Re: RE: GOT AWAY WITH IT
Fixies actually have a fixed drive train.
When the back wheel moves, the cranks and pedals move.
It has a brake which requires stopping by your legs on the pedals.
Some skilful riders are quite adept at lifting the back wheel and locking it while it's in the air. However it takes longer to do this than to squeeze a pair of brake levers.
In my opinion they should be illegal to ride without a pair of hand lever brakes also. And they're so inconvenient to ride,
Can't go between a car and a gutter,
Pedals keep turning etc.