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View Poll Results: Why do you hate the fixie?
Because of the whole hipster-doofus thing 39 36.45%
Because I got my pants caught in it 2 1.87%
I don't hate fixies I just wanted to mess up the poll 64 59.81%
What's a fixie? 2 1.87%
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Old 06-04-08, 01:40 PM   #1
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Do you hate fixies? Why?

It has come to my attention that there are haters on this forum. Sad, shocking, but I'm afraid it's true.

We know that haters are all the same. But these folks claim to hate, oddly enough, fixies.

So I ask you, haters, why?
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Old 06-04-08, 01:45 PM   #2
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I love fixies, but shouldn't the question really be...why the hell is this on the racing forum.
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Old 06-04-08, 01:47 PM   #3
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Because this is where the haters have exposed themselves.

Where did the passion go?
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i hate fixed gears, just hate them.

i hate the fact that a fixed gear bike got me into this sport, 18 years ago.

hate it so much, that i bought another one last year.

but i'll tell you what i really hate... it's that asinine term, coined by a bunch of wannabe hipsters: fixie.

only idiots use that term.

just sayin'

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Old 06-04-08, 01:52 PM   #5
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Because this is where the haters have exposed themselves.

Where did the passion go?
You need to develop a sense of humor.
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Old 06-04-08, 01:55 PM   #6
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it's a fixed gear bike. it's a track bike. it's your track iron. fixie? that's a good term to describe a eunuch.
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Old 06-04-08, 02:05 PM   #7
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Fixies are for skinny kids in jeans that are too tight, who wear makeup, listen to bad music, and produce polls like this.

Fixed gear bicycles are for skinny and sometimes large muscular men who enjoy hurting each other.
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I like gearies better than fixies
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How dare you! I have not exposed myself today...
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I like gearies better than fixies
That is the funniest... lol....
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I like fixed gears.

I hate hipsters who ride with no brakes and no helmet.
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I like fixed gears.

I hate hipsters who ride with no brakes and no helmet.
there.
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Old 06-04-08, 02:38 PM   #13
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i like coasties
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I like track bikes.

I hate fixies.
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I like track bikes...ON THE TRACK.
I like road bikes...ON THE ROAD.
I like mountain bikes...ON THE MOUNTAIN.

You see where I'm going with this?

Down with hipsters/emokids/scenekids/et. al.
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[QUOTE=Snuffleupagus;6819338]I like track bikes...ON THE TRACK.
I like road bikes...ON THE ROAD.
I like mountain bikes...ON THE MOUNTAIN.

You see where I'm going with this?

Down with hipsters/emokids/scenekids/et. al.[/QUOTE

I'm 46 and not exactly hip, but I do commute on a fixed gear bike.
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I call my single speed, fixed hub bicycle a "fixie." [But I do so ironically.]
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I'm 46 and not exactly hip, but I do commute on a fixed gear bike.
Tell us something we don't already know.
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I like them.

Its the hipsters that I'm not into.

I pass by this one coffee shop in Providence every so often - and out front, zooming around on their store-bought, shiny fixed gear bikes, hipster glasses, too-tight knickers and "witty" t-shirts.

Weak sauce.
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I'm 46 and not exactly hip, but I do commute on a fixed gear bike.
¿por qué?
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I like them.

Its the hipsters that I'm not into.


I pass by this one coffee shop in Providence every so often - and out front, zooming around on their store-bought, shiny fixed gear bikes, hipster glasses, too-tight knickers and "witty" t-shirts.

Weak sauce.
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I hated the guy an hour ago on the Mercier in the Kroger parking lot. Messenger bag, No hands, talking on the cell phone.
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I hated the guy on the Mercier in the Kroger parking lot. Messenger bag, No hands, talking on the cell phone.
you should have let me know you were in Memphis, when I was there.
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I was editing while you were typing.

This just in: don't commute through grocery store parking lots.
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¿por qué?

Meaning, I ride a fixed gear on the road, to commute. I agree the "lifestyle'' guys are annoying, but hey they laugh at us in our spandex and alien helmets et al. The OP doesn't mention all the "hate'' for roadies on the FG/SS forum. Bottom line is that everyone has someone to hate on.
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