Chris Akrigg: unfixed and unhinged + video
Don't try this at home. Come to think of it your home probably isn't the woods, or a quarry.
You may well remember a while back when Chris Akrigg was showing us all how it's done on a cheap and cheerful Mongoose fixer. Well he's still got the bike but having swapped the fixed for a freewheel and neglecting to re-install the brakes, he thought he'd take it our for a rant around the rocks and the woods. And the vid below is the result.
Okay it's not exactly road riding, and we wouldn't advocate any mortals attempting to ride a brakeless singlespeed in the woods without protective gear; even Akrigg takes a beating doing that. But it's interesting to see what a normal bike is capable of in the hands of a very talented rider. This is the stock Maurice that you can have over at Evans right now for £260. It's not always about having the best equipment. Skill and cojones will take you a long way...