The fixed-gear bicycle | Fixie bike

Rubric: Other | 15 Mar 2014 | no comments yet »
The fixed-gear bicycle | Fixie bike

The fixed-gear bicycle The first fixie bikes were seen in the late 19th century. But it wasn't for long before new improvements started to enter the market, such as handbrakes and the freewheel. Though, the fixed geared bikes didn't disappear and stayed popular for quite a while. They were continuously used by sports riders during training sessions to improve their shape and flexibility. The riders also used the fixie bikes during specific competitions or parts of the competitions. Later on, messengers in New York City started using the fixed gear bicycles who ride without fear and without coming to a stop throughout the busy streets. Nowadays, more and more bike messengers in other ...

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Buyer’s Guide To Fixed Gear Bikes – bicycle habitat

Rubric: Road bicycles | 12 Mar 2014 | no comments yet »
Buyer’s Guide To Fixed Gear Bikes – bicycle habitat

What’s a “fixie?” “Fixie” is short for “fixed gear,” which is a slang term for bicycles that have drivetrains with one gear that’s fixed to the rear wheel so that you cannot coast and must continue pedaling whenever the bike’s moving. Fixies are among the most simple of bicycles because they don’t require derailleurs, shifters, double- or triple-chainring cranksets, or, in some circumstances, even brakes. For example, some skilled riders capable of stopping simply by holding back on the pedals with their feet, eschew brakes. And, even more advanced — though the most common fixies are road models — there are also individuals who enjoy mountain-bike ...

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Fixed Gear Bikes, Fixed Gear Bike Reviews

Rubric: Other | 11 Mar 2014 | no comments yet »
Fixed Gear Bikes, Fixed Gear Bike Reviews

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Fixed Gear Bicycles for the Road

Rubric: Road bicycles | 11 Mar 2014 | no comments yet »
Fixed Gear Bicycles for the Road

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The Fixie is Dead, Long Live the Fixie! | Gear Review | Gear Junkie

Rubric: Other | 11 Mar 2014 | no comments yet »
The Fixie is Dead, Long Live the Fixie! | Gear Review | Gear Junkie

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