Low-maintenance, clean lines, half link chains, and unparalleled connectedness to your bike’s rear wheel – just some of the reasons why single-speed fixies remain as popular as ever in cities like London.
We spotted 18 year old Remus in Camden Town, where he was kind enough to let us take his picture. We asked if the fixie was his first love, and he told us that flatland BMX is actually more his cup of tea (just not quite so practical for actual transport!).
After moving to London from Spain, Remus was pleased to discover the flatland hot-spot known locally as The Green Mile in West Norwood Park. However, Remus and his flatland friends are currently fighting to defend this internationally famous spot from the council who want to use the land for something else. Countless tricks have been pioneered in this organic, free space, and the The Green Mile attracts professional riders who come to share their skills and experience with the local BMXers.
If anyone wants to support Remus and his friends, or get some more information about The Green Mile (or see some truly incredible videos!), check out the passionately-named I LOVE THE GREEN MILE group on Facebook.