Fixed gear bikes in the news

We know that fixed gear bikes are becoming really popular, in fact, the Arkansas Democrat Gazette wrote an article on them:

While such a machine might seem to have limited appeal, the popularity of fixed-gear bikes has expanded beyond the bigcity messenger subculture that spawned them somewhere during the past decade.

Click here to read the article.

It seems that now days riding a Fixed gear bike is becoming more ‘mainstream’. Can this mean the beginning of the end of the ‘Fixie subculture’?

5 Comments

  1. Smudgemo December 3, 2007 5:31 pm 

    It’s the end any time big business can package and sell something formerly seen as a subculture, so yes.

  2. RL Policar December 3, 2007 11:13 pm 

    I drove by Downtown Fullerton and one of the trendy shops had a fixie in the window as part of their decor…

  3. Ghost Rider December 4, 2007 4:50 am 

    Whatever happened to “Fixed Gear Friday”?

  4. RL December 4, 2007 3:51 pm 

    I tweaked my knee and haven’t ridden my fixed gear because it aggrevates it. Now it’s set up as a SS.

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