Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Schwinn Cutter

There's a new kid in the block . And unlike others in TBA, she is slightly different. She takes out the complexity from you life. No shifters, no derailleur to crib about the shift quality. Just get on an pedal away. And what do you do when you come across a steep hill? Stand up and pedal:). If that's not simple enough ,feel free to convert her to a fixie. For those who haven't yet been hit by the fixie wave yet, here's the definition from wiki.

'A fixed-gear bicycle (or fixed-wheel bicycle, commonly known in the USA as a fixie) is a bicycle that has no freewheel, meaning it cannot coast — the pedals are always in motion when the bicycle is moving.
The sprocket is screwed directly onto a fixed hub. When the rear wheel turns, the pedals turn in the same direction.[1] This allows a cyclist to stop without using a brake, by resisting the rotation of the cranks, and also to ride in reverse.'

Talking about the bike in question, the Schwinn cutter is not exactly light weight with its high-ten steel frame, doesn't have quick releases for the wheels, and isn't as glamorous as some of her other cousins. But still, she could just be enough to unleash the fixie man in you:)
Specs and pics below