Just picked up a used KHS Flite 100 for a pretty good price online... pretty excited about it, but the weather lately has been MAD cold.. I'm thinking I need to put on a front brake just in case, cause I'm a total noob when it comes to riding a fixed gear bike, and I've never even attempted at a skid stop. The next decent weather we have, I'm going to go out and try to nail the skid.
Can anyone help me with some techniques? I know the basics from watching videos and whatnot.. but just little tips and tricks.
Also, is there anything on the bike that I need to replace? I've heard that the wheels and pedals aren't too good, but since I'm so new I don't think replacing them would make that much of a difference.
Any help is appreciated.. thanks!
Nah, you alright with the current set up. The gearing ratio is an easier cheaper adjustment if you want to skid easier. Since you've watched vids and such, I will skip the basics. Tips such as getting your weight forward is one, as well as pulling up with the feet up against your cages as well. Start with little skids to get the feel of reverse resistance. Practice with one side at the same point since you will probably be dominant one side more than the other. Practice track stands as well starting out.