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I have recently adjusted my new bikes chain with 3 speed internal hub gears and slightly oval chain ring. The bike had the chain cranked up extremely tight and it didn't feel or sound right. I'm sure it would have damaged the bearings or damaged something in the rear wheel internal hub over time. I kept slackening the chain until I found no noticeable ...
There are more factors involved. Gearing being a major one - it is much easier to skid on a 38x18 compared to a 50x14 which is more like a track ratio. Other major factors include road surface, rider strength, dry/wet, tyre width, tread pattern, rubber compound and inflation. Indeed, as others have mentioned additional weight might actually make it easier ...
I would assume that rider weight wouldn't prevent this as a heavier rider is going to have more momentum to maintain the skid. They are also going to be more able to hold the wheel stationary. Any time the bike slows dramatically, the weight will be shifted forwards even further, so good grip on the rear wheel will then reduce leading to a skid.
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