That's why I'm giving it 3 more years till the bubble bursts.
The problem is that they are so low-maintenance, and so function-specific, that I don't see people wearing them out and having to replace them....
I took a fixed-wheel winter bike with me to Denmark when I moved here in 94. Never saw another one on the streets till 2004. Now they're everywhere as a fashion statement. Which is fine as such. But they WILL go out of fashion at some point which is when it will revert to being a niche thing.
The fashion thing is very true. I've had a few people in the last few months asking my advice about getting one, most of them in London. I wouldn't feel comfortable on a fixie as I haven't ridden a fixed wheel for years and they want to fly straight out into the London traffic on them. Despite most of them not having been on a bike since they were a teenager.
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