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Leather Fitted Bicycle by Jacques Ferrand

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For many of us, a fixed gear bicycle is nothing unless it packs something unique. That's probably what inspired Paris-based designer Jacques Ferrand when he developed his latest creation. An amazing work of leather art and craftsmanship, here's a spectacular bicycle that sets the practical aside. All covered with a thin layer of leather (even in those tight spots) with absolutely no chrome,...

LinkCrave: the Fixed Gear Bike Workout

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It finally cracked the 60 degree mark here in the Midwest-- and while the weather is expected to dip back to reality, that high signalled the official start of cycling season.  Sure, the die hards have been riding for months, but the rest of us are filling up the tires, oiling the chain and hitting the pavement.  We're fixed gear riders here at StyleCrave, so a recent article at AskMen...

The Stylish Fixed Gear Bicycle by Koxx

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In an attempt to put their own spin on the fixie phenomenon, the folks from Intersection magazine teamed up with bike gurus from KOXX and came up with their own fixed-gear beast. This sexy single-speeder is more of a hybrid in style, being part commuter bike and part BMX intended for trick riding.  Unlike some of the classic rebuilds of vintage road bikes, this baby is built from the ground...

Four Figure Fixie: the Pinarello Montello FP8 Pista

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There are fixed gear bikes-- and there is the 2009 Pinarello Montello FP8 Pista.  This fixie is certainly in a class of its own, built for time trials but hungry for the concrete jungle.  Its all-carbon frame is formed to fit the rear tire, an approach as aerodynamically functional as it is visually striking.  This and the all-carbon FP8 fork are shaped to decrease win resistance on both...

The Plus Bike by Bortolani and Righi

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Let's get this out of the way-- if this bike were to be judged on aesthetics only, it'd be an absolute hit.  The Plus Bike by designers Bortolani and Righi of Dovetusai is visually stunning, a progressive take on the classic tool of transport.  On a functional level, its likely a failure.  There is a good reason that the traditional bike frame has gone unchanged for over a century, save for...

The Obama Bike: a Fixed Gear We Can Believe In

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The fix gear bike genius Marty Walsh has teamed up with pattern stylist Dan Funderburgh to build a bike for the new political generation, the Obama Bike.  Built for ANIMAL, the Obama Bike is a one-of-a-kind build, detailed with the branding themes of the campaign of Barack Obama himself.  The fading red and soft blue stars, the striped "O" Obama logo are all present throughout this bike,...