The NYT On Fixed Gear

Predictable, really. They characterise fixed gear aficionadoes as hippy-types who are into the whole Zen-feeling. No mention of practical issues such as ease of maintenance, drivechain efficiency, and control of speed. They characterise fixed gear bikes as those that must be stopped by skipping, skidding, or reverse pedal motion. Never mind that most fixed gears I see on the street in Chicago have at least a front brake. And where did “There are no fenders” come from? As if fixed gear riders needed to be stereotyped further.

My fixie has a fender and a front brake, as any sensible city bike should.

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