Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-31-06, 12:26 PM   #1
luvthemas
(Uploader)
Thread Starter
 
luvthemas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: SF, CA
Bikes: KHS Pursuit, Pink Soma Cross
Posts: 253
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
CRITICAL CLASS - SF Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...sn=001&sc=1000

Any bay area people have any thoughts on this?

I know **** like this is discussed all the time in this forum, and I really refrain from posting, but I wouldn't mind peoples opinions on the article.
luvthemas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-06, 12:39 PM   #2
onetwentyeight 
blah
 
onetwentyeight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oakland, CA
Bikes:
Posts: 5,573
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Mother ****ers Jacked My Idea. ive been joking about doing that forever! BLAH

heh

guess ill just have to out do them.
onetwentyeight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-06, 12:50 PM   #3
SkyeC
I scream for ice cream.
 
SkyeC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Broakland, CA
Bikes:
Posts: 530
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Just another "I'm a real _____, go away you poseur ______." article.

I don't really get the fakeanger thing, you have to be a messenger if you like having a bag strapped to your back and a ride a "track" bike on the street? I guess if you're not a messenger, you have to have a road bike, a hybrid bike, mountain bike, or some other sort of non-track bike and panniers?

Sounds like miss dreadlocks is too full of herself.
SkyeC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-06, 12:52 PM   #4
breakthenorm
Senior Member
 
breakthenorm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: San Jose, CA
Bikes:
Posts: 155
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by SkyeC
Just another "I'm a real _____, go away you poseur ______." article.

I don't really get the fakeanger thing, you have to be a messenger if you like having a bag strapped to your back and a ride a "track" bike on the street? I guess if you're not a messenger, you have to have a road bike, a hybrid bike, mountain bike, or some other sort of non-track bike and panniers?

Sounds like miss dreadlocks is too full of herself.
I'm in agreement with this statement.
breakthenorm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-06, 12:54 PM   #5
FlippingHades
Zugster Bags
 
FlippingHades's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: San Francisco, CA
Bikes: Nishiki fixed gear commuter, Trek 560 road bike
Posts: 526
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
*yawn*

Both sides of this argument are really tired. Wear and ride whatever the frak you want to, messenger or no.
FlippingHades is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-06, 12:58 PM   #6
operator
cab horn
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Toronto
Bikes: 1987 Bianchi Campione
Posts: 28,306
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Lol @ hipsters
operator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-06, 01:35 PM   #7
jamey
Senior Member
 
jamey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: st. pete/tampa, FL
Bikes:
Posts: 1,588
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
jamey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-06, 02:01 PM   #8
Fixxxie
Strange As Angels
 
Fixxxie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Longmont, CO
Bikes:
Posts: 465
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by FlippingHades
*yawn*

Both sides of this argument are really tired. Wear and ride whatever the frak you want to, messenger or no.
Thank You ! ! !
Fixxxie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-06, 02:05 PM   #9
evanyc
i believe in me
 
evanyc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Brooklyn
Bikes:
Posts: 2,712
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i'm glad i live in NYC
evanyc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-06, 02:08 PM   #10
breakthenorm
Senior Member
 
breakthenorm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: San Jose, CA
Bikes:
Posts: 155
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Are we being warned that the fashion police are after non-messengers?
breakthenorm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-06, 02:09 PM   #11
Rugen
Danger! Danger!
 
Rugen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Oakland, CA
Bikes: CAAD10, Norco A1, Bob Jackson WT
Posts: 216
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Hinds admits that when it comes to bags, for her at least, fashion has trumped functionality.

"I don't like having stuff everybody else has, but I finally break down and get it," she says, nodding to her Freight bag. "I actually prefer a backpack to a side sling, because of better weight distribution, but ..."
What a tool. She gripes about hipsters not being on their bikes 8 hours a day, but she'll make herself uncomfortable by getting a style of bag that isn't her first choice.
Rugen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-06, 02:10 PM   #12
666pack
tarck bike.com exile
 
666pack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: lancaster, pennsylvania
Bikes: bfssfg iro--black.
Posts: 2,058
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
ben roflsberger.
666pack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-06, 02:21 PM   #13
Welfare Cheese
does a body good
 
Welfare Cheese's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Madison, WI
Bikes: Dandy Horses and Boneshakers, baby!
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i just hope the hipsters keep riding bikes for longer than they wore their campers. if it's anything like yupis and their fashion dogs, we'll need an spca for fixed gears when the trend passes.
Welfare Cheese is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-06, 02:26 PM   #14
pitboss
cxmagazine dot com
 
pitboss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: WI
Bikes: Titus road, Fort CX
Posts: 8,269
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Welfare Cheese
we'll need an spca for fixed gears when the trend passes.
they're called VELODROMES, and I would love to see more people racing at them!
pitboss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-06, 02:30 PM   #15
STEEKER
dam this is fun !
 
