52 years with a fixed (NEVER fixie) in my stable. Only ever skidded a back wheel deliberately at low speed and by unweighting the rear wheel. Same applies to all my contemporaries. I think these modern stories of skid stopping are largely made up and only by fashionista hipsters.SimonCelsa wrote: must admit I haven't mastered the art of 'skidding' on fixed yet,
Gear size - general use, club riding - commuting - touring, about 65" (48x20). Hipsters refered to above often say they use about 80" but that is playing around in flat lands I suspect rather than on a 100 mile social ride. 81 to 86 was my racing gear, time trial or track.