Every year, it seems, someone predicts the demise of the fixed gear bike. And while it's true that maybe they're not as prevalent as they were in years past, the fixed gear will never die. After all, they were here before the freewheel was even invented. So while the "trend" might have passed, the bikes never will. And just because you've never owned one before doesn't mean it's too late to buy your first.

However. Just because a fixed gear is the simplest of bikes doesn't mean buying one is simple. Far from it. Buying a fixed gear is like buying any other bike—there are plenty of questions to be answered before swiping that debit card. Here's 10 Things to Consider When Buying Your First Fixed Gear Bicycle.

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