I'm about to race in my first CX race in 2 weeks. My only bike is a SS/fixed (it has a rear flip-flop hub). I was wondering if anybody has, or does race on a fixed gear. If so, what situations should i prepare myself for? I'd much rather ride fixed so that i wouldn't need to install/run a rear brake, though maybe i may not even need a rear brake while riding my freewheel.
I think you will be fine with just a front brake SS in fact two weeks ago at my weekend race someone plowed into my rear brake and I had to unclip it to finish the race. No problems. I think mounting fixed would be the harder part. you wont be able to coast into a dismount but you will have great controll up to the point you do dismount. You'll have great traction on your front wheel too riding fixt.