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Fixed-gear cycling has today become the coolest form of urban transport, giving rise to a global fixed-gear culture. Fixed is the first book to document fixed-gear cycling. The authors have traveled to cities around the world to examine at first hand the intersections between the fixed-gear bike's design and its racing heritage, and the street style and customization that are at the heart of its current popularity. Interviews with sports-people, frame-builders, and those at the nexus of design, art, and fixed-gear culture give an insight into fixed-wheel design, philosophy, and riding experience. The book will appeal to cyclistsfixed-gear riders, urban riders, racers, and those interested in cycling heritageas well as to a wider design audience.Most track bikes today never see the inside of a velodrome Street riding is already at one remove from its intended ... motion and challenge of a fixed gear often change tyres and rims, or fit a brake, to make their bikes more road-worthy As theiranbsp;...

Author:Andrew Edwards, Max Leonard
Publisher:Laurence King Publishing - 2009-10-14


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