I didn’t seriously believe these existed until I actually saw them up close. The wikipedia article is both informative and unintentionally hilarious, as someone’s gone through and requested actual citations for repeated claims that “some cyclists prefer” and the like. The thing reads like a call-and-response song about Fixies.

In slippery conditions some riders…
… prefer to ride fixed. Some fixed-gear riders…
… think brakes are not strictly necessary. Oh baby yeah ooh.[^1]

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