I still feel that varable gears are only for people over forty-five.
Originally Posted by plax_are_meth
I'm failing in understanding the point behind a "fixed gear" bike?
Big brother of the BMX?
Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer?
We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!
--Henri Desgrange, L'Équipe article of 1902
But really it's a personal preference thing, having more control/"becoming one with the bike".
There are many reasons, including: Fun, Fitness, Form, Feel & 'Ficciency
I'm just copy and pasting today. Lazy Sunday.
Any of that come close to answering your question?
BMX's are singlespeeds, not fixed gears.