21-speed riders need not apply to the Fixed Gear RepublicNing Network Spotlight
A single gear and no breaks are what separate fixed gear bikes from their traditional counterparts. The social network for riders and fans of the speedy two-wheelers is Fixed Gear Republic.
The members section, renamed Riders with the help of the Tab Manager, has more than 500 fixed gear enthusiasts. Fixed gear culture isn’t just about riding; it’s about being stylish as well. Photos of hundreds of bikes and their various components are great eye candy. For those in the market for a new fixie, it’s also a fun way to scope out different brands, like Surly and Gitane.