Outside of cycling circles, I get asked often about fixed gear bikes. This photo summarizes my response.
That’s an urban, youth equivalent of riding a Harley on the open road or dropping into a bowl with a skateboard and fixed is popular worldwide. Wherever I travel, I see cyclists like this and have wondered why in the States, fixed is associated with hipsters.
No brakes, no helmet, and one fixed gear may not be for you, but the freedom it represents is universal.