I was in Paris in January and it seemed like my girlfriend and I were the only two there on track bikes. A couple of funny things happened:
In front of Cycles Laurent a guy walked up to us and starting asking questions about our bikes and his last comment was "..it doesn't seem manly enough for the street". I guess those 25 year basket-bikes that I saw everybody riding are more manly than my messenger bike!
I was riding alone and a Parisian stopped me to check out my bike, he was totally blown away "tres minimal! "
We didn't see anybody else on track bikes the whole two weeks we spend riding around the streets of Paris. Are the Parisians to purist to even think of taking a Piste on the streets? Or is it the pesky cobblestones that we had to walk around?