fixie bikes
Very Rare Sakae / Ringyo Sr Japan Sp-200bl Track Pedals Pista Tt Time Trial
Sweet New Kashimax Njs Track Saddle 44mm Standard Rails Pink Leather
Vintage Cinelli Criterium 65 40 Pista Handlebar 41,5 Cm
Euro Asia Imports Godzilla Custom Trackframe. Njs 56 Cm Custom Built Bike
Velocity B43 Track/fixie Wheels - Miche Hubs - 16 Spokes
Vintage Shimano 600 Track Toe-cage Pedals // Dual Strap // Fixie/track Bike
Vintage Black Track Bike Khs Flite Pista Frame Campagnolo / Coppi Commemorative
Pista Benotto Frame Rare Gold 52 Ctc Fixed Frame Campagnolo Drop Outs Classic
New 2013 Gloss White Leader 725 46cm + Full Carbon I806tr  Frameset Track Fixed
Al Masi Coltello Fork Carbon Track Bike,size 53
New 2013 Gloss White Leader 725 55cm + Full Carbon I806tr  Frameset Track Fixed
Mint 2010 Specialized S-works Langster Pro E5 Track Frame Size Xs (49cm) Pista
New 2013 Gloss White Leader 725 53cm + Full Carbon I806tr  Frameset Track Fixed
Trek T1 Track Bike, Phil Wood Hubs, Omnium Crankset, Size 50cm
New 2013 Gloss White Leader 725 58cm + Full Carbon I806tr  Frameset Track Fixed
Fixed Gear Carbon Fiber Track Bike Fixie
1958 Campagnolo "no Record Pista Rear Wheel 36 Hole Clement Condor Tubular Track
49 Cm All City Big Block Track Bike
Royce Titanium Bottom Bracket English Threaded 117mm Rrp £178 Track Pista Fixie
Specialized Hed3 Trispoke Front Wheel Pista Fixed Gear Carbon 700c Tubular
New 2013 Gloss White Leader 725 51cm + Full Carbon I806tr  Frameset Track Fixed
New 2013 Gloss White Leader 725 48cm + Full Carbon I806tr  Frameset Track Fixed
Suntour Superbe Pro Track Cranks Njs 175mm - Track Bike, Fixed Gear, Keirin
F Moser Engraved Gipiemme 53t, Pista, For Campagnolo, Vintage Chain Ring Vgc
Melchioretto Cinelli Campagnolo Track Frame Bicycle Pista Colnago Fixed Single
Shimano Duraace Njs 70x109 Bb Spindle Italian Nos -  Track Spindle We Figure
Phil Wood Slr Dual Sided Rear Track Hub (fixed/fixed) - 32 Holes Brand New
Cinelli Black Steel Toe Clips And Pedal Straps Track Road Fixed Gear Bike
New 2013 Matte Purple Leader 725 53cm + Full Carbon I806tr Frameset Track Fixed
 Campy Campagnolo Pista Track Pedals
Fixed Gear Bike - 55 Cm - Black - Great Condition - Backward's Circle
Fixed Gear Bike
Look 464 Track Bike Frameset Pista
New 2013 Matte Purple Leader 725 55cm + Full Carbon I806tr Frameset Track Fixed
Handlebar : Nitto Njs B123 Steel 380, 25.4, Keirin, Fixed Gear, Track Bike
Cinelli Pista Alu Black 31.8x42cm Cupa31 42
58cm Kromica Fixie Bike Grey
New 2013 Matte Purple Leader 725 58cm + Full Carbon I806tr Frameset Track Fixed
Fixed Gear Bike - 50 Cm - White - Great Condition - Backward's Circle
Cinelli Vigorelli Track Bike, Fixie, Brakeless, Key Words Blah Blah Blah
Handlebar : Nitto Njs B125 Steel 390, 25.4, Keirin, Fixed Gear, Track Bike
Cinelli Pista Track Handle Bar #67 X 39 True Track Bar
57cm Cinelli Supercorsa Pista Track Bike
Cinelli Pista Alu Black 31.8x40cm Cupa31 40
Fuji Elite Full Carbon Track Bike Size [l]
Molletta Design Bici Band Pedal Straps Yellow Polenta Track Bike Fixie
Nagasawa Njs Keirin Frame Set
Shimano Dura Ace Fc-7600 Njs 165mm
New 2013 Matte Purple Leader 725 46cm + Full Carbon I806tr Frameset Track Fixed
Vintage, Rare, Stunningly Beautiful, Made In The Usa, 2003 Cannondale Track Bike
Cinelli 2a Pista 10cm Stem. Vintage. Old Logo
Phil Wood / Velocity Deep V B43 Celeste Custom Track Fixie Fixed Gear Wheelset
Nitto Njs Pro Jaguar Aluminum Polished Stem- 100mm
New 2013 Matte Purple Leader 725 51cm + Full Carbon I806tr Frameset Track Fixed
Bianchi Super Pista Matte Black Size 53
Handlebar : Nitto Njs B125  Alm 370, 25.4 Track Bike, Fixed Gear, Keirin
Bertoni Cinelli Criterium 65-40 Vintage Pista Track Handlebar And Stem
Rare C 1929 Coventry Inch Pitch Chain/chaine Track/pista Piste Renold/brampton
58cm Pogliaghi Pista - Restored As-original Vintage Italian Steel Racing Bike
700c Mag Racing Bike Wheelset Aerospoke Tenyrim Uk Rim Brake, Shimano Speed Fit
New 2013 Matte Purple Leader 725 48cm + Full Carbon I806tr Frameset Track Fixed
Ridley Oval Track Bike 54cm Fixed Gear,  Single Speed, Fixie
Track Handlebars Stem Nitto Jaguar 90 B125aa Drop Bars Njs Polished Wrapped
Hand-made Cycling Shoes : Iisima, Size 26cm,  Keirin, Track Bike
Cranks : Suntour Superbe Pro Njs 167.5, Track Bike, Keirin
Njs Chain Tensioners, Keirin, Track Bike, Fixed Gear
?nos? Sr Royal Quill Stem Japan Track Bike Keirin 22.20 25.4 Clamp
Bianchi Pista Dalmine, Fixed Gear 55cm
Toshi Double Straps Njs Mash
Nitto Jaguar Njs 27.2  W44 Seat Post, Fixed Gear , Track Bike , Keirin
Handlebar : Nitto Njs B123  Alm 380, 25.4 Track Bike, Fixed Gear, Keirin
Njs Keirin Used D.i.d. 1/8 Silver Chains 123 Cm
Early Campy Campagnolo Pista Track Crankset Cranks Skip Tooth Inch Pitch
Saddle: Kashima Saddle Five Gold Njs, Track Bike, Fixed Gear, Keirin
Suntour Supurbe Pro Pl-4000 Pedals With Mks Njs Med. Steel Toeclips
Bicicleta De Piñon Fijo, Fixie, Fixed, Track Bike, Trick Bike, Gorilla Kilroy
Track Frame / Pista / Njs / Kierin / Nos Vintage 58cm
650c H + Plus Son Formation Face New Gold Rim Fixed Gear Track Bike Front Wheel
Carbon Track Bike Wheelset - Race Ready W/ Conti Tempo Ii Tubulars
Track Fixed Gear Bike Cinelli Drop Bars 31.8mm 42cm

