Fixies, curved handlebars, and dope color schemes are cool and all, but style was really the first thing on bicycle makers' minds in the late 1800s. It simply isn't fair that the last time we get to roll a big wheel here in the twenty-first century is at the end of toddlerhood. In a perfect bicycling world, we could judge a bicyclist by the size of his front wheel and not the content of his character. Also, we imagine that a big front wheel would slow you down, which wouldn't be a bad idea for the incompetent Citibike riders that are taking over New York City and other major American metropolitan areas.
Bicycles Were Low Tech, High Wheeled