheel of a BMX no doubt helps with grip.
I thought the hard guys just clenched the tyre between...no? ;D

Depends how knobbly it is.

You'll notice I didn't specify whether I referred to the tyre or the arse there!
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