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Old 05-03-13, 07:08 AM   #1
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This is why my C&V bikes have gears

Too funny

"...this middle-aged avowed Manhattanite checked into the Wythe and spent a long weekend trying to educate himself, canvassing Kings County’s artisan-loving, kale-devouring epicenter. “Brooklyn” is now a byword for cool from Paris to Sweden to the Middle East".

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/02/fa...mid=fb-nytimes
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Old 05-03-13, 08:55 AM   #2
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Wow. That article must have been truly hip as I didn't understand a single sentence and I was born in Brooklyn. My real contribution to this thread is the vital piece of knowledge that the best cheese cake in the known universe is to be had only the the Sheepshead area of Brooklyn which is a Jewish neighborhood.
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To get away from hipsters?
[h=2]"This is why my C&V bikes have gears"[/h]
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Old 05-03-13, 09:47 AM   #4
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To get away from hipsters?
I am actually happy when I see anyone using a bike. Chicago is full of cyclist and every tribe is represented. It's not unusual for a Triathlete on a TT bike to be seen along with a commuter on a Fixie.

It's funny to me. I'm pleasure and fitness cyclist. My vintage bikes get regular use, but I like to increase the number of cogs and chainrings when I restore a bike.
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.... My vintage bikes get regular use, but I like to increase the number of cogs and chainrings when I restore a bike.
I'm sure you can appreciate this as a mid-westerner, but a lot of the classic San Renshos from the '70s and '80s have morphed into wretched hipster bikes.
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I am actually happy when I see anyone using a bike. Chicago is full of cyclist and every tribe is represented. It's not unusual for a Triathlete on a TT bike to be seen along with a commuter on a Fixie.

It's funny to me. I'm pleasure and fitness cyclist. My vintage bikes get regular use, but I like to increase the number of cogs and chainrings when I restore a bike.
Personally, I have no issue with them fixying them but I dislike when they chop them up to do it, not my bikes though, and at least the bike is getting used.. but it still makes me twitch.
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Personally, I have no issue with them fixying them but I dislike when they chop them up to do it, not my bikes though, and at least the bike is getting used.. but it still makes me twitch.
This one made me twitch: http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/3774872427.html
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For that price, I imagine you have to cut the U-Lock yourself.
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Interesting read------

There is no place like home! I like my triple crank, the double seems anemic.
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