Good Day To Get A Fixie



Looking for a decent priced, single speed fixie?

Graham White of Dublin-based Funked Up writes:

To coincide with the current Dublin Bus strike, Dublin bike manufacturers Funked Up are offering a large range of urban commuter bikes knocked down in price to only €199 until close of business Friday, September 9.

Dublin customers can also avail of a direct to office delivery to help them beat the traffic Order one of their clearance bikes before 3pm Thursday or Friday and your bike will be delivered straight to your office, fully built and ready to ride, by close of business. Check availability here

We’re classifying Dublin City Centre as anywhere between the canals, east of Heuston Station – If you’ve any questions please give us a shout on (01) 531 2932 or email

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36 thoughts on “Good Day To Get A Fixie

  1. MrGavoB

    Love bikes. Hate fixes. I know they get a lot of love but I just don’t see the point.
    Why make your cycle deliberately tougher than it needs to be.

      1. MrGavoB

        I can appreciate the maintenance issue alright and I like the styling. I just don’t like not being able to free-wheel when the opportunity arrives.

        1. Rob_G

          I hear you – most ones that you buy now will have a flip-flop hub, so have the option to go single-speed if you like.

        2. BobbyJ

          Most ‘fixies’ I see in Dublin are freewheel single speeds (one gear that allows the user to freewheel). They ain’t fixed gears

      2. Murtle

        I find fixies/single speeds more fashionable than functional. It takes 5 mins to adjust your brakes and/or derailleurs every 6 months or so. For me, that’s a small price to pay for the luxury of gears.

        1. Rob_G

          That’s peculiar, given that a fixie/single-speed has no derailleur by definition.

          You should give your brakes a once-over at the very least every 6 months, regardless of the type of bicycle.

          1. Murtle

            Peculiar? I think you’ve misunderstood me. You say fixies “are easier to clean/maintain” than geared bikes. Correct. Fixies have no gears or derailleur and sometime no brakes, whereas “normal” bikes do. All I’m saying is the benefits of having gears on a bike far outweigh the minimal maintenance involved.

          2. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

            I got my bike seen to by a profesh for the first time in 3 years last week. I nearly flew over the handlebars the first time I applied my brakes afterwards. Didn’t realise how much wear is involved…

      3. Nessy

        I concur. I hated them (although had never tried one) until I won one on a competition on FB. They’re very good at getting you fit either in single speed or fixie mode (thanks to the flip-flop hub as pointed out below). I’d get about 650- 700km on average per month using mine

    1. manonfire

      I have owned a fixie for over 10 years
      In that period all I’ve had to change on the bike are tyres

    2. Cop On

      The problem with fixies is the Silicon Docks/Deliveroo Gig Economy millennial snowflakes who ride them. How a cheap aluminium frame can support that overbearing sense of entitlement really is a miracle of engineering.

      1. :-Joe

        Anyone bought one of these fixie’s with an auto gear hub that shifts up/down when you go faster/slower automatically and still allows free-wheeling?

        I thought the point of these was to control everything with only the pedals inc.brakes(pedal back) ?

        I like the minimalist idea but you’d be fairly frustrated with only one gear or no free-wheeling?


  2. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

    I’m not yanking your chain, and I’d be the last person to ever stick a stick in your spokes, but eh…

    Friday is actually the 9th of September.
    I know because it’s my birthday.

    It’s okay. I don’t want a free bike.
    I’m just being an asshole.

    1. :-Joe

      Do you want us to crowdfund you a trendy illuminous pink, green, yellow, orange and purple fixie with mag wheels, tassles and clackers and flashing lights ?


  3. IP Freely

    Thanks broadsheet, now i’ve gone and bought a fixie I had absolutely no intention of buying half an hour ago.
    What a bargain though.

    1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

      An absolute BARG. You must be totes deloished.
      Post again after you’ve cycled home and let us know how you got on. I’d be lost without my 21 gears. Of which I use around 3 but I like knowing they’re there.

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