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    Ride backwords???

    Hey all, I know this is a bit more of a street/park question, but what would i have to do to be able to ride bakwards? I've heard its a freewheel/hub thing, but what?
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    would you happen to mean fakie? just pedal backwards as you roll there isnt a lot of point buying a freecoaster hub for it until you know that you're going to be doing a lot of fakies and that you can do it well eough without said hub.

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    You need a fixed gear. Otherwise, when you try to pedal backwards, your drivetrain just spins. You could always get a buddy to push you.....

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    If you mean a fakie, just pedal backwards so that you don't offer resistance to your hub rolling backwards, there is nothing else to it.

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    Ok. Thanks.

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    Yeah, riding backwards is all about the back pedal.

    I learned them by pointing my bike up on a slight downhill, sitting to the seat then kicking the bike backwards till I could coast with my feet off the ground and pedals. I then worked at finding the pedals and backpedaling fast enough not to get caught by the freewheel.

    After I had that down I built a BMX bike with drivetrain on the wrong side and cruised around my neighbor hood in reverse just for fun.
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    my homie heks can ride backward forever, he says you just gotta practice a lot and that it's easier if you are going faster...


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    Quote Originally Posted by ihatemybike
    After I had that down I built a BMX bike with drivetrain on the wrong side and cruised around my neighbor hood in reverse just for fun.
    HAHA! I have always thought about doing that, but never got around to it.

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