Sunday, March 20, 2011

Chapter 23~Such a Great Biker,Aren't you?~

So what topic this time?if u see the title above,it's about a biker.what biker?okay,i let you all know that this topic about fixie bike.Yeah,i love that bike u know.want to know more about fixie bike.Here i got some info about fixie bike.Fixie or fixed-gear bicycle or fixed- wheeled bicycle or in USA known as fixie.This bike has no freewheel meaning it cannot coast.The pedals are always in motion when the bicycle is moving.The sprocket is screwed or bolted directly onto a fixed hub.When the rear wheel turns, the pedals turn in the same direction.This allows a cyclist to stop without using a brake, by resisting the rotation of the cranks, and also to ride in reverse.Here some picture of fixie.

Guys,this is what we call Fixie

Actually,in Malaysia this fixie become a trend for youngsters in here(Malaysia) nowadays. Especially it famous among student.In Malaysia also have a bike cafe that design this type of bike.They design so cool man!I love it.They have facebook also and please like this page if u a fixie lover.Non-Malaysian is allowed to like this page.

This is another example of fixie.fixie has many variety colours and also design.

Spare Part of Fixie

Trick Hub

Gear Cog



Fixie Gear Wheel

Fixie Chain

Fixie Pad(Pad is that green thing as shown in the picture)

Fixie Bar

Advantages and Disadvantages

All things that we have have an advantages but also have disadvantages and same as fixie bike that have advantages and at the same time also have a disadvantages.In slippery conditions some riders prefer to ride fixed because they believe the transmission provides increased feedback on back tire grip.

Descending any significant gradient is more difficult as the rider must spin the cranks at high speed (sometimes at 170 rpm or more), or use the brakes to slow down. Some consider that the enforced fast spin when descending increases suppleness or flexibility, which is said to improve pedalling performance on any type of bicycle.

Riding fixed is considered by some to encourage a more effective pedaling style, which is claimed translates into greater efficiency and power when used on a bicycle fitted with a freewheel.When first riding a fixed gear, a cyclist used to a freewheel may have a tendency to try to coast, particularly when approaching corners or obstacles. Since freewheeling, or coasting, is not possible this can lead to a 'kick' to the trailing leg, or even to loss of control of the bicycle.Riding at high speed around corners can be difficult for the novice rider, as the pedals can strike the road, resulting in possible loss of control.A fixed gear bicycle has fewer moving parts than a multi-gear bicycle and requires less maintenance.

There's any disadvantages of fixie bike is brakeless.Some fixed-gear riders think brakes are not strictly necessary, and brakeless fixed riding has a cult status in some areas.Other riders dismiss riding on roads without brakes as an unnecessary affectation, based on image rather than practicality. Furthermore, riding brakeless can be very dangerous, and may jeopardize the chances of a successful insurance claim in the event of an accident — and is against the law in many jurisdictions but there's a technique how to brake or stop the fixie bike.It is possible to slow down or stop a fixed-gear bike by resisting the turning cranks, and a rider can also lock the rear wheel and skid to slow down or completely stop on a fixed-gear bicycle, a maneuver sometimes known as a skid stop. It is initiated by unweighting the rear wheel while in motion by shifting the rider's weight slightly forward and pulling up on the pedals using clipless pedals or toe clips and straps.But overall i think this bike really cool right?It's up to u all to judge it whether is it good or otherwise.

I think that's all for this topic.If u want to know more u can search at internet for futher details.I hope that u all enjoy reading this and really really sorry if i did any mistakes in this post.That's really awesome bike.I wish that i could ride it..See ya! :D


  1. ehemmm. rase nak komen pun sogan sbb totally speaking..

    teringin nak naik basikal masok campus tp sogannnn ;D

  2. LULU:haha,it's okay.tak kisah pun.just want to improve my writing in english.hehe..yeah,i want that bike cool right?

  3. semart!dan-e blnje satu...wrne pink tau :D

  4. syazmeen:haha,boleh je.bagi duit dulu..hehe

  5. serious gila cool. kalau la budak PJB g kelas naik basikal, nak jugak beli. ahha

  6. LuLU:tau takpe.saya pun nak beli satu gak..haha :P

  7. perh LULu.... x per la bli la.... eha sokong kmooo........
    Basikal uh.... memng cemart cgt cgt.... nk nek gak t ea lulu....



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