Has anyone else been noticing the single speed bike trend in their cities? I’m assuming that this trend is old news in San Francisco– Emily? I’ve only been taking notice the last few weeks in Sacramento and Boston but in both cities it seems everyone is on a single speed! And they’re all wearing their Timbuk2 bags, which are also a new phenomenon for me. I thought only cool people like Rachel owned Timbuk2! Am I way behind on this trend? And could someone please answer why anyone, in their right mind, would want a bike with no breaks?
just so you know...my very much hipper-than-me sister got me my timbuk2 bag. she rides a road bike (not a fixed gear though) and runs with the bike crowd. i, however, ride a very impractical old mountain bike that is probably not deserving of a timbuk2. the bag is still great though- super functional!