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    nov xpress magazine - fixie cover/article

    i got sent a copy of the november issue of xpress magazine from san fran (thanks ez) and enjoyed their article on fixie riding. nothing really new.. nicely written. just thought i'd share with y'all.
    ..got a laugh out of "evil kniegro".

    they have a link, but there are better pics in the hardcopy.

    http://xpress.sfsu.edu/archives/magazine/004697.html

    there's a shot of a bunch or riders outside the victoria theater during the bike film festival but you'll have to pick up a copy to see it (unfortunately it looks like sfsu campus, san fran, and east bay only.)

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    These days, riding a fixie is like having a hipster gold card.
    Good to know.

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    whats the equivalent of an amex black, hipster wise?

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    Accurate

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonb
    whats the equivalent of an amex black, hipster wise?
    custom naga, all njs?

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    the writing tries a bit too hard: "mounts his mare", "sleekness", "cheater", "mistress" vs "long-term partner", "virgin" vs "*****".. but the rest of the article is fine...

    brendt came through with some good quotes.
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    That article made me feel dirty.

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    San Francisco with deadly traffic and killer hills.
    Yeah right. Traffic is harmless and the hills don't kill.



    Falcon Track Bike down the stuffy hallway before he lifts its 10-pound steel frame and
    Is this solid tubing used on this frame?



    “The fixed gear used to be a virgin—you know, pure. Now she’s a *****; everyone’s had her,” Steve ‘203’(his messenger call number) says. Steve is a San Francisco bike messenger who traded in his track bike when they entered the same realm of notoriety as the caramel macchiato.
    Now who is the poser?
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    old hat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turd
    the writing tries a bit too hard
    Unsurprising, given that it's the SFSU student paper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 46x17
    Is this solid tubing used on this frame?
    Now who is the poser?
    yeah, i was wondering about that... there's no way it's a 10lbs bike or frame. maybe the writer might chime in if they see the posts..

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    the dude who got rid of his fixie because it was too trendy is just as big a poser as the kid who buys a white studded belt and an IRO or pista because it is trendy. Seriously, who the **** cares. I'm sorry that a lot of people have realized that it is fun to ride fixed and that what used to be your exclusive province is now an element of pop culture. Oh wait. The fact that you got rid of your fixie becauase it suddenly became cool showed that you never really "got it" in the first place and were only riding one for the image anyway...congratulations, you are the person you hate, you are the original hipster.

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    articles about how fixed-gear bikes are cool now always say the same old **** over and over again. i'm surprised that this one didn't mention that people who ride them have more tattoos than most people, and drink and smoke too, though. that's usually one of the staples of an article about fixed-gear bikes. huh.
    the hipster myth.

    i practice vagabondery.

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    10lb frame! guess he takes it downhilling at the weekend

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    I don't see the problem. Just cause someone discovers the fun of it before you doesn't mean that person owns it. People who want to right fixed are going to keep doing it because they enjoy it. People who ride as a trend are going to quit when their legs get tired or the wind starts blowing and people are walking past them. The truth is, someone always rode fixed before you.

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    Damn does this mean I have to get some tight pants now?

    Maybe riding fixed just makes your legs real big-like, and all your regular pants just fit tighter. Yah... I'm going with that answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonb
    whats the equivalent of an amex black, hipster wise?
    a guy:
    - graphic designer- asian girlfriend
    - track bike and/or skateboard
    - at least 1 pair of dunks, 1 pair of chucks & 1 pair of clarks
    - blog not included.
    *turd
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    Quote Originally Posted by turd
    a guy:
    - graphic designer- asian girlfriend
    - track bike and/or skateboard
    - at least 1 pair of dunks, 1 pair of chucks & 1 pair of clarks
    - blog not included.
    zing! turd wins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turd
    a guy:
    - graphic designer- asian girlfriend
    - track bike and/or skateboard
    - at least 1 pair of dunks, 1 pair of chucks & 1 pair of clarks
    - blog not included.
    No way - AmEx black cards aren't nearly that common. It'd be more along the lines of membership in Lightning Bolt.

    m.

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    fixie 101 wow now its too cool after all these years to ride fixie (track) (<<<wont give it up)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erin Feher and Sonia Beauchamp
    Invented in the late 1800s, the fixed single-speed bicycle was, at its inception, the latest in bike technology
    wrong again, philistines!
    Everyone knows that fixed gears were brought to us by the Hand of God.







    or Gods. whatever.



    [edit: let's bring back the "High Wheel"]
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    And yet, while "the fad has gotten a little out of control," he (person in the picture) agreed to be interviewed.

    And perpetuate the fad even more.
    Fad? Hmm...
    Deathlap - cyclocross, training, beer,...escape hatch

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    Quote Originally Posted by [165]
    And yet, while "the fad has gotten a little out of control," he (person in the picture) agreed to be interviewed.

    And perpetuate the fad even more.
    Fad? Hmm...
    if it's a fad, then more cheap parts for us when it wears out and these kids sell their bikes

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    Quote Originally Posted by transplant
    if it's a fad, then more cheap parts for us when it wears out and these kids sell their bikes

    seriously.
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