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Opinion on fixies?
They are bad for climbing (no gears), bad for descending (limited by crank rpm), bad for stopping fast (no hand brakes), etc...
Side note: if you are trying to join a fixie crew then disregard my comments, you will need a fixie.
Oh I will most definitely be running brakes. That is irresponsible I agree. I will mainly be using it for fitness anyways.
Big Bird wrote: Once a pretty girl stepped out in the street in front of me while was riding very fast. I did a twenty to thirty foot nose wheelie and stopped just in time to kiss her on the cheek. On a fixie I'd have creamed her. Same thing with brakeless freewheel bikes. It seems all of a sudden that it's just not cool to have a brake on a BMX bike. That's just stupid and irresponsible.
I have riden some of his fixes and you really have to get your gearing dialed. Luckily he had a ton of gear combos to choose from so I was able to set it up for the road I would be riding. But if you're off by even a few teeth it can mean you're pushing instead of riding up hills.
I don't recommend it at all.