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  • Because of the whole hipster-doofus thing

    37 35.24%
  • Because I got my pants caught in it

    2 1.90%
  • I don't hate fixies I just wanted to mess up the poll

    64 60.95%
  • What's a fixie?

    2 1.90%
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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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    I love fixies, but shouldn't the question really be...why the hell is this on the racing forum.

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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'
    Last edited by botto; 06-04-08 at 02:20 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Creakyknees View Post
    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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    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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    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
    Please remember that all statements unless quoted, are strictly my opinion of what happened. That there are as many opinions as there are spectators attending. I just choose to publish mine on this forum. And would NEVER intend to purposely hurt or discredit any other cyclist.... With that said... HTFU!

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    How dare you! I have not exposed myself today...
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    Quote Originally Posted by wfrogge View Post
    I like gearies better than fixies
    That is the funniest... lol....
    Shallow genius, deep idiot.

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    I like fixed gears.

    I hate hipsters who ride with no brakes and no helmet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by esammuli View Post
    I like fixed gears.

    I hate hipsters who ride with no brakes and no helmet.
    there.
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    i like coasties
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    Damn.

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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.]
    Cyclists of the world, unite! You have nothing to lube but your chains!

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo View Post

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo View Post
    I'm 46 and not exactly hip, but I do commute on a fixed gear bike.
    ¿por qué?

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    Quote Originally Posted by masshoff View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ElJamoquio View Post
    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.
    Reacting is mind candy; it requires no thought. Thinking is tedious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snuffleupagus View Post
    ¿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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