June 12, 2007

Fixed Gears, Fun?

Filed under: Not Tech — Chris @ 1:01 pm

I’ve seen and heard a lot of content-free snark about fixed-gear bikes lately, as in this recent NY Times Style article, but I’ve never successfully gotten anybody to explain to me why they are fun to ride? For the record, if you are interested, one Mr. Sheldon Brown makes a pretty compelling case and the Wikipedia has a characteristically objective take. This makes me want to try one out. Although I must say , as a novice city bike rider who huffs and puffs his way up the gentle slope to Prospect Park, I enjoy coasting. Coasting is fun.


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