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How to teach myself to ride a bike?

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Submitted : 2018-06-14 16:45:01    Popularity:     

Tags: teach  ride  bike  

No one to help me how to learn to ride, everyone is impatient with me. I recently bought a bike and want to learn how to ride.

Answers:

hop on

1. Climb on bike.
2. Start pushing on the pedals.

I found a video on YouTube a couple of years ago I'll post at the end. First thing ya do is take the pedals OFF the bike. The R/S pedal has right handed threads. So it'll unscrew counter clockwise. The L/S pedal has left handed threads, meaning you turn it CLOCKWISE to loosen & remove it. Now...with the saddle lowered so your feet can reach the ground, practice coasting down a small hill - preferably a grassy knoll. Later on when you learn balance & pedaling you'll raise the saddle (seat) back up.

When you get to the point you can keep your balance while pedaling, READ THIS. http://www.sheldonbrown.com/beginners.ht... And I mean read ALL OF IT.

Here's the YouTube video...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WP3DNPDK...

You'll need a long straight hill; it can't be too steep or have sharp curves on it. A hill on dirt will be better than pavement. Be sure to wear a helmet, knee and elbow pads. Next you need to lower the seat so both feet can touch the ground. You also need rim or disk brakes; coaster brakes won't work. Remove the crank arms or at least the pedals.

Practice riding down the hill while holding your legs out to balance yourself.

The next stage is to attach the crank arms/pedals. Then remove the chain. Now practice riding down hill while your feet are on the pedals.

The next stage is to ride down hill while feet are on the pedals and spinning the crank forward.

Once you feel confident, put the chain back on. Then practice riding on level ground while using the crank to propel yourself.

The final stage will be to raise the seat so that your knee is slightly bent while the pedal is in it's lowest position.

Learning to ride a bicycle is as simple as overcoming a psychological barrier. And that barrier is the fear of falling. You can overcome that barrier with a bit of faith and determination. I don't know the exact laws of physics as to why it works, but once you start peddling you stay upright and move forward. It works the same for anyone that's ever rode a bike. So just get on and start peddling and keep peddling while having a little bit of faith that the laws of physics are on your side.

Don't depend on someone else. Go to place away from people, probably in park on head so if you fall it won't hurt.

see if a bike shop can help



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