3 December 2007: Fixed Fever

Insane fixed wheel bicycleOver the past five years a craze for riding bicycles with only one gear and no freewheel has taken off, in New York, London, Sydney and cities all around the world. We take a long hard look at the merits and excesses of the scene. Featuring an extended interview with the mystery man behind the Bike Snob NYC blog, Roxy Erickson of London’s Trixie Chix and Gabriel Nogueira, one of the prime movers in the small but growing fixed wheel crowd in Curitiba, southern Brazil.

MP3 | Other file formats (Ogg Vorbis etc)

This week’s show also features the soundtrack of the fantastic short film Bicycle Samba, by Sophie Clements and John Hendicott.

Fixed Links:

London Fixed Gear Forum
Fixed Gear Gallery
Sheldon “Coasting is bad for you” Brown
Fixed Wheel UK
London Bike Polo

Update (5 December):

‘DVD extras’ from the Bike Snob NYC for podium finishers:

On why he came to write the blog (MP3: 1’44”)
On his true identity(MP3: 2’18”)