Mr. Chuvak...... now that you know the difference between a single speed and fixed gear, here are their most common applications... Practically all BMX bikes are singlespeeds. Most all kids' bikes and beach cruisers are singlespeeds. Most all one-geared mountain bikes are singlespeeds. Fixed geared mountain bikes, in most cases, are not practical. All track bikes are fixed. Some racers train on fixed gear road bikes or track bikes during their off season. Track bikes are popular on the street and many are equipped with front brakes. Many road bikes are converted to either fixed or singlespeeds, or are set up for both, using flip-flop hubs. Messengers you see on one-speed bikes are usually fixed, either on track bikes or road bike conversions. And so on....and so on....
Last edited by roadfix; 06-23-03 at 12:51 AM.