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Please help me track stand.

Old 01-09-07, 02:34 AM
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Originally Posted by BuddyMike
You almost guessed my town the other day. That town.
Oh yea, haha, sorry for being slow.
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Old 01-09-07, 02:52 AM
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Old 01-09-07, 03:21 AM
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I have a friend who can trackstand his cx bike on flat land
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Old 01-09-07, 03:23 AM
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I spent hours in my livingroom on a hardwood floor mastering my trackstand and thought I had it nailed until I tried it on the actual road.
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Old 01-09-07, 03:29 AM
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I actually learned how to trackstand on a bmx bike, so be the time I got on a fixie it was 10 times easier. I watched quite a few episodes of law and order learning oh to do it no-handed.
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Old 01-09-07, 03:44 AM
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practisepractisepractisepractisepractisepractisepractisepractisepractisepractisepractisepractise
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Old 01-09-07, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by tommyb
I sow a guy doing a trackstand on a roadie the other day, no fixed gear, how is that possible, dude sat threw an entire stop light didnt budg. i wana be able to do that, any clues?
The Dude was good.
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Old 01-09-07, 10:28 AM
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its not that hard. read this: http://www.teamestrogen.com/articles/asa_trackstand.asp

for instructions on how to trackstand on a freewheel.
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Old 01-09-07, 10:34 AM
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i learned how to no hand track stand before i could handed-track stand... and i started in my apartment, took it on the street and it's like a whole new world. i tried that circle thing 165 was talking about and it seemed to work foe me, i'm still working on it, but i've almost got it down.

I think practicing in your apartment helps a little.
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Old 01-09-07, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Tully
Yea, right now I'm practicing in my living room watching TV, and I'm guessing that is not the best way to learn, from a standstill.
If you are practicing inside, then set your pedals to your desired trackstand orientation. Left foot up or right foot up. Roll the bike backwards as far as you can. Mount the bike and pedal slowly into a track stand.
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Old 01-09-07, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by bbattle
The Dude was good.
Same principles apply. The road has a crown. Point your wheel in the road crown as you slow. Your power foot will propel you up the crown. Gravity is always trying to pull you back down the crown. Then power a little more to go back up the crown. Release a bit more to roll back down.

Over time you end up rolling back and forth within an inch or two. With more time and prictice it is possible to flatland track stand on a freewheel. It just requires more balance and control on of the pedal pressure.
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Old 01-09-07, 12:38 PM
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Yeah on my road bike role up to the place I am about to stop feeling for a small imperfection in the road then use that to push against. On a good day with hard tyres I can use a bit of paint that has gone on too thick, if I fart though I will probibly loose my balence.
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Old 01-09-07, 01:53 PM
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I'm sorry, but unless we can see you trying it, we can't really offer any more advice than things that you would know if you read those articles. Go out and ride with somebody who can trackstand, watch what they do and have them watch what you do. Try to copy their movements. If they see you doing something completely ****ed up, they will say "try this, it might help." or offer other critique. Posting on an internet messageboard isn't going to have you trackstanding.
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Old 01-09-07, 02:01 PM
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1) Don't use straps/clips (I still suck at doing them handless with my egg beaters/road shoe combo, but that's because I'm paranoid about breaking the cleats)

2) I've found that doing the "The Track Stand Zen" moment is one of the key elements to staying up. When you get to the stop in your proper position, focus on one FIXED point. I like telephone poles, or corners of buildings. Waving your eyes around doesn't help and it ****s with your head I think. If you're looking for a light, use your perepherial vision.

3) Learn how to sit down and trackstand before you do one handers.

4) Fall over a lot.
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Old 01-09-07, 02:02 PM
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Just practice at every light and stop sign you got to stop at. In a few weeks you should be goin from a few seconds to a few minutes. One day it will just click.
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Old 01-09-07, 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Retem
I have a friend who can trackstand his cx bike on flat land
Yes you do
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Old 01-09-07, 03:00 PM
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When I first started I was totally petrified by the backwards movement..., combined with the lack of being able to backpedal to a comfortable foot position, it'd freak me out and ruin my stands. So I started breakstanding a lot on my geared roadie at stoplights, angled up a hill, rolling backwards then starting forward again...eventually I got it and it translated to my fixie pretty well on flat land. Oh, and getting a wider pair of bars helped a lot too.
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