Fixed gear bicycles or ‘fixies’ first became cool amongst the bicycle couriers in New York in the 80’s and 90’s because they valued their simple no fuss mechanics, reliability and control.
From there the trend went global and took off creating huge ‘fixie’ scenes in London, Berlin, Tokyo and Australia. Now single speeds are the urban bicycle of choice amongst city dwellers, commuters, everyday urban travellers and people seeking a second bicycle to ride around their hood. All Chappelli single speed / fixie bicycles come with a flip/flop hub so you can choose single speed or fixed. They come standard on free wheel single speed set up with brakes.