Fauxie's (Faux Fixie) seem to be the rage these days in the City and here is a perfect example of one from Origin 8. The Cutler, is touted as a new breed of bicycle for the urban jungle but it's not marketed as a fixed gear, although this bike appears to have a flip flop hub. On the Cutler page, it's not specifically stated that it has a flip flop but it looks like it has one. The component description states that the rear wheel is for a free wheel but the hub description is cut off so it's hard to tell.
|Flip Flop? Looks that way|
The cockpit is pretty simple and it uses in-line Promax levers which seem kind of cheezy. I think a BMX lever or an Avid would be better suited but seeing that the brakes are Promax, Origin 8 went the bargain basement route. If you recall, the Mongoose Deception uses Lee Chi brakes, which are also made by Promax. I guess that's what you get for an under $300 single speed commuter.
The kick stand and chain guard I get, it's an urban single speed, but one piece cranks? THE HORROR!
hey, i have a one piece crank on my 1991 raleigh mustang based fauxie, looks nice and sleek and it's mated to a coaster brake off a schwinn.
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