Originally Posted by otc
Also, it should be noted that there is a differance between fixed and single. With a fixed gear bike, you only have one gear but you also cannot coast. This changes the experience.
aha, that would be quite annoying... so all right I am the dumb one here. From what I heard all I can conclude is... WHY? I would never do it myself.
I suppose if all you ever ride is in the city (say NYC) then this is pretty good, but not places where there are lots of up/down plus flat. I used to be in Ithaca where you have hill/flat all over the place, I just simply can't think of a situation where a single gear can suffice (giving how much pulling power I want, how fast I want to go, etc.)