Re: RE: GOT AWAY WITH IT
Fixies actually have a fixed drive train.
In my opinion they should be illegal to ride without a pair of hand lever brakes also
This is the case, hence why they were able to press charges against the rider who was using a track bike, that didn't have hand brake levers, on the public road.
If the guy had brakes fitted then based on the evidence made public, there seems to be no real evidence that they were riding dangerously or wantonly hence the court would then had to give greater weight to the extent to which the lady pedestrian caused the accident by not attending to her surroundings and instead attending to her phone.
There is a good write up here on the case http://thecyclingsilk.blogspot.co.uk