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It’s quite amazing how advanced track bikes for actual velodrome racing have become. Click over to see at least four fantastic, top of the lines fixed gears that look like they were designed with outer space in mind. |SFGFC| […]

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(Click images to enlarge) As magazines struggle for relevancy, it’s inevitable that mainstream titles will increasingly feature icons of urban cool like graffiti, vinyl toys, streetwear or in this case: fixed gears. For their October issue, the UK version of Men’s Health recruited shutterbug Colin Lane—he shot the Is This It cover for The Strokes—to […]

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There’s only 20 days left until Election Day but the race is still far from over. To keep the momentum moving forward and promote the candidate offering a more progressive energy policy for the future than that frightening cackle of “Kill, baby, kill” “Drill, baby, drill,” ANIMAL brought Geekhouse bike builder Marty Walsh together with […]

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The only problem with this hub is that it will encourage even more people to attach brakes to their fixed gear bikes, otherwise the clunky, overly heavy hub is a cool idea (we guess): “The SRAM Torpedo is the first production hub that switches from fixed to freewheel. Just a few turns of a screwdriver […]

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Not since the “P” was free in 1986 has any rapper besides KRS-One made any mention of fixed gear bikes. Twenty-two years later, Pharrell drops this line: “And I’ll be pedaling backwards like a Track Bike” in a new track he did with Common. Of course they cut to an image of BMX bike but […]

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The one thing about fixed gears is that unlike virtually any other bike, going downhill is a bitch. Since you can’t coast your basically forced to keep your legs moving like pistons. But always remember, make sure your feet don’t come out of the straps, it could lead to a near disaster. Just watch this […]

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Ok so the Olympics are now in full swing—they mostly suck we know —but there have been a few entertaining moments, no? There was water polo titty, comedic Spanish racism, elbow popping, age scandals and now the real excitement begins: track cycling. Yup, the fast paced, fixed gear only, cycling competition taking place on the […]

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After building what could be one of the most nicely designed fixed gear big bikes on the planet, the guys over at Geekhouse Bikes sent word of another innovation that is sure to make the track cycling kids ecstatic: personalized graphics. They’ve mastered a process that can basically take any digital image and sublimate it […]

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“I did a short experiment in rapid prototyping of an interactive/game, attempting to build a series of small fixed gear minigames in the space of 5 or 6 hours. Some challenges like skidding couldn’t be fit in in the time period, while the graphics are extremely rough and there are a number of glitches. The […]

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That Tiffany fixed gear with the hand carved ivory handle grips we mentioned, sold for $57,000 today at Bonhams NY. […]

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