Poll: Would you commute on a...

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Matthew_T, 29 Jul 2012.

  1. Yes, I am a fearless b*st*rd

  2. No, I love my family

  3. Maybe, if I had the skills of an Alleycat rider

  4. No, but I would love to see someone try

  1. Matthew_T

    Matthew_T "Young and Ex-whippet"

    I was thinking about this when a group of fixies that I allowed past through some dense bushes (council are cutting them down ATM) all had brakes. I was thinking about a video where a fixie was using their shoe to brake when going down hill, and numerous videos of fixies locking the rear wheel to perform a skid intentially.
  2. Baggy

    Baggy Cake connoisseur

    How about the "no, because it's illegal" option? :thumbsup:
  3. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Atop a Ti
    I don't get your poll. I see many fixie riders commuting in London everyday.
    Why choose London and not any other city?
    It's no problem. London is a very safe city to cycle in.
    Why are you making out that cycling fixed in London is dangerous when it clearly isn't?
  4. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Atop a Ti

    As I said Morty, I see loads of fixie riders on the commute everyday, it's not unusual. Brakes or no brakes.
    And why chose London? Why not a.n.other city?
  5. Miquel In De Rain

    Miquel In De Rain No Longer Posting

    Well London is nearest me.I have considered it and I may do it one day.

    I put maybe,I get enough excitement already.
  6. MissTillyFlop

    MissTillyFlop Evil communist dictator, lover of gerbils & Pope.

    Where's the "fixies are an abomination" option?
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  7. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Atop a Ti
    At least riding when riding fixed (in what ever city) it gives you carte blanche to rlj :whistle:
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  8. Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

    At my speed using brakes is redundant. My gears I'm to lazy to change. Does that make me a fearless fixie commuter? :biggrin:
  9. Miquel In De Rain

    Miquel In De Rain No Longer Posting

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  10. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    no way any where , its bad enough with just a fr brake
  11. ufkacbln

    ufkacbln Guest

    ... but nowhere near as abominable as using a single pannier!
  12. gaz

    gaz Cycle Camera TV

    South Croydon
    If you can leg brake efficiently enough that you can stop when you need to. Then it wouldn't be hard, I see many people who do it each week.

    I've ridden fixed in London, and felt a front brake was required and a rear brake was very useful.
  13. Boris Bajic

    Boris Bajic Guest

    I think I might ride in London with only a front brake. Might.... Maybe....

    I see loads of people do it, but they look less at ease than I feel with my 2 brakes.

    I take my ficksopholous fixed-gear fixie into the Malvern Hills and out around the Beacons.

    On those roads, I would not even think of going without two brakes.
  14. ufkacbln

    ufkacbln Guest

    I always thought that with a true fixed wheel the locking rear counted (Legally) as a braking system
  15. sabian92

    sabian92 Über Member

    I wouldn't commute on anything, anywhere without brakes. It's f*cking madness to do that.

    Bikes (both motorised and pedal powered) need 2 separate braking systems - that's why you can't have 1 lever operating both brakes.
    MissTillyFlop likes this.
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