STEEKER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: on my bike ! in Toronto !!
Bikes: Hurricane Low Racer ! and a Masi
Posts: 1,988
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I ride what I want , wear what I want , I don't give a rats @ss what a messenger think's or say's
STEEKER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-06, 03:11 PM   #16
onetwentyeight 
blah
 
onetwentyeight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oakland, CA
Bikes:
Posts: 5,573
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)


thanks to the ever great queerpunk
onetwentyeight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-06, 03:17 PM   #17
Serendipper 
(((Fully Awake)))
 
Serendipper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: ~Serenading with sensous soliloquies whilst singing supple sentences that are simultaneously suppling my sonnets with serenity serendipitously.~ -Serendipper
Bikes: Guerciotti Pista-Giant Carbon-Bridgestone300- Batavus Type Champion Road Bike, Specialized Hardrock Commuter, On-One The Gimp (SS Rigid MTB/hit by a truck)- Raleigh Sports 3-speed,Gatsby Scorcher, comming soon...The Penny Farthing Highwheel!
Posts: 5,597
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by onetwentyeight
Mother ****ers Jacked My Idea. ive been joking about doing that forever! BLAH

OH SNAP! Daaamn....see, that's why I discuss certain things off the message boards. Someone's always sniping ideas for free!
Serendipper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-06, 03:18 PM   #18
onetwentyeight 
blah
 
onetwentyeight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oakland, CA
Bikes:
Posts: 5,573
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
ill show THEM class.... heheheh
onetwentyeight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-06, 03:20 PM   #19
Retem
Paste Taster
 
Retem's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sacramento, CA
Bikes: , Jury Bike, Moto Outcast 29, Spicer standard track frame and spicer custom steel sprint frame.
Posts: 4,392
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by [165]
they're called VELODROMES, and I would love to see more people racing at them!
a-men to that I have been waiting for the sacramento sports commission and the county to get on with building the crater here at mather field oh sooo sweet want to race mmm hmmm mhhhm
Retem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-06, 03:43 PM   #20
Retem
Paste Taster
 
Retem's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sacramento, CA
Bikes: , Jury Bike, Moto Outcast 29, Spicer standard track frame and spicer custom steel sprint frame.
Posts: 4,392
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Well read the article and watched the slide show and I have to say that she has only been working 10 months and she's jaded hmm I wonder does it make the kids in sacto look any worse that we don't care as long as you can keep up with us hmm


here are two old school messengers here in town both in their 50s that would smoke her any day of the week

and as far as stylish goes gees those bike were purdier than anyone of mine or all of em put together

as long as your on a bike you are cool with me just ride and ride like you mean it
Retem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-06, 04:08 PM   #21
Serendipper 
(((Fully Awake)))
 
Serendipper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: ~Serenading with sensous soliloquies whilst singing supple sentences that are simultaneously suppling my sonnets with serenity serendipitously.~ -Serendipper
Bikes: Guerciotti Pista-Giant Carbon-Bridgestone300- Batavus Type Champion Road Bike, Specialized Hardrock Commuter, On-One The Gimp (SS Rigid MTB/hit by a truck)- Raleigh Sports 3-speed,Gatsby Scorcher, comming soon...The Penny Farthing Highwheel!
Posts: 5,597
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
They should have shot indoors. Unless you do some Photoshop correction, the blue-grey skies of San Franscisco will give you that overexposed, flat, washed-out look.

Sometimes those super big mess bags can be a little overkill. But you can't go wrong with a Flippin Hades or R.E.Load joint if you just have to carry a haul on a bike with no braze on's. But it defeats the purpose for me to ride an 18 pound race bike with 40 lbs. of miscellany strapped to one sholder.

I like to ride light unless I'm shopping, then I take a bike with a rear rack. Tha's part of the allure of cycling for me, the feeling of cutting through the air unencumbered. Like a bird.
Serendipper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-06, 04:31 PM   #22
Retem
Paste Taster
 
Retem's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sacramento, CA
Bikes: , Jury Bike, Moto Outcast 29, Spicer standard track frame and spicer custom steel sprint frame.
Posts: 4,392
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My back is as wide as my big bag it is about 26" but I am a big boy too
Retem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-06, 05:39 PM   #23
evanyc
i believe in me
 
evanyc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Brooklyn
Bikes:
Posts: 2,712
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
"guys wear tighter shorts back east"!?

c'mon
evanyc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-06, 05:47 PM   #24
onetwentyeight 
blah
 
onetwentyeight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oakland, CA
Bikes:
Posts: 5,573
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i know him. hes fast as hell, very nice guy.
onetwentyeight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-06, 05:48 PM   #25
Retem
Paste Taster
 
Retem's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sacramento, CA
Bikes: , Jury Bike, Moto Outcast 29, Spicer standard track frame and spicer custom steel sprint frame.
Posts: 4,392
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
nice girl jeans I am surprised he doesn't fall off that saddle and crush his balls with the forward sloping position of it

nice spicer? though

edit: sorry don't know the kid - if I met him I would probably like him I like most people
Retem is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:00 PM.