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comment Why ride a fixed-gear bike?
@Quinn having two kids <5y old I don't think planning ahead is always possible. E.g. in traffic kids might do things without giving people very much time to react. Skidding the back tire, with the drive train or breaks, is an inferior way of stopping the bike compared to the front brake. If anyone claims anything else, I like proof, lots of it. Anyway, if someone likes to break "without brakes", sure go ahead, but claiming that it's as good or better than breaks is just wrong. And I don't say this to offend anyone or anything like that.
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comment Why ride a fixed-gear bike?
@Quinn: So braking is so bad to start with, that wet weather does not make it significantly worse? ;)
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comment How to measure the correct belt drive tension?
Like I described in my edit, the difference in tension between too much and just right is very small, "press hard" most probably does not cut it in this case. I have to agree with @zenbike, just get the correct tool or have your local bike mechanic do it for you
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revised How to measure the correct belt drive tension?
Found the solution for the problem, and describing it here
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comment Why ride a fixed-gear bike?
"In wet weather you can stop much more easily, brakes/rims are obviously variable, but braking using the fixed wheel drive train is not impeded by wet conditions". At least I would disagree with the last point and I can't see how this is true. Braking with the rear wheel is always less efficient than with the front wheel, and applying the correct amount of "brake" on a fixed gear is much harder.
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