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    Senior Member Sledbikes's Avatar
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    nail on the head

    Saw this online somewhere, cracks me up, spoke cards and the matching frame/rim color are the instant ID around here for a fixter (fixie hipster). From what I've seen same type crowd as Critical Mass, will scream obscenities at you at how ungreen you are as they toss their empty beer can and cigarette butt on the ground.

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    Fixie: Originally intended for track use, and until recently the preserve of hardcore urban riders (principally couriers), the fixed-wheel bike has, in just a few years, been traduced by bandwagon-jumping hipsters.

    Fixter-spotters can award themselves extra points for observing the following features:

    Rolled-up jeans

    Double toestraps

    U-lock in back pocket

    Velocity Deep V rims (fluorescent colours +2 points)

    "Floorbuffer" handlebars - Straight bars cut super-short

    "BS" bars - DIY bullhorns made by inverting and hacksawing conventional drop bars

    Flip-flop wheel - fixed sprocket on one side of the hub, freewheel on the other

    One aero wheel and one conventional spoked wheel

    Brooks saddle

    BMX grips (colour matching rims +2)

    Desirable brands eg. Bianchi, Colnago, Surly (Condor +2, Moyer: Instant win)

    Pipe lagging on top tube - use uncertain. Possibly to ensure knee comfort when performing no-hands trackstands

    Spoke cards - commemorate alleycat races ("I went to Williamsburg and all I got was this lousy spoke card" +2)

    Let's ride !
    Fixter: "You've got to get fixed, man, a fixie's like the quintessential...er, distillation of you know, what a bike is !"

    some of you dont know but i spent a short time in jail for Salvador Dali-ng someones fixie after he made a rather off color comment about my chopper.




    and no i dont have to pay for the fixie repairs the cops made sure he didnt get my information
    riding and pimpin again

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    moving target c0urt's Avatar
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    you painted someone elses bike?
    how to tape your bars http://www.flickr.com/photos/89572419@N00/sets/72157629279270681/

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    that's insane! (he has me baffled.)

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    Senior Member Sledbikes's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by c0urt View Post
    you painted someone elses bike?
    i re-geometrized his wheels and frame
    riding and pimpin again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sledbikes View Post
    some of you dont know but i spent a short time in jail for Salvador Dali-ng someones fixie after he made a rather off color comment about my chopper.
    Um, congratulations?

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    Pwnerer Wordbiker's Avatar
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    Melted it with a torch?


    Sweet.
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    Ski, bike and wish I was gay.

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    come to denver. plenty of fixter material for you here.
    my personal favorite is the ninja fixter going the wrong way down a one way street at 2 am after the bars close on friday night.

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