_42x12 _ the cult of the fixed
by Gary Shove and Patrick Potter
two photographs by Gaëtan Rossier
The fixed gear bicycle is the simplest of human powered machines, and legions of riders have discovered the joy of the “fixie.” To those in the know, 42 x 12 is a gear ratio, and a demanding one at that, but this isn’t a book about equipment, rather an attempt to get under the skin of riders risking life and limb in pursuit of their passion.
42 x 12 - The Cult of Fixed examines the global repercussions of fixed-gear and single-speed bicycle culture. Through contemporary observation and the collaboration of those on the inside from Taiwan to New York, London to Tokyo, 42 x12 gives a unique insight into what’s going on at ground level.
192 pages, Hardcover, 8 3/4'' x 9'' (222 x 229 mm)
200 illustrations, English