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    Singlespeed question from a noob

    Hi all

    I was going through the pictures in the gallery and I noticed that quite a few do not have front brakes and / or rear. Is is because these single speeds have fixed gears? I notice they do not have coasters on them. thank you

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    Yes. And that's because their owners are knobs.

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    There's just no stopping some people.

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    Some people dont run brakes, the rest dont know how to ride without them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jet sanchEz View Post
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    to scared to ride fixie, but wants the gals to think he's riding one. so he foot jams. his pair of vans are ruined now.

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    even though riding ss without brakes would be scarier.....

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    Those bicycles are manufactured by Toyota hence you can not stop them.

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    My favorite thing - bar none - is when you see a tarckster sporting a rear brake. The senselessness it indicates...it just really leaves you scratching your head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stonez View Post
    ...quite a few do not have front brakes and / or rear. Is is because these single speeds have fixed gears? I notice they do not have coasters on them.
    Fixed gear bikes have no freewheel mechanism - this means that any time the wheels are turning, the pedals move too. This is what sets them apart from singlespeeds. Also, fixed gear bikes, as a rule, never have coasters (unless the rider decides to have fun with his rig).

    The modern fixed-gear movement borrows a lot from the old track racing bikes, so many riders choose to go brakeless. If they do go with brakes, they're usually ridiculed by their friends and called a poser by strangers.

    But it's a generally agreed-upon rule that running a rear brake is stupid. The front wheel is all that matters - it's the only one that slows you down with any real reliability (something about physics...ask your professor). Sheldon Brown has some good stuff to read on the topic which will probably help you figure it out.

    PS- next time, use the search function. The forum is full of questions like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maddox View Post
    next time, use the search function. The forum is full of dumb questions like this.
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