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I've been working on a story about bike commuting in Victoria that's scheduled to run in Sunday's paper.

I think one of the things that surprised me most is there are a handful of people in Victoria who either ride or are building fixed-gear bikes. Fixies. This is the style of bike you'd see in track racing events. Elsewhere, they've been the hot thing in bikes for a little while.

I enjoyed the NYT story about fixies, but a good frame alone runs in the hundreds -- and I've got other bikes on my list of things to buy well before I shell out for one of these.

I also take issue with the story's assertion that there are people who ride fixed-gear bikes that don't know or care about gear ratios.  Puhhhlese, where are they hiding? I've never met anyone who rides a fixie that didn't have a little something to say on the subject.

Leslie