Fixie, yeah I know....
August 18, 2009
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I was against track bikes for a while. First, a bike with no brakes is useless and the invention of gears is just too good. However, one day my friend left is bike at my house. So I jumped on the bike for a ride, two, three and now I 'm addicted. Track bike weren't build for the city, messengers transformed the bikes and created a new culture. It's funny, you have to start all over again and learn how to ride a track bike, it's exciting. On a track bike you have to be aggressive at all times: when crossing an intersection, in traffic...As a newbie I can't give much of advice. I'll just say riding a track bike is not about how cool you look or your bike , it's about staying alive. I think a lot of "hipster" are getting a track bike to impress but they should respect the cycling culture. I'm still riding my friend's bike while I'm putting together my own. I bought a frame in a thrift store for $30, sanded it, painted it. My homie Ryan is hooking me up with some parts. We'll see if he's a man of his word.
I dig the video below from Macaframa who welcomes Massan in their team.