fixie bikes
Njs Suntour Superb Pro Polished Vantage Crank Sets 165 Mm
A Pair Of Araya Gold Rims - Njs 36h Chrome Tubulars
Njs Nitto B-123 Keirin Cro-moly Handlebars 380
Bianchi Super Pista Matte Black Size 53
Fixed Gear Bike - 55 Cm - Black - Great Condition - Backward's Circle
Nitto Jaguar Njs Stem 110mm, Aluminum, Track, Fixed Gear
Nitto B123 Crmo Track Drop Handlebar 25.4mm X 44cm Njs Keirin Silver 440mm New
Mks Exa Pista Steel Clips, Toshi Straps, Large Silver Fixed Gear Track Road Bike
Shimano Dura Ace 7400 Njs Pista Track Fixed Gear Bike Bottom Bracket English
Men's Adult Fixed Gear Bike
Omnium Track Pista Crank Arms 167.5mm W/48t Chain Ring & English Bottom Bracket
Njs Keirin Hkk Vertex Blue Chains. 122 Cm
Shimano Dura Ace Hb-7600 120mm 36 Hole Njs Approved Rear Hub  1
Njs Keirin Hkk Vertex Blue Chain 106 Links  12
Njs Keirin Used Shimano Dura-ace Spindle Axel 120mm R&f Set
Mint 2010 Specialized S-works Langster Pro E5 Track Frame Size Xs (49cm) Pista
Vintage Cinelli Pista Stem
Fixed Gear Bike - 50 Cm - White - Great Condition - Backward's Circle
Campagnolo Sheriff C-record Pista Track Wheelset Campagnolo Omega Rims 36h
Njs Keirin Shimano Dura Ace Fc-7600 165mm Crank Set  #2
Vintage, Rare, Stunningly Beautiful, Made In The Usa, 2003 Cannondale Track Bike
Njs Keirin Mks Black Straps Keirin And Track
Bianchi Reparto Corse Track Bike Cruiser 55cm
Njs Approved Mks Fit-? Sports Toestraps   3
Molletta Design Bici Band Pedal Straps Yellow Polenta Track Bike Fixie
2012 Bianchi Pista Via Condotti 53cm | Excellent Condition
Njs Keirin Used Shimano Dura-ace Rear 120mm Spindle Axel
Watanabe Custom Track Bike
Njs Keirin Ariake Vantage Jaguar Pista 100 Saddle.
Nitto Njs Pro Jaguar Steel Stem- 140mm
Nitto Craft B123 Njs Pista Chrome Steel Bike Handlebar 40cm 26.4mm
Njs Keirin Used Hkk Vertex 1/8 Silver Chains. 123 Cm
Purefix Unisex Fixie Bike Chrome Color Local Pick Up
Suntour Superbe Pro Track Cranks Njs 170mm - Track Bike, Fixed Gear, Keirin
Campagnolo Pista Crank Arms 165mm
1958 Campagnolo "no Record Pista Rear Wheel 36 Hole Clement Condor Tubular Track
Phil Wood High-flange Track Front Hub 32h Chrome
Campagnolo Super Record Track Pista Pedals W/ Titanium Axles & Dbl Toshi Straps
58cm Kromica Fixie Bike Grey
Phil Wood High-flange Rear Track Hub 32h Chrome
58cm Pogliaghi Pista - Restored As-original Vintage Italian Steel Racing Bike
80's Campagnolo Pista Track Fixed Gear Bike Bottom Bracket Italian Thread
Cinelli 2a Pista 10cm Stem. Vintage. Old Logo
Njs Keirin Did Daido Silver Chain 106 Links  7
Suntour Superbe Pro Pedal Set Njs Certified   3
Phil Wood High-flange Rear Track Hub 32h Fixed/free
Cinelli Mash 2010 Grey Complete Track Bike
Custom Raleigh Rush Hour Track Bike Bicycle Dura Ace Small 53cm New Frame
Track / Pista / Njs / Kierin / Nos Vintage 58cm
Cinelli Criterium 65-40 Old Logo Pista Track Handlebar
Used 2014 58cm Cinelli Bootleg Mysic Rats Fixed Gear Single Speed Track Bike
Shimano Njs Stamped Bottom Bracket 1,37x24t English Thread 68 - S - 107 Road
Vintage Cinelli 65 Criterium Pista-track Handlebar Polished For Colnago's
Vintage Giro Njs Track Frame, 56cm, Keirin, Fixed Gear
 Fuji Seamless Pro Njs Fujita Nos Saddle Black Bike Seat Vintage Japan Bicycle
Leader 722 62 Cm Track Bike
Phil Wood High-flange Rear Track Hub 32h Chrome
58cm Track Bike Fixed Gear Chromoly Frame Black Single Speed Bicycle New Blem
Hub Rear Phil Wood Track Hf-32x120 Silversingle-sided
Samson Njs Track Frame, 53cm, Keirin, Fixed Gear
Look Bicycle Pedals White & Purple Colour 9/16 X 20 Road Track Fixed Gear Pista
Njs Keirin Panasonic Track Bike, Complete, Pista, Fixed Gear, 44rn
Campagnolo Atlanta 1996 Track Wheelset - Phil Wood High Flange Hubs - 28h Rare
Used 2014 52cm Cinelli Bootleg Mysic Rats Fixed Gear Single Speed Track Bike
Hatta R9400 Bottom Bracket Njs Keirin Track Iso Square Taper
Used 2014 56cm Cinelli Bootleg Mysic Rats Fixed Gear Single Speed Track Bike
Nagasawa Njs Track Frame, 56cm, Keirin, Fixed Gear
Bianchi Pista Size 57
Vintage Cinelli Speciale Corsa Pista De Rosa Track Classic
Keirin Jersey Track Bike Njs Fixed Gear #9
Melchioretto Cinelli Campagnolo Track Frame Bicycle Pista Colnago Fixed Single
Phil Wood High-flange Track Front Hub 32h Chrome
Track Bike Cinelli Drop Bars 31.8mm 42cm
Cinelli Criterium 65 40 Pista Handlebar 41,5 Cm
Campagnolo C-record Pista Tbs Pedals
Cinelli Black Steel Toe Clips And Pedal Straps Track Road Fixed Gear Bike
Vintage, Bridgestone Grand-velo Njs Track Frame, 54.5cm, Keirin, Fixed Gear
3ttt Superleggero Gimondi Curve Road/pista Handlebar Vgc
Customized Fixgear Track Bike Flip-flop
Felt Track Bike/fixed Gear

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.