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  1. #1
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    Is your bike a fashion accessory?

    Is your bike a fashion accessory?

    See the article in the New York Times

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/10/fa...q=bikes&st=nyt

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    Appears to me that the 'fashion' bikes they allude to are upright singlespeeds -- inoffensive to the eyes of the uninitiated, unlike the 'malevolent' roadie/fixie, or the 'anarchistic' mountain bike.

    Whatever; as long as more people are parking their cars and pedaling, I don't care what they ride.

    AND........

    I never HAVE cared about fashion -- what sense does it make for something that looks good to suddenly be ugly in six months? And why, just because some androgynous Euro says so?

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    You don't need a $10K bike for it to be a fashion accessory. Get a beat up frame, turn it into a fixie, single speed it and put ridiculous handlebars on...or clean up some bike from 1970...or load it up with commuting gear...and it can be a fashion accessory.

    For me, the fact that I have the bike and ride it pretty much everywhere says a lot about me, but it could be any road bike.

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    If my bike is far more capable than I am does that make it a fashion accessory? My impulse reason for buying it was that I had wanted a LeMond since high school.

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    I refuse to buy an ugly bike as I have to store all my bikes inside my apartment, so everyone coming in and out sees them sitting in my living room, so they're sorta a fashion accessory...lol

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    What's old is new again! It's just more expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulRivers View Post
    I refuse to buy an ugly bike as I have to store all my bikes inside my apartment, so everyone coming in and out sees them sitting in my living room, so they're sorta a fashion accessory...lol

    Nope, that's art...

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