Terms of Service

Last Updated: October 22, 2023

These terms of service (“Terms”) cover your use and access to the services, client software, and websites (“Services”) provided by NicheEgg LLC, operating the Brooklyn Fixed Gear website (https://brooklynfixedgear.com). By using our Services, you’re agreeing to these Terms. If you do not agree to these Terms, please do not use our Services.

1. Access and use of the service

  • User Age: You must be at least 18 years old to use our Services. By agreeing to these Terms, you represent and warrant to us that you are at least 18 years of age.
  • Account Registration: To use certain features of our services, you may be required to create an account. If, for any reason, you choose to create an account, you must provide accurate, current, and complete information during the registration process and keep your account up-to-date.
  • Account Security: You’re responsible for all the activities that occur under your account. We encourage you to use a strong password for your account and prevent unauthorized access. If you notice any unauthorized use of your account, please contact us immediately.

2. Content

  • Your Content: You retain all rights to the content you post on our site. By posting, you grant us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable, sublicensable, worldwide license to use, display, reproduce, re-post, modify, create derivative works, perform, and distribute your content on our site for the purposes of operating and providing the Services.
  • Our Content: All content, trademarks, service marks, graphics, logos, and other intellectual property rights in the Services are the property of NicheEgg LLC and its licensors. You may not use, reproduce, or distribute any of these materials without our express permission.

3. Restrictions

  • Prohibited Actions: You may not: (i) use the Services for any purpose that is illegal or prohibited in these Terms; (ii) exploit any part of the Services for commercial purposes without our consent; (iii) resell or lease the Services; (iv) access or search the Services by any means other than our publicly supported interfaces.
  • Respect Others: You must not use the Services to harass, threaten, or defame any person or entity. You must not use the Services to publish or distribute material that is unlawful, harmful, abusive, or otherwise objectionable.

4. Termination

We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your access to the Services at any time, with or without cause, and with or without notice. For example, we may suspend or terminate your use if you are not complying with these Terms, or if you are using the Services in a manner that we believe may cause us legal liability.

5. Disclaimers

Our Services are provided “as is” without any warranties, express or implied. NicheEgg LLC does not warrant that the Services will meet your requirements or be available on an uninterrupted or secure basis.

6. Limitation of liability

To the fullest extent permitted by law, NicheEgg LLC will not be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or punitive damages, or any loss of profits or revenues, whether incurred directly or indirectly, or any loss of data, use, goodwill or other intangible losses, resulting from your access to, use of, or inability to access or use the Services.

7. Governing law

These Terms are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state in which NicheEgg LLC is registered, without regard to its conflict of law principles.

8. Amendments

We may update these Terms from time to time. When we do, we will post the new version with a new effective date. By continuing to use the Services after the Terms have been updated, you agree to be bound by the updated Terms.

9. Contact

For any questions or concerns about these Terms, please contact us here.

10. Entire agreement

These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and NicheEgg LLC and supersede all prior agreements, understandings, and communications between us regarding the Services.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Brooklyn Fixed Gear is your source for fixie, single-single-speed & track bike content. Here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions to regarding fixed-gear cycling.

A fixed-gear bike, also known as a fixie, is a type of bike that has a fixed rear wheel, which means that the pedals are directly connected to the rear wheel. Unlike a regular bike, a fixed-gear bike has no freewheel, so you cannot coast or stop pedaling while riding. This means that you must constantly pedal while riding a fixed-gear bike, and you can slow down or stop the bike by resisting the pedals with your legs.

Fixed-gear bicycles, or "fixies," often do not have brakes due to their simplicity and minimalism, which allows riders to control speed through pedaling resistance. This brakeless design reduces the bike's weight, making it more maneuverable while connecting riders to the tradition and culture of track cycling.

However, riding a fixed-gear bicycle without brakes can be dangerous, particularly in urban settings with traffic and unpredictable conditions, so many places require bicycles to have at least one functioning brake by law. It's a good idea to have at least a front brake installed for safety if you're considering riding a fixed-gear bike.

Fixed-gear bikes, also known as "fixies," are generally legal in most countries. However, local laws and regulations may require bicycles to have certain safety features, such as brakes, reflectors, or lights.

For fixed-gear bikes, some jurisdictions require at least one functioning brake, typically a front brake, to be considered road-legal. It's essential to check the specific laws and regulations in your area to ensure your fixed-gear bike complies with local requirements. Keep in mind that riding without brakes or necessary safety features can be dangerous, and it's always a good idea to prioritize safety when cycling in any environment.