My name is Sebastian Stack, Im 27 years old and currently living in Santiago/Chile. I’ve been riding for about 8 years now. Mainly fixed gear since it’s the best way to get around the city and also because there’s a culture that goes way back related to the fixed gear bike here.

 

Almost every old men in Chile know or has some kind of knowledge on how a fixed gear process. It was the cheapest bike to get a hold of back in the days. I got my first Fixed Bike as a christmas gift from my parents and since then it has been an addiction…a good one though . The first year of getting to know the whole scene was a bit hard, the old dudes didn’t really wanted to teach young kids about fixed gear or it was a bit a “bike racial” by this I mean that if your bike was not on point or you didn’t had a big name bike people wouldn’t even say hi on the streets. It was really wack but I didn’t care that much about it, all I wanted to do was ride my bike and that’s it.

 

One of my homies was into track cycling and always mentioning how cool and fast it was so I saved up for cycling shoes and went into the track. I’m not gonna lie, it was love at first sight. Ever since then I’ve been going to the track but never forget about where it all started; the concrete streets. so I got a job as delivery boy, it was at a sushi place so I was getting money for riding and also free food…best job ever but the money was a bit low so I went and tried to get a new job. This time as a bike messenger for a courier service here in the city. It was pretty bomb because I got the whole “premium rush” thing going on and shit. Also good money but after two years on this my back was a bit tired and I wanted to take track cycling a bit more serious so I went for it and left the messlife.

 

Through out all this year I’ve met some really cool people thanks to my day one of those people is PABLO my home boy. This crazy beast is kind of the president of the Fixed Gear scene down here. Loved by everyone. The people from santiago “Fixed Mafia” that are lit as fuck “savages” that keep the whole fixed gear spirit alive still.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos captured by
@Alfonsolalukash & @Utopia.perdida

 

Much love from Santiago,
Sebastion Stack @stvckkz