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Old 02-23-06, 12:21 PM   #1
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bike culture not for sale tagged

anyone see the brooklyn industries store on 5th and union in parkslope with the huge tag
BIKE CULTURE NOT FOR SALE?

it wasn't there last night, so someone did it over night. its hilarious, they've had tallbikes in the windows for a while.
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Old 02-23-06, 12:31 PM   #2
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**** yes. can someone snap a picture of that for me if they're in the neighborhood?
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oh ****! that's awesome... i walked by the store the other day and saw all the bike hype and was pretty annoyed by it and thought about making a post about it on here.

for those that haven't seen their current display, they have a couple tall bikes in the window, with some diagram about building them behind it. then inside they have a big fixed rear wheel drawn on a chalkboard. they also have some decals on the window spelling bike outta bike parts or something. lame marketing overall.
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is that a star tac? i remember when those things were the shizzle.

edit - still waiting for a photo.
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hmm. bike culture sure does have a lot of buyers, for something that's not for sale.

and a lot of sellers.

come to think of it, there's sort of... how do i put this... a thriving market for bike culture...

sigh...
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hmm. bike culture sure does have a lot of buyers, for something that's not for sale.

and a lot of sellers.

come to think of it, there's sort of... how do i put this... a thriving market for bike culture...

sigh...

holy ****. i'm putting mine up on ebay with a $9 shipping charge.
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I hear that moms, dads, grandparents, and children are riding bikes. WE'RE UNDER SEIGE!!!!!!!!! Man your stations! prepare for battle! Take back our culture! We're not for sale! (even though more bikes were sold last year than cars)
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hmm. bike culture sure does have a lot of buyers, for something that's not for sale.

and a lot of sellers.

come to think of it, there's sort of... how do i put this... a thriving market for bike culture...

sigh...
fortunately, the sale of that dvd will get me really ****ing drunk.
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sorry, i dont have a dig camera nor do i have a cameraphone. someone with pics please snap a good pic!
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ahah.. awesome. the bklyn industries on bedford ave has tall bikes in the window, too.

when i first saw that, i thought to myself "they are going to take a beating for this."
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fortunately, the sale of that dvd will get me really ****ing drunk.
other acceptable answers include, "you've made yourself a powerful enemy, kid."
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anyone see the brooklyn industries store on 5th and union in parkslope with the huge tag
BIKE CULTURE NOT FOR SALE?

it wasn't there last night, so someone did it over night. its hilarious, they've had tallbikes in the windows for a while.
**** yes! Wish I could take credit for that. I was way too drunk to go out late enough to pull that off.
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i'll ride up and take a pic tomorrow if it's still up. think they'll get suspicious if they see me outside on a bike taking pictures of the vandalism?

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Old 02-23-06, 06:41 PM   #15
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there is a photo up on the suckapants blog

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http://www.panix.com/~steveo/hiptop/..._not_for_sale/

No offense meant to all you people but if you ask me that tag is WEAK.

So they are pumped on bikes, so what!? Would you be happier with a window display w/SUV's?

It takes zero heart to do property damage. If you want to impress me* then sign your name punk!!

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i mean yeah i'd rather have people ride bikes than suv's but on the same note i'd rather have people ride bikes than people wearing clothing that says they ride bikes
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i dare to argue that they aren't pumped up on bikes at all and are simply using them as a marketing device to hawk their overpriced clothes... just a guess. brooklyn industries has also appropriated punk culture and used black flag and bad brains iconography on their shirts. they are all about the culture theft.


edit: this actually puts a pretty interesting spin on things.
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There is also some talk about the display on www.bikeblog.blogspot.com
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We'd be lucky to have a place like that here in Toledo, OH.

Furthermore, the owners would most likely be friends of mine.
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ok, im putting this in a new post just to make sure everyone sees it.

Brooklyn Industries "bike" campaign

also and
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i dare to argue that they aren't pumped up on bikes at all and are simply using them as a marketing device to hawk their overpriced clothes... just a guess. brooklyn industries has also appropriated punk culture and used black flag and bad brains iconography on their shirts. they are all about the culture theft.


edit: this actually puts a pretty interesting spin on things.
Oh Yeah!? Well everybody and their mama are making messenger bags now. I don't know a lot about BI but that is the first window display I've seen in a while that I like.

Is it a conspiracy to wheedle money from the pockets of the 5% of NY'ers that actually ride bikes?

Hmm.. Could Be.

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Wow, I think we need a sticky for, "crying about bike culture getting sold out." With the biggiest babies and whiners getting prizes, maybe it's just cause I don't live in new york, but I really really find these threads ridiculous. Who GIVES A FLYING SHT. You still will be ruining your day whining over whether or not bike culture has now become tainted with greed and corpotocracy and not doing anything about it.
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**** I wish my whiskey came with puzzle caps.
then again, that would probably be pretty pointless.
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yeah, the more i think about it the more i have mixed feelings on the issue, not necessarily regarding the tag but about the use of the bikes in marketing. sure, in a way it promotes cycling, but it bothers me to see things i hold close to my heart being manipulated. at the same time, BI is donated $2 a "messenger bag" to recycle a bicycle, which is awesome... at the same time, the bags cost 50 something dollars and they aren't donating anything from the t-shirts, or anything flat out that i know of. still, they have links to time-up, transalt, and more.

uhh, yeah, pointless ramblin.
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