Originally Posted by retromike3
The reason to go with a fixed is that it is very simple. there are only a few moving parts and because of that they don't have to weigh that much.
yes but all the old school bmx bikes are still going and they are not fixed gear. i just am having a hard time understanding why you want the pedals to keep moving all the time, even if you are going down a hill or want to take a break and coast. you cannot coast on long fun hills so you are limited to your top speed.
i don;t know, i guess i would have to try one out. i just can't get my mind around always pedaling and if you stop pedaling, you stop riding.