Or does that mean they just don't have brakes on the handlebars? Can you brake by doing the push your feet backwards thing? Like a coaster brake, except a fixie can't coast.
I ask because I was reading some article about how advanced fixie riders can brake by pushing back on their feet and I thought this was a bit odd...I mean, doesn't just about everyone learn how to ride a bike with coaster brakes, so braking like that shouldn't be an advanced skill. Or is a fixie totally different?
I fondly remember having competitions with the boys on my block to see how long of a skid mark we could leave on the sidewalk by riding fast as fast as we could and then hitting those coaster brakes