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Why Fixed Gear Bike
- A fixed-gear bicycle (or fixed-wheel bicycle, commonly known in the USA as a fixie) is a bicycle that has no freewheel, meaning it cannot coast — the pedals are always in motion when the bicycle is moving.
- a cog attached to a hub without a freewheel; it always turns with the wheel---no coasting
- A direct drive system, used on track bikes, in which the chain ring and rear cog are linked, so that the pedals turn constantly while the bicycle is moving, and coasting isn't possible.
- bicycle: ride a bicycle
- bicycle: a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
- motorcycle: a motor vehicle with two wheels and a strong frame
- A bicycle or motorcycle
why fixed gear bike - Vilano Edge
Vilano Edge Fixed Gear Fixie Single Speed Bicycle, Green, 58cm
The all new Vilano EDGE features 43mm Deep-V rims and beautiful color schemes. This is one of the best looking fixed gear bikes you'll find.
Frame: Chr-mo Steel
Fork: 700C Steel 1 1/8"" Threadless
Crankset: Tec9 Forged Alloy w/ 46T Chainring
Cassette: 16T Freewheel & 16T Fixed
Hubs: Flip Flop
Rims: 43mm Deep-V Double walled w/ CNC mahcined Sides
Tires: Kenda 700c x 25c
Brakes: Promax Front & Rear - Silver
Handlebar: Tec9 Alloy Bullhorn White w/ egshell tape
Seatpost: Tec9 Alloy - Silver
Stem: Tec9 Alloy - White
Pedals: Toe Clip w/ Strap
Fixed/Global Fixed-Gear Bike Culture
Fixed is the first book to document global fixed-gear culture. It joins the dots between the bike’s design, its racing heritage and the customization that marks its appearance on our city streets. It meets the track stars, tricksters, messengers, hill bombers and polo players the world over, linking them to the artists, designers and framebuilders whom the bike has inspired. It tells the story of why these bikes are special through interview, image and archive – exploring the form, function, style and culture at the heart of the obsession.
My lightweight Brompton fixed gear bike
My lightweight Brompton with alloy clone frame, Phil Wood fixed-gear transmission, Butchered Brooks B17 saddle, carbon Campagnolo Centaur cranks, hand-built 16 spoke Velocity Aeroheat wheels and some choice Ti parts. It weighs only 8.8kg - my own wee pocket rocket.
why fixed gear bike
A simple, appealing aesthetic and ease of maintenance has made fixed gear bicycles (fixies) and single-speeds a favorite of urban cyclists in a growing movement spanning from San Francisco to Melbourne and Tokyo to Berlin. The appeal of single-gear bikes is undeniable; creating your own bike by recycling a grimy old road bike stripping unneeded parts, adapting new components, and perhaps even re-painting is a rewarding experience. Getting greasy while customizing and building one's own ride is an essential part of the process. One Gear is a unique, much needed contribution to the culture that explains in simple, easy to understand language the steps required for a beginning or intermediate bike mechanic to learn how to rebuild and convert a geared bicycle into a slick, personalized fixie or single-speed. One Gear also contains chapters on single-speed variants such as flip-flop hubs, torpedo hubs and modern coaster brakes, as well as pictorial essays featuring frame builders ranging from classic standard bearers such as Cinelli and De Rosa to contemporary practitioners like Icarus Frames and Viking Cycles.