About Fixie Bikes

Fixie Bikes aren't just trendy and nice to look at, they are a lot of fun to ride as well. They've also been helping to push the resurgence in urban cycling that's been very noticeable in the last few years.

You can trace the uptake of fixie bikes back to the bike messengers of New York and London. Although fixie bikes originally hail from velodrome racing they were a staple in bike club training rides through the winter, providing their owners with a generally maintenance free ride and helping to promote a good pedalling technique that was considered crucial by the racing fraternity in the off season when they were building up their endurance with regular long rides.

Fast forward to the messenger culture and the low maintenance requirements of a fixie bike make perfect sense for riding in a relatively flat city. As messenger fashion has gone mainstream with courier bags etc so has the desire for a very cool one speed fixie bike with lots of bike companies such as Leader, Chargebikes and Crate getting in on the act. These fixie bike brands all make some fantasticly good fixie bikes at various price points, from entry level fixie bikes right up to top of the range fixie bikes. The thing is, when you've only got one gear and one brake there's only so much you can do to a fixie bike to make it top end.

The most prized fixies are vintage track bikes that have been lovingly restored. Made with Reynolds, Columbus or Tange high end tubing these frames ooze style from a golden era of track cycling before throwaway materials like carbon fibre came along. Lo-pro fixie frames from the 80s with bullhorn bars turn more heads than the latest out of the box fixie bike every time. With a beautiful paint job and classic Campagnolo, Phil Wood or Shimano components these bikes will roll forever needing next to no maintenance.

Sizing a Fixie Bike

It's important to get the right size fixie bike to ensure that your time spent riding it will be fun and not leave you with any unnecessary aches and pains. Generally the size of fixie bike you'll need will depend on your height although do bear in mind that some people will have longer legs, others longer torsos etc so this is just a rough guide. Additionally you'll want to be aware of standover height – the amount of room between the top of the frame and your crotch when you are standing astride the bike when stationary. Typically one to two inches of gap is good here.

We've compiled a broad outline here of what sized fixie bike you could need depending on your height.

Rider Height – Fixie Frame Size CM

4'10” – 5'0” 47-48cm

5'0” - 5'3” 49-50cm

5'3” - 5'6” 52-53cm

5'6” - 5'9” 54-55cm

5'9” - 6'0” 56-58cm

6'0” - 6'3” 58-60cm

6'3” - 6'6” 61-63cm

Bear in mind this is just a rough guide as other factors such as bottom bracket height, sloping or horizontal top tube and top tube length can all have an influence.

Fixie Bike Pedals

The types of pedals you use will have a big impact on the way your fixie bike feels when you ride it. The main factor to consider is what sort of shoes do you want to be wearing – it might not be convenient wearing the latest racing shoes when all your journeys are just a couple of miles and you need to walk around at the other end. Likewise if you've got a 10 mile journey and you use flat pedals with trainers you are going to be wasting a lot of potential energy by not using clipless or at the very least toe straps. The pros and cons of each type of fixie pedal are:

Flat pedals – can wear any footwear you want but waste energy by not being able to pedal 'upwards' and your feet can slide off in the rain more easily. Rear wheel lockups are very difficult.

Flat pedals with toe straps – feet are held securely and can pedal 'most' of the way round. Can wear any shoe. If you do them up tight it can be hard to get your feet out.

Clipless pedals – Are limited to wearing your cycling shoes on the bike but transfer much more of your pedalling power and you go faster. Rear wheel lockups are much more easier

From an aesthetic point of view a nice pair of delta platform pedals with metal toe strap cage from the 80s can't be beat.

Securing your fixie bike

If you live in any type of urban area, which we presume you do, we have yet to find a lock that can't be broken. Read that again – We have yet to find a lock that can't be broken. Get good insurance for your fixie bike and don't leave it locked up in public areas. We always take our bike in with us and leave it in a hall, corridor or out in a private yard somewhere.

Fixie Bike Summary

As you can see, fixie bikes are a lot of fun as well as being works of art. Hopefully you can begin to appreciate some of the choices we have featured on this website.