FIXED GEAR STEREO TYPES

13 Sep

FIXED GEAR STEREO TYPES
is a staged photo series that plays with the six most common stereotypes of the urban fixed gear bicycle scene in Berlin.

A fixed-gear bicycle is a bicycle that has a one gear drivetrain with no freewheel mechanism.More recently the “fixie” has become a popular alternative among mainly urban cyclists,offering the advantages of simplicity compared with the standard multi-geared bicycle.

A fixed-gear drivetrain has the drive sprocket threaded directly to the hub of the back wheel,so that the rider cannot stop pedalling. When the rear wheel turns, the pedals turn.This allows a cyclist to apply a braking force with the legs and bodyweight, by resisting the rotation of the cranks.

Source : Constantin Gerlach

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