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beeb

Likes Bikes and Dirt
I always thought fixie meant no free hub, like a track bike. Direct drive. Apparently these days it just means a single speed?
It should only mean what you think, but all the hipsters adopted the name to anything with the right "look" and single speed because they think it just means "fixed speed" (ie: ratio).
 

nathanm

Likes Bikes and Dirt
i would suppose the correct terminology for my particular bike would be a fixie/singlespeed given that it, like most of the current crop have a single cog with a flip flop hub. it could however be converted to a geared bike I assume. I was just surprised by the buyer seemingly having no knowledge of "fixie" style bike prior to enquiring. It's like enquiring about a rally car and asking if it's an automatic.
 
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