Not broken, but fixed

Here’s what some Lawrence people are doing! (from the LJWorld)

Unusual Friday night ride caters to ‘fixies’

October 26, 2007

The Friday Night Fixie Rides aren’t like most organized bike rides.

There isn’t a shred of spandex, no garish team jerseys. Instead, the riders sport bike-messenger chic: think, cuffed pant legs and messenger bags.

There isn’t a superlight, carbon-fiber-and-titanium 20- or 30-speed race bike in the bunch. At the Friday Night Fixie Rides, the bulk of the bikes are simple and utilitarian, many stripped of all their identifying decals and boasting exactly one gear…