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    What Sky Yaeger has to say:

    Great little quote from Sky Yaeger (Bianchi VP and designer of lots of their bikes, including Pista and P-concept) in the current Riv Reader:

    "I am baffled by urban hipsters riding fixed gear track bikes as fashion accessories and finding out they are not as practical or safe as they thought. I'm not talking about messengers or skilled riders, just to be clear. But most people should be riding a bike with brakes and a freewheel." -while discussing the San Jose.

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    honestly.
    i've never met one of these hipsters.
    i've met a lot of hipsters who ride track bikes, and a lot of people who are very fashionable with their bikes, but i think this whole bike-ignorance-meets-bike-fashion issue is way overblown.

    many of us are stylin' urban kids with pretty bikes. and we know how to use em.

    maybe i'm wrong.

    i don't give a **** what sky yaeger has to say.
    the hipster myth.

    i practice vagabondery.

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    Ha ha!

    I suppose most people should be riding bikes with freewheels and brakes. It's that hipster Sheldon Brown's fault.

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    haha, she should keep her mouth shut and be happy about the increased revenue. it's not as though bianchi is legally liable.

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    Actual point of contention:

    "I am baffled by urban hipsters discussing fixed gear track bikes as fashion accessories on an internet forum and finding out they have wasted an entire day and do not have girlfriends. I'm not talking about messengers or Shants, just to be clear. But most people should be reading Gawker."

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    haha, nice

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    "Unskilled riders" don't ride fixed gear for very long. They either get skilled, or put the bike away, or sell it on ebay with some lame-ass explanation about why the nibs are still on the tires.

    Whichever way it goes down I fail to see a problem for Bianchi.

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    I think the "clueless hipster" thing is played up way too much, but...

    Once I did see a girl with 80's hair and heels riding a brakeless conversion with block pedals and bullhorns pointing straight down roll up in front of a gallery opening... unfair, really, sort of like when Vice magazine runs a picture of a ******** guy in the "Don'ts".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ira in Chi
    I think the "clueless hipster" thing is played up way too much, but...

    Once I did see a girl with 80's hair and heels riding a brakeless conversion with block pedals and bullhorns pointing straight down roll up in front of a gallery opening... unfair, really, sort of like when Vice magazine runs a picture of a ******** guy in the "Don'ts".
    Was it one of those galleries on Milwaukee?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chicagoamdream
    Was it one of those galleries on Milwaukee?
    Even better! It was the Open End gallery on Damen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ira in Chi
    Even better! It was the Open End gallery on Damen!
    Oh ****, that place is ridiculous. I should have known.

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    If Sky Yaeger is so great why is she designing all the new Bianchis with sloping top tubes? Blech. Bring back the crotchety old eye-ty-yan bike designers that stick with traditional geometry frames.

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    The RR definitely has its agenda tied to Riv's successful marketing concepts.

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    See what happens when women pipe up and give their opinion?

    This is why there were no women explorers, they're unwilling to put their asses on the line to try something new!

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    Sky Yeager again:

    "These things are a lawsuit just waiting to happen." "But, you know, there's just nothing more beautiful than a fixed-gear bike."

    from:

    http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0923/p11s03-algn.html

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    What better way to win the favor of hipsters than to talk smack about hipsters?

    Last edited by marqueemoon; 02-15-06 at 12:35 PM.

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    What Sky Yaeger has to say: Doesn't really matter.

    Because:

    What SS/FG forum members will say in response: HATE! HATE! HATE!

    ("the most diabolical collection of haters in the universe"...Dave Chappelle)
    waiting for a (Bike) Friday!

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    Awesome Sky thinks I'm a hipster, cause let me tell
    you being a sub-hipster is not a fun place to be.

    I like Sky Yeager because women who weld are hot.
    Cue Irene Cara and the theme from Flashdance.


    jeff

    jeff

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    Quote Originally Posted by stickerguy
    I like Sky Yeager because women who weld are hot.
    Cue Irene Cara and the theme from Flashdance.
    Everyone that welds is hot. It's an occupational hazard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vomitron
    See what happens when women pipe up and give their opinion?

    This is why there were no women explorers, they're unwilling to put their asses on the line to try something new!
    uh oh...

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    hey when did you get your reader? I almost never get mine on time
    I pour pot in the birthday cake
    So what! Say what! For my own sake

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    Quote Originally Posted by queerpunk
    i don't give a **** what sky yaeger has to say.
    quoted for truth/lols

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    Sky Yaeger, give us a celeste Pista again.

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    she obviously doesnt understand the delicate ballet that is urban pothole dodging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onetwentyeight
    she obviously doesnt understand the delicate ballet that is urban pothole dodging.
    "I'm not talking about messengers or skilled riders, just to be clear."


    i think she does.

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