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first ride fixed conversion

david12656david12656 Posts: 32
edited October 2008 in Road general
first time out today some things i know now but didnt know yesterday
how many times i used to freewheel
my frame has a large toe overlap
the cleats in my shoes are worn (foot came out going up hill tried to freewheel to get foot back in ahhhhhh)
i need a back brake (cant brake with my legs)
i need to set off with the pedals in the correct position
i did about 15 miles in sheffield i loved it

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  • ToshmundToshmund Posts: 390
    Fixed wheel in Sheffield :shock: :lol: I am in the Trent Valley and get flak from a workmate! You my friend, will have legs of Iron, or the knees of Douglas Bader! :lol:
  • meagainmeagain Posts: 2,774
    i loved it

    THAT'S the important bit! But watch out for the overlap - it can be disconcerting (even dangerous) however long you've been fixing.
    d.j.
    "Cancel my subscription to the resurrection."
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