Saturday, April 30, 2011

“… bicycle no brake, ah?” (Fixies in Singapore)

Wikipedia states:

"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.

The sprocket is screwed directly onto a fixed hub. When the rear wheel turns, the pedals turn in the same direction. This allows a cyclist to stop without using a brake, by resisting the rotation of the cranks, and also to ride in reverse.

Track cycling in a velodrome has always used fixed-gear track bikes, but fixed-gear bicycles are now again used on the road, a trend generally seen as being led by bicycle messengers."


"Living in Lion City, a concrete jungle, cycling may not be taken seriously as a mean of transport. But nevertheless, we are a group of passionate fixie riders that appreciate a good gathering and cycling as and when we can afford to. Instead of taking it as a form of serious sport, this is a lifestyle that is adaptable for our daily living.

Its a known fact that fixie bicycles are a vast minority… for better or worse. And most obviously if you not anywhere near to a velodrome, people will be even less used to seeing one. Only provided, if they even know what a trackbike is!

The most common response that we are confronted to remarks such as:
“… bicycle no brake, ah?”

Instead of wasting our time and energy in getting pissed with the masses that perceive us unruly, lawless, brakeless hell-bent brigands; we’re having fun with those very notions.

We are PEONFX.. we are people on fix. We are an apparel company and we support fixie fashion and we want to expand fixie lifestyle. We ride with anyone and everyone that loves pedal power. Come join us on our regular 321POLO! event. There are no restrictions and regulations to come along and enjoy a good time out riding."

See also: crankarmsteady and TR Bikes and links therein.

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