Track geometry and fakie

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  • I've tried to ride a track bike for the first time and noticed that the toe overlap may make it more difficult to learn fakie. I've been practicing fakie circles on a bike with classic geometry and made some progress, but it seems like it is going to be difficult on the track bike. Does anyone do tricks on track bikes with toe overlap? I'm riding a Dolan Precursa btw.

  • try shorter crank arms or change frame, just get a beater for now with good clearance, 165mm arms, if you need stick a 650b on the front...

  • 650c is probably what Fabzzzz meant. 650b is the MTB 27.5" standard and it will be hard to find slim tyres to fit that rim.

    You can also get a 26" rim with skinny tyres (those are easier to find with either slim tyres - though they're most commonly found with vintage MTBs) or you can also go for a 24" front wheel.

    24" wheels are weird because their rim diameter standard differ and thus you'd have to check the ERTRO. The 24" I run, for example, is 540mm in diameter (got it from a kids road bike) and it works nicely (somehow the fakies seemed easier? But don't quote me on the physics of it. It might have just been me getting better)

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Track geometry and fakie

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