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    Have bike, will travel Barrettscv's Avatar
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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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    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?
    "This is why my C&V bikes have gears"

    Get a bicycle. You will not regret it if you live. --Mark Twain

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    Have bike, will travel Barrettscv's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaleighSport View Post
    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.
    Last edited by Barrettscv; 05-03-13 at 10:25 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barrettscv View Post
    .... 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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    Quote Originally Posted by Barrettscv View Post
    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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    Have bike, will travel Barrettscv's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by t4mv View Post
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by RaleighSport View Post
    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
    When I ride my bike I feel free and happy and strong. I'm liberated from the usual nonsense of day to day life. Solid, dependable, silent, my bike is my horse, my fighter jet, my island, my friend. Together we will conquer that hill and thereafter the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barrettscv View Post
    For that price, I imagine you have to cut the U-Lock yourself.
    "He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

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    Interesting read------

    There is no place like home! I like my triple crank, the double seems anemic.
    I think its disgusting and terrible how people treat Lance Armstrong, especially after winning 7 Tour de France Titles while on drugs!

    I can't even find my bike when I'm on drugs. -Willie N.

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