Fixies Aren’t the Problem… It’s Lack of Brakes

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Summary

Those “good ole boys” at the Survivalist Camp known as The ChainLink Forum just got their heads shaved again just in time for the 20th of April. In between hazings of hapless forum members one of them stopped to muse on the nature of the “fixie” bike. He wrote:

Penny Farthing Extraordinaire Click Image To Read ChainLink-Worthy Rim Message

Penny Farthing Extraordinaire
Click Image To Read ChainLink-Worthy Rim Message

Reply by James BlackHeron on Thursday
Don’t forget that all Pf’s ARE fixies!
All you haters…

You know this guy is “spot on“. All Penny Farthings (i.e. PFs) are indeed “fixes“. There are certainly some modern Penny Farthings that are geared.

All Set for a Tweed Ride

All Set for a Tweed Ride

And in fact aboard one you can look quite stylish.

But as long as we are looking at “fixes” we ought to include ones better suited for the ChainLink Forum crowd than perhaps a Penny Farthing.

The Serious Business of Mileage Mongering

The Serious Business of Mileage Mongering

How about one of these?

HotWheels "Fixie"  A ChainLink Forum Favorite

HotWheels “Fixie”
A ChainLink Forum Favorite

Or an  even snazzier one for those not on a budget?

The really neat thing with these two models is that the riders know where to use them, “on the sidewalk“.