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Old 08-13-07, 06:55 AM   #1
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coming from a small city I didn't quite get all the "hipster" .....

......**** giving so much.
but after a week in NYC I get it a bit more, even more so than LA and SF.
I saw a guy riding up Rivington st ,on the lower eastside of NYC, in super skinny jeans ,white,sleeveless shirt ,pink, white plastic aviator sunglasses, long mullety hair,........but the best part was the ankle dress boots with no toe clips or brakes

"give a hipster a brake" if not a least some toe straps and clips. WOW!
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Old 08-13-07, 06:57 AM   #2
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this thread will go nowhere good fast.
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I love my new road bike.
You and me both.

I also love my spandex.

And Wayne Newton. (Not ironically.)
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Interesting.
I wouldve thought it would take a lot more time in NYC to aquire a bad attitude.
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So what exactly does it feel like to be the only hipster in a small city?

Kidding...kidding...
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Old 08-13-07, 07:52 AM   #8
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p.s. Why do these rediculously dressed fools, ride'n round looking like compleat @$$holes, bother you, let the fools have there tight jeans and silly glasses, How did they personally do you wrong?
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Old 08-13-07, 07:58 AM   #9
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hey i wear skinny jeans and yesterday i had on a sleeveless white tshirt

i hope that doesn't make me a hipster oh no!!!!1!!1!11
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mostly it was the boots and the lack of toe clips and brakes.
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mostly it was the boots and the lack of toe clips and brakes.
When I was out there over fourth of July, this seemed to be de rigueur for riding a fixed gear bike in New York. 'Not saying there aren't a lot of talented and strong riders, but it certainly seemed that the unskilled and unsafe novices outnumbered the responsible riders by orders of magnitude.
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sniks i knew youd come around

want to admit that risers are stupid while youre at it
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i was in nyc this past week and i saw a guy on a singlespeed with no brakes and a freewheel, slowing down by putting his foot on the back wheel and yelling for people to get out of his way

now that's badass
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i was in nyc this past week and i saw a guy on a singlespeed with no brakes and a freewheel, slowing down by putting his foot on the back wheel and yelling for people to get out of his way

now that's badass
Badass? You mean ********.
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us hipsters pull more chicks than you.
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Badass? You mean ********.
Stop making fun of me!
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i was in nyc this past week and i saw a guy on a singlespeed with no brakes and a freewheel, slowing down by putting his foot on the back wheel and yelling for people to get out of his way

now that's badass
i'm imagining this guy barreling down the sidewalk screaming like a maniac on PCP, steam blowing out of his ears with his hair on fire
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so you saw someone dressed cooler than you and were jealous? nice.
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hard to pull chick when married and getting ready to have kids.
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Old 08-13-07, 09:50 AM   #20
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sniks i knew youd come around

want to admit that risers are stupid while youre at it
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nope!

riser stems with angled up bullhorns are stupid!

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Old 08-13-07, 09:53 AM   #21
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so you saw someone dressed cooler than you and were jealous? nice.
"cooler than"
is just an opinion. different strokes.

but brakelesss and no toe clips is just dumb.

sorrry don't know how to do multiple quotes in on reply.
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but brakelesss and no toe clips is just dumb.
yeah, good point.
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I'm just jealous of people who can wear skinny jeans.
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i'd take great offense to this post, but i'm too fat to be a hipster...

Although, in my experience, the only people who hate hipsters are hipsters themselves....

I understand why the OP had a problem with the way the guy was riding. It is kinda dumb, but there's no reason to criticize his fashion. Who cares if the guy wants to dress like an idiot....
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Old 08-13-07, 11:04 AM   #25
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it takes maturity to accept people as they are. you should be happy to see some variety. what's the alternative...hordes of people who all dress and act the same way? no thanks.
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