1 definition by jzmo

Top Definition
Fix
The proper term for a single gear fixed wheel bicycle. These bikes were traditionally home made by the users; they would take a traditional 10 speed frame toss out the hanging derailleur and remove the 5 speed fly wheel and replace it with a single speed "fixed" hub. These bikes were most popular among NYC bike messengers in the 70's, 80s, and early 90's because of their low maintenance and lighter weight; many users would have only a front brake or forgo brakes totally because you can control the bikes momentum solely suing your feet. These bikes were not for the lazy or lighthearted because they require a much more skilful and alert riding style as well as perpetual motion because the is no "free" spin mode.

The Fix could be brought out right in those days at some bike stores by asking for a racing bike. Racing bikes were usually made by Bianchi or Lotus and sported rear facing dropouts for the back wheel; these store bought Fix bikes were uncommon for the average fix rider and primarily purchased by bike messengers.

The majority of serous road bike riders, then and now, use geared bikes.

Today people are calling bikes like this "Fixies"; there was no such term ( fixie ) being used on the streets in 1970's thru early 90's.
Fixie should be used to describe store bought bicycles many of which do not even have fixed flywheels.
Yo, check out how Joe is riding his Fix.
Joe has a Fix with no brakes.
by jzmo May 05, 2013

The Urban Dictionary Mug

Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug

The Urban Dictionary Mug

Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug

The Urban Dictionary Mug

Your favorite word on a white mug.

Create a mug

The Urban Dictionary Mug

One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug

The Urban Dictionary T-Shirt

Soft and offensive. Just like you.

Buy the t-shirt

The Urban Dictionary T-Shirt

Smooth, soft, slim fit American Apparel shirt. Custom printed. 100% fine jersey cotton, except for heather grey (90% cotton).

Buy the t-shirt