So I've been riding a new fixed (40x14) bike for a couple weeks, some longer 10mi rides on city and suburban streets. I've commuted (9m ea way) the last two days.
I have a style in my commuting where I like to unclip one foot and put it down at intersections, get a drink, look around. Sometimes traffic rolls forward a bit (often for right turners). I roll with them, easy with a freewheel.
Sure with a fixed I can slow up, go real slow, stay clipped, trackstand. But its just not my style to trackstand - I can do it if needed, but not with total confidence that I won't fall in busy traffic.
If stopped I can easily lift rear wheel and with still clipped in pedal position crank to good starting point.
But what doesn't work is if I stay clipped with one foot and then traffic rolls foward, but only stops again say 10ft forward. What does one do then?