Connection and Modulation

A while ago, I posted a quote from Spencer Hall about bicycle perfection. Here’s another quote — this one also about riding the fixed gear — from a guy named Mark’s entry in the Fixed Gear Gallery.

Compared to the geared bike I’ve been riding, I can understand straight away that fixed is all about connection and modulation. There is a complexity of sensation on a fixed as you pedal to accelerate and slow down, as if you’ve been allowed to mix colours for the first time or are finding the flats and sharps in scales other than C.

It’s a beautiful bike, too.

1 comment

  1. Very good reading. Peace until next time. WaltDe

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