Behold the beauty of simplicity.I never thought I'd ever love anything that came out of France... but here I am with a Peugeot track bike. A super bike guru in my research group sold it to me for a great deal. It's gonna be the death of me. It has a fixed gear so anytime the wheel is turning, the pedals are too. You stop by pedaling backwards. I do have one front brake just in case I wuss out though.
No more coasting or standing up to jump over a bump, no sir. That'll buck you right off. Plus, since the pedals are always turning you can't take too sharp of turns or your downstroke will hit the ground and prop up your back tire sending you for a surprise!
It's a beauty though and I can't stay off it!