So my friend just built up a single speed fixed gear from scratch. Its a sweet bike, but something seems a little weird. I have ridden a racing bike and it seems that on those you are able to rest your legs. I mean that if you arent pedaling the pedals can rest. On his bike those things are always going, with no way to rest and just coast.
Also, on the one I rode when you backpedal is actually slows the bike. On his new one it wont brake, it is literally like pushing backwards on something with alot of momemtum, and its kind of hard, and doesnt seem safe at all.
I hope someone understands me, I dont know bikes real well but this just seems to not be right.