I spend the day in the city, and i saw sooo many nice fixed gear or single speeds. I always knew there would be a lot more up there but i didnt think this many. It seems to have become a more popular thing especially where i was at for the day.
I just wanted to get out of the car and look at them all.
why were you in your car!!!! Get out and ride around!
But, yeah the singlespeed thing has EXPLODED here, they are everywhere. And while it started with the messengers, spread to the hipsters, now it seems like now everyone is riding them for all walks. Its actually pretty cool as you see a lot of neat bikes.
i live about 45 minuntes away on the indiana side, so i already talk funny. i wish i had my bike with me yesterday, it was so nice outside. im thinking about going back up later this summer to ride around
Agreed, there is a lot of fixed riders in chicago (i'll be another adding +1 to the crowd soon enough). But there is also a suprisingly large group riding singlespeed with only the front brake, too. I noticed they congregate around wicker park.
we drove up last weekend for a batman casting call thing, and spent the day there. i didn't see too many fixed gears but i saw hundreds of polish people. maybe a parade or something. the city was gorgeous though, and the chicago diner is amazing.
There is some absolutely amazing bikes rolling around Chicago. Their bikes are so nice, I always feel like one of those crazy bums rolling around on a rusty mountain bike that is all ****ed up and stolen, And I have a pretty nice bike! Lets attack them! ...kidding