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    Who knew? Henry Miller rode fixed...

    Stumbled across a picture of everyone's favorite literary hero, Henry Miller - posing with what looks like a fixie... truly a man ahead of his time!

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    tropic of cancer is a ****ing awesome book
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    i see a coaster brake
    likely a single speed

    still a cool pic
    i guess he was a rivendell fit kinda guy
    sort of
    Last edited by dooktruck; 04-18-08 at 01:34 PM.

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    Slack chain ZOMG.

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    Never heard of him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diff_lock2 View Post
    Never heard of him.
    go to a library.

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    I was just at the Turku one, with all that glass. Doing nothing.

    EDIT: What does going to a library have anything to do with knowing this guy?

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    Hemingway liked bikes. He wrote some great stuff (if you like hemingway) about the velodrome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mander View Post
    Hemingway liked bikes. He wrote some great stuff (if you like hemingway) about the velodrome.
    Titles of this stuff? (i've only read the sun also rises).

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    Anais Nin was a fan of literary hipsters.

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    ^^^lolzers
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    Quote Originally Posted by dayvan cowboy View Post
    Titles of this stuff? (i've only read the sun also rises).
    It's in A Moveable Feast. The excerpt that most internet bike geeks know is this: http://www.ciclisucarta.it/stuff/hemingway_en.htm Good stuff!

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    mmm, yep... definitely appears to be a coaster brake...

    Miller riding bicycles and Hemingway writing about the velodrome seems quite fitting...

    Ah, the sporting life...

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    Miller is the man.
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    I guess the feel good aspect of this story is that the perpetrators did this as a couple. It's nice to see people coming together with a common love of cycling and assault.

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    Henry Miller is the original NYC bike hipster, he wrote a story about growing up in Brooklyn and riding an old Czech track bike (with a slanting top tube) he got from an ex six-day racer, and how all the neighborhood mothers would warn their kids to watch out for him, because he rode really fast and had no brakes. He also had an aforementioned skinny, hip lady friend with a bob... I think the story is called "My Best Friend"

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    Quote Originally Posted by frank_blotto View Post
    Henry Miller is the original NYC bike hipster, he wrote a story about growing up in Brooklyn and riding an old Czech track bike (with a slanting top tube) he got from an ex six-day racer, and how all the neighborhood mothers would warn their kids to watch out for him, because he rode really fast and had no brakes. He also had an aforementioned skinny, hip lady friend with a bob... I think the story is called "My Best Friend"
    Seriously? No shenanigans? I will look for this at my local library.

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    totally a coaster.
    cool, regaurdless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frank_blotto View Post
    Henry Miller is the original NYC bike hipster, he wrote a story about growing up in Brooklyn and riding an old Czech track bike (with a slanting top tube) he got from an ex six-day racer, and how all the neighborhood mothers would warn their kids to watch out for him, because he rode really fast and had no brakes. He also had an aforementioned skinny, hip lady friend with a bob... I think the story is called "My Best Friend"
    http://books.google.com/books?id=9qG...hl=en#PPA54,M1

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    Quote Originally Posted by SamHatesCarCltr View Post
    Good read. Thanks man!
    Boy on the bike, what are you like
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    You're going up, youre going down
    You're going nowhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gyusan View Post
    Stumbled across a picture of everyone's favorite literary hero, Henry Miller - posing with what looks like a fixie... truly a man ahead of his time!
    i'm gonna take issue with the "man ahead of his time" statement. even at that point fixed gear was still not all that new.
    have:ea50 flats, black, light, stiff.
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    want: risers, light, stiff, 1", black if that can be
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