Fixed Gear Skidding & What To Do About It

by William Greenbaum January 02, 2017

Fixed Gear Skidding & What To Do About It

Fixed Gear Bikes Riders need to check ‘chain tension’ more often than other bicycles due to this factor.

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It would be great if you have a ‘chain checker’ but it’s ok to check with an inch-tapeline/ruler.

There are 16 tiny markings for each 1 inch:
1. Place the ‘0’ marker of the tape line at the middle of a chain pin.
2. Count 12 chain pins and measure to the middle.
→ It’s good if the marking is under 6 inches and 1/16 at the middle of 12th chain pin.
→ Change your chain if the marking is over 6 inches and 1/16 at the middle of 12th chain pin.
→ Change your chain and also the ChainRing if the marking is over 6 inches and 1/8 at the middle of 12th chain pin.

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William Greenbaum
William Greenbaum

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William Greenbaum is an online retailer from Vancouver, BC who specializes in lifestyle products for urban cyclists. Prior to founding his new venture CruiserRepublic.com, William bootstrapped his first online retail shop aimed at the pet market in the US, and successfully grew it for nine years. After selling the operation in April 2015, William took the summer off and transformed himself into a competitive cyclist and triathlete. William is utterly passionate and immersed in everything eCommerce and digital and fascinated by every new twist or opportunity that comes along in the retail space. At this time, William is now full metal to the pedal leading the strategic growth of CruiserRepublic.com across as many sales channels as his team can get their hands on. Prior to this role, Bill was the Managing Director of a biological medicine company in Burnaby, BC and going back even further, the director of the largest touring exhibition in the world – Dr. Gunter Von Hagens', BodyWorlds 2 – The Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies.



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