dan singh wrote:
Gears are for old people
Fixed gets you fitter in no time and teaches you how to be a better rider.
Nice work on this Pu6486.
How exactly does it teach you to be a better rider? Makes you see mad van drivers sooner?
Only someone that has never ridden a fixed would ask such a question.
Being more aware of your surroundings is one thing for sure, but there are quite a few benefits to riding fixed.
1, Vastly improves your cycling strength.
2, Vastly improves your pedalling due to having to push up hills and spin out downhill, improving cadence.
3, Improves your 'feel' of the bike due to the directness of your actions to the reactions of the bike.
4, Using your pedalling to brake/slow you down, also gives you an experience nothing else can touch. Not sure if this makes you a better rider exactly, but it sure doesn't make you a worse one.
I'm sure there's some more benefits, but those are enough to answer your question.