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  • n. A fixed-gear bicycle


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Love the blog and by the way I do ride a track bike I hate the word fixie as a regular road bike so I guess I'm open for any kind critisism you could you can throw at me.

    This Just in: I Break for Holidays!

  • In last yesterday's post of Tuesday, August 24th, 2010, which I posted yesterday, and which should not be confused with today's post, today's bonus post, or any other post, I included the following piece of "fixie"-themed artwork:

    Archive 2010-08-01

  • Just finished a chilly ride in Central Park w/ BSNYC. about 21 hours ago from UberTwitter and the reason the dude fell off his fixie is his knuckle tat got in the way

    Riding High: Putting the "App" in "Appropriation"

  • Customization to a fixie is the choice of color of the el cheapo tyre he slips on today because he does not give a fat rats arse about whether it has grip, is puncture resistant or rolling resistance as long as he looks HIP and NOW.

    Strange Customs: Art, Bikes, and the Apocalypse

  • Fixed-wheel bicycles are designed for track racing but transforming a regular bike into a "fixie" - or "piste bike," as they are known in Japan - is a straightforward operation and allows the rider to stop by resisting the rotation of the pedals. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • [...] redundancy, in a clear attempt to target fixed-gear bikes, a Philadelphia councilman proposes a $1000 fine or immediate confiscation of any bike without brakes - yet fails to comprehend that a fixie is a brake.

    The Clog

  • And while there was space for five bikes to be stowed, no one brought theirs ( "fixie" or otherwise) along for the trip.

    New 'Hipster Express' bus links two cultural hot spots: U Street and Brooklyn

  • And what is more animalistic than killing another animal and using its hide to adorn your "fixie," as in this Craigslist ad forwarded to me by a reader?

    Wild Kingdom: The Primal Nature of Cycling

  • What if I want to ride up the Stelvio on a "fixie" and skip-stop my way down it?

    Archive 2010-09-01

  • If we consider both the roof rack and the "fixie" to be a part of the car (the rack may be all that's keeping the roof on, and the "fixie" itself could be construed as a very poorly-placed wheelie bar), then the "Emo Fixie Poets" are almost certainly in excess of the $500 (or one "fakerjack" axe) rule.

    Duck and Cover: The Art of Appropriation


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  • Edvm, I would have said fixed gear bicycle.

    ''Fundamentally, I believe the coffee scene will be akin to the wine scene and within five or 10 years, people will be speaking about single-estate varietals as they do grapes,'' he says. ''I don't mean just the cool cats who ride fixies; I mean everybody in the mainstream will be discussing coffee in that way.''

    - The new wave is brewing,, 13 Oct 2009.

    October 13, 2009

  • Fixed gear bicycle. Track bicycle.

    March 29, 2009

  • a fixed wheel bicycle

    also a collective noun: "a fixie of hipsters" (Erika Hall via Jason Kottke)

    October 3, 2007