Matt Lingo is a photographer living and working in LA. He’s spent a lot of time documenting the local fixed gear scene in San Diego and has just compiled and finished a book entitled This City Can’t Swallow Me.
Here’s his description of the project:
“A fixed gear bicycle is a bike with a cog that doesn’t have a freewheel mechanism meaning as long as the back wheel is moving, the pedals are moving. Although traditionally used strictly on a velodrome track, more and more riders are choosing these brakeless bikes for use on the road. They have a unique style of riding through traffic that I’ve tried to capture in this body of work.”