Fixie Bicycles, Appealing to a Select Subculture

Posted on September 28, 2009

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Well, fixies are impractical, perverse throwbacks to a time more than a century ago, before the invention of the derailleur and the Tour de France, when the bicycle chain and the pneumatic tube were novelties, and the high-wheel penny-farthing “ordinary” bicycle had just been eclipsed by the chain-driven “safety” bike.

Intriguing: both the bicycles and the hipsters that ride them in SF.

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