There is a heated debate on the Surfer Magazine forum about fixed gear cycles:
I would like to ask you forum members and experienced cyclists a few questions.
- Are front brakes generally considered "lame" or "gay" on a fixed bike?
- Are they supposed to be called "Track Bikes" or "Fixed Gear".
- What are alternate names for these types of bicycles? Is "fixie" commonly used?
Please feel free to read the exchange of replies on the Surfer Magazine thread and we would enjoy input from people like yourselves that ride these bicycles and spend a lot of time discussing/debating on an acual cycling forum about fixed gear cycles.