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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

From a Mountain Bike to a Fixed-gear Bike

Sean Yeap has been talking about converting his old mountain bike into a fixed-gear bike for a while now. Two weeks ago, he got it done. Here are some photos of the bike. On a RM500 budget, he managed to put together this really cool looking bike. Salute!

I wonder how it will ride like. The last time I rode a fixed-gear bike was way back in 1970s. I remembered I borrowed someone dad's fixed gear bike and struggled with it... LOL.

What is a Fixed-gear Bike?

To put it very simply, it is a bike with pedals that will always move or rotate in the direction you are going... forward or backward. Depending on your preference, you can choose to install a brake or use the pedals or tires for braking. For a full history of fixed-gear bike, go here.

BikeTrials on a Fixed-gear Bike?

Here is a video of Chris Akrigg (a very famous biketrial rider, famous for his brake-less biketrials... :-) riding a Mongoose Maurice fixed-gear for the first time.

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