In the 3rd quarter of 2010, Marc Sison (TR Clothing) introduced the fixed gear bicycle also known as track bike to his friend, Tuts Olazo. Tuts became interested on fixed gear and got in touch with his schoolmates from college, Vermont Coronel, Jzn Palma (Bisiktela) and I Palma, who were one of the pioneer members of Manila Fixed Gear, a group of people around Metro Manila sharing the same passion for fixed gear bikes. Around the same time, Tuts together with his other college friends who are also living in San Pedro, Laguna, namely Franco Evangelista and James Gaffud, started having weekend rides but were then using different bicycles such as MTB, road bike and single speed. They have invited more friends to join their regular weekend rides and have then formed a group called ABC (Assorted Bikers Collective) in the early part of 2011.

Over time, some of the members of ABC developed interest in fixed gear and have switched from then on. New acquaintances who were into fixed gear, Jepren Solis, Michael Torio, Marc Edig, Ewat Ang as well as Tuts’ brother, Jut Olazo joined their group which grew not just in numbers but also in their passion and enthusiasm on fixed gear. In 2013, they founded a new group, the San Pedro Crew, because most of its members lived in San Pedro, Laguna. As they were extending their reach outside San Pedro, the group continuously expanded and decided to call themselves the Laguna Fixed Gear. They created a Facebook page that serves as a venue for them to share their love and interest on fixed gear and at the same time widen their network, which has now reached 300+ members.


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What is a Fixed-Gear Bicycle?

The fixed gear bicycle he oldest and simplest type of bicycle is the "fixed-gear" bicycle. This is a single-speed bike without a freewheel: that is, whenever the bike is in motion, the pedals will go around. You cannot coast on a fixed-gear machine.

Many track bicycle any enthusiastic cyclists ride such bicycles by choice, at least part of the time. Why would anybody do that? It is not easy to put into words. There is an almost mystical connection between a fixed-gear cyclist and bicycle: it feels like an extension of your body to a greater extent than does a freewheel-equipped machine. If you are an enthusiastic, vigorous cyclist, you really should give it a try.

There are many reasons, including: Fun, Fitness, Form, Feel & 'Ficciency!

by Sheldon "Coasting Is Bad For You" Brown