Nobody knows where trends are born. However, there are bundles of information that is felt over the broadcast, paper magazines and websites. I will regularly share with you these intuitions. You can comment or complete them to confirm or forget.
It all probably started with TV program in the show Tracks of the Arte European TV channel, or a video program online @ VBS.TV. Perhaps over the pages of general articles in trendy fanzines as VICE, Gustav, or urban culture magazine Shoes-UP. All of them, with their own field of investigations and styles, introduced these communities of San Francisco who decided to bring up to date racing fixed gear bikes now call « fixed bikes ».
What interests me in this movement is that it takes this up-date to customize their bikes. Organized in « crews » connected into network, they personalize their fixed bike to their colors or their mode of urban use. At the beginning restricted to New York Courier, Fixies become a mode of travel fast & ecological, without losing his pride of being an elegant rider.
At the heart of these networks are found workshops and suppliers of spare parts recommended for help in achieving their unique creation …
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