Wednesday, 15 June 2011

First Fixie Ride

The dust has started to settle after the Bespoked Bristol show and tonight I got to do what we all like to do best. Ride. Especially a new bike. The Fixie got a lot of attention at the show for it's looks and it's tattoo but we all know that the proof is in the riding.

The first thing to notice is that the bike is silent and I mean silent. It was like floating above the pavement. The belt drive also makes the pedal feel very direct and very control able. there is no back lash when you want to slow the bike and track standing is a breeze. All the kit from Brick Lane Bikes worked a treat and looked great. As I rode through Chelmsford I could hear people admiring the bike as I glided past. The bars were very comfortable with a couple of positions so that you could keep moving your position.

The frame geometry was perfect for maneuvering through traffic and pedestrians and felt correct at both low and high speeds.

Nice work Mark and when do I get one of these permanently for errands about town.

1 comment:

  1. Glad you like it Rich! As you know, it's a prototype at the moment - a couple of minor tweaks need to be made before we could go into production, but if anyone else out there likes this concept and would like to see it as a production bike, let me know and hopefully we can make it happen! ... more pics on flickrrrrrr