outrageous price for a fixie, although they also say the price is
similar ($400 to $650-plus) at a bike shop and you'll probably end up
paying a shop anyhow for assembly help and replacement parts. "Steven"
of Pedal Revolution says
that because fixies have so few parts, those parts see a lot of wear
and tear -- i.e. if the parts are cheap and unreliable, it's likely
they'll go fast.
Although Steven said that the Urban Outfitters label could symbolize the final
death knell to the fixie fascination, he's just happy to see anything
out there that will get more people riding bikes. That being said, people who are ordering their first bike from a chain clothing store should know exactly what they're buying -- in addition to the ticket to instant hipsterdom.
Upon ordering the Aristotle, which is described on the Urban Outfitters Web site as a "singlespeed bike with a flip-flop hub," you will receive your
and 10 percent in pieces. The flip-flop part means that if you're not
ready for the weirdness of riding a fixie, the rear wheel can be
flipped and made into a regular old unfashionable bike again.