On-one Inbred, On-one Il Pompino & Shonky Singlespeed hack
First Week Fixed
After riding a singlespeed as my daily transport for just over a year I finally took the plunge and built up a fixed gear which I completed last weekend. Having survive my first week commuting into Central London on it I just felt the need to share a few thoughts.
First up it's a hoot. I haven't stopped grinning since I got on the bike on Monday morning.
Second, it's not a difficult as I had expected either in terms of remembering to pedal all the time, slowing/stopping using the pedals or in terms of spinning like a loon down the hills.
Finally, eveything seems to happen a lot faster (in a good way) on a fixed road bike than it did on a SS MTB on slicks.
I realise that this won't be that interesting for most of you but thanks for listening.
Hey IronHorse, that's awesome! I too started riding fixed about four days ago. I LOVE it. I converted an old Bianchi road bike, repainted, made some bullhorns for it. This is my first conversion. It's been cold as hell here, but I still manage to grin while I ride as well. If you get a chance, post some pics of your ride. Here's mine, "Bella".