It took me 54 years to get to the fixed gear party. I liked it right away. I ride it from the fall to spring clock changes. It’s great in winter for just laying down base, and when it’s too cold to shift because you’re wearing mittens.Hmmmm ..... yeah, maybe. Fixed-gear, either once cures you or you are terminally infected .... and it is a horrible disease ..... Personally I have not even experimented with it .... worse than heroin and less fun, I hear,
S/S .... I have run two-speed when my rear derailleur cable snapped twenty miles from home .... I didn't see any particular appeal .... yet for some folks Fixed and S/S are the best. Takes all kinds.
I have seen pics of his Fixie, so it is sort of understandable why he cannot fight the demon .... it is a beautiful machine.
(Repositions tongue to keep from biting it.)