This is my first foray into fixie land. I was surprised how natural riding fixed gear felt on my first day (yesterday)! It felt somehow familiar. I have only once forgotten I could not coast as usual (that was enough to never forget, ever again).
The saddle hurts.. oh it hurts.. so very bad.
It is so fun slowing the bike down with my whole body! It's like driving a manual instead of an automatic. At first I thought fixies were just some hipster fad but now I get it.. they are just way more fun to ride. So different, so much more intuitive. It feels more authentic; like I'm really earning my forward momentum. Or it's like I'm riding a horse! Like, I'm mostly in control of it.. but I have to work with the bike in order to make it do what I want.
I think I'm going to buy a new saddle, and I want to get that front brake off. I didn't have the right size tool so it's stripped now. I have to take it to a shop.
I love this bike!! It was only $390 shipped from Bikes Direct. I almost bought a Fuji Feather. I was all set to buy it. But I just loved the chrome! Must be from my BMX days. I had a chrome BMX bike that I loved dearly and it was stolen after I left it overnight.
Never leave your bike overnight. Anywhere!
I was in my kitchen so I couldn't get the whole bike in frame