Tag: fixie

How Safe Are Fixed Gear Bikes On City Streets? | GCN Show Ep. 326

– Welcome to the GCN Show, brought to you by Wiggle. – Hopefully my sign language is slightly better than my pronunciations, otherwise I’ve no idea what I’ve just said. But anyway, thank you, Kern, for your introduction. Coming up this week, are brakeless, fixed-gear bikes safe on city streets? Hank and Chris try and […]

Track Cycling in Denmark – Red Bull Mini Drome 2013

The market has grown a lot since the smaller bike shops and bigger markets started selling the fixie bikes. To me it’s “just” a bike that’s a little different compared to the normal bikes. They are a bit more fun to ride. You get that – that special feeling off riding a track bike. There […]

Fixie Vs Geared: Which Bike Is Fastest For City Riding?

(whooshing) – Today we are in Bristol to do some city riding. – Oh, hello! – Chris, what are you riding? – This is my new present from Jon Cannings and the tech drawer, Hank. It’s my new fixie. You like those, don’t you? – [James] Yeah but why are you riding it? They’re normally […]

Can You Ride A Fixed Gear Mountain Bike? | Freaky Fixed Gear Riding

(lighting) – It’s a new bike day for me and I got something special! I got this (laughs). It’s not new, no. Here’s my Nukeproof scout. But this is new. Look at this peddling backwards! (gasp) and then forwards! You can’t stop peddling. This is a fixed gear bike so that means I have no […]

The Daredevils Who Invented Mountain Biking

The highwheelers are kind of fascinating. High wheelers were sort of this thrill seeking technology ridden mostly by athletic young men and the bigger the wheel, the faster you could go. There are stories of practices where when they started going down hill, the pedals were directly connected to the front wheel, and so as […]

How To Ride A Fixed Gear Bike

– Now Chris and I have come out here today with a single goal in mind, and that is to learn to ride a fixed-gear bike. – I haven’t ridden on fixed-wheel bike since I last raced the track in 2012 with this guy, and that was a world away from riding a fixie in […]

Choosing New Bike Parts & Components | Cheap Bike To Fixie Ep. 2

– Last week on Maintenance Monday. No not Gumtree, not Craigslist but Ebay. Peugeot Premier, fashionable fixie. It’s just a matter of time. I’ve been hunting around for a bargain, let’s take it apart. On the war wounds of the bike, the history behind it. Because it’s not quite as straightforward as you may think. […]