I Just Bought a Bike and it's Missing a Key Feature
by Newman,posted Dec 2 2011 12:44PM
I've been looking to purchase a new bike for a while now (my last was a Huffy from when I was about 12 . . . so quite a while) and I finally got one this past weekend. I figured I would ride it all over town and get in shape while I run my errands and save the environment. Call me Captain Planet (unless that name is already taken).
I ordered it off line and put it together the other day (including putting on the one red tire because I forgot to add a second). It's a fixed gear bike meaning it doesn't have brakes. Yup, you wanna stop - jump off. This was the first time I had ever rode a fixed gear and I was fairly certain I would just be able to stop by using my insane leg strength to halt the pedals. Nope. If I'm going fast and there's an intersection coming up, sayonara.