Philosophy of the Fixie

Yesterday was the day I rode my new fixie for the first time. Now I get it. I bought the jet black Felt Brougham in a crime of passion at the Madison Bike-O-Rama a couple of weeks ago. Since then the weather has not cooperated so much. But this morning, with temperatures soaring into the [...]

Road tested: Velo Orange touring pedals

I tend to obsess about commuter bikes. Over the last 15 years of four-season, daily commuting, I have developed a level of performance expectations for nearly every component of a bike: flat-proof tires, winter tires, full coverage fenders, mudflaps, dynamo-powered lights, and even platform pedals. I wear regular shoes to work, often dress shoes. I [...]