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One thing that may be more dangerous on a fixie is performing emergency turns. Since the pedals are always turning you need to make sure that your crank doesn't strike the ground while cornering. Other than this I wouldn't think riding a fixie would be any more dangerous.
If you have brakes, then a fixie is no more dangerous than a single speed once you get accustomed to not being able to coast. Simply put, on a fixie, if the bike is moving, you must be pedaling. Take it easy at first and you will adapt to this quickly. I would recommend spending a bit of time where there isn't other bikers/pedestrians when you first ride as ...
Cyclocross would be my answer for your need...home, work, road race, etc. Cyclocross is constantly becoming the most ideal candidate for everyday + slightly hardcore jobs. Road bikes are really rubbish as there is no road in this entire universe (except the ones maintained all the year because of cycle sports) that supports road bike tyres. A lot of people ...
If you haven't already, invest in some type of pedal-retention system. You'll find that reversing pressure on the pedals is a very efficient way of slowing down without using your brakes, but without a way to keep your foot attached to the pedal (cleats, toe straps) it can be pretty easy for your foot to slip off.
First off, apologies for the first comment. OP is a friend of mine and I intended to post that as a joke. For some retribution here is some real advice: Check to see the drivetrain is real gritty or dirty, or the chain is worn out or unevenly stretched Check to see if there is a bend in the chain ring: -take the ring off and lay it on a really flat ...
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