I can track stand! (nearly)

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Sam Kennedy, 26 Apr 2010.

  1. Sam Kennedy

    Sam Kennedy New Member

    Location:
    Newcastle
    I should probably be doing some As-Level revision, but instead I took my bike into the street to practice track standing, since the pavement is on a slight upwards slope. I can hold the track stand for about 30 seconds before I lose it.

    Any tips for track standing on the flat, or even down hill?

    [EDIT: This puts me to shame: http://i44.tinypic.com/ksvhl.jpg ]

    Cheers,
    Sam :sad:
     
  2. TVC

    TVC Guest

    Get back to your revision and stop showing off!!!! :sad::wacko:
     
  3. RedBike

    RedBike New Member

    Location:
    Beside the road
    Don't try and stay stationary, keep moving.

    If you're really skillfull then you can use the hill to go backwards .
    Pedal forwards about a foot, roll back then repeat
     
  4. Andy84

    Andy84 Über Member

    Location:
    Croydon
    I can't, and the cuts and grazes prove it!
    I was trying yesterday and fell three times, I wont be trying again.
     
  5. OP
    OP
    Sam Kennedy

    Sam Kennedy New Member

    Location:
    Newcastle
    That's what I've been doing, but I roll forwards/backwards about 3-5 inches.

    It's the flat which is making it hard, I know I'm supposed to do something with the brakes, but I can't figure it out :sad:
     
  6. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    I can track stand better on the road bike than the fixed...get that...odd........


    I'm still carp compared to the humiliation one of our club mates used to give us...... - proper heavily built track rider...would just stand there on the road bike not moving.........bugger.......... felt inferior since................(many moons ago) in the 80's when track was not popular.......
     
  7. ufkacbln

    ufkacbln Guest

    Does it count if you have a trike?
     
  8. Trumpettom001

    Trumpettom001 Well-Known Member

    I can trackstand on the flat in almost any gear on a mtb for whatever length of time i want.... but, on the road bike i have to be in 1st gear, and holding the bars at a very precisice spot... irritating, as i have more use for trackstanding in town than on the trails...
     
  9. RedBike

    RedBike New Member

    Location:
    Beside the road
    By applying the front brake you can rock the bike back and forth using the spring in the fork to go backwards.
    Basically its all about keeping moving without actually going anywhere.
     
  10. OP
    OP
    Sam Kennedy

    Sam Kennedy New Member

    Location:
    Newcastle
  11. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    what about constant bunny hopping?
     
  12. gaz

    gaz Cycle Camera TV

    Location:
    South Croydon
    I looooooove to trackstand, but i make sure i got plenty of space infront of me to bail out on if i need to.
    I can do it on the flat as well as a slight slope. But on the flat due to not being able to go backwards i sometimes roll around at an angle if i can't hold my balance in the first place.
     
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