Wait...why don't they have breaks? Is the weight trade off that worth?
Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 9:01 pm
It's just the type of bike it is. Track bikes just don't have breaks. It's a fixed gear, meaning it is direct drive with no free wheel. If the back wheel is turning so are the pedals, there is no coasting.
Here's a youtube clip of a match sprint race on my home track. The guy in the National champion jersey is a friend of mine and the one who got me into track racing (he doing about 40 mph comming out of turn 4 on the last lap). The vid shows the banking of the track fairly well.
Lookin' good. I work in the city and see single-track bike messengers all the time. The way they skid-pedal-skid-pedal-skid to a stop is really fun and interesting to watch. My brother is into single track as well. It's definitely cool. I couldn't imagine it myself.
sadly I feel the pull.
Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 6:59 pm
I'm doing Friday night sprints now. Those are a bunch of fun. I have my 200 meter time trial time down to 13.88 seconds. I want to break 13 before the end of the year.
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