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Old 05-15-08, 03:06 PM   #1
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Are you probably a hipster?

You may not want to admit it. But it's probably been said about you.
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Old 05-15-08, 03:10 PM   #2
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probably has.
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Old 05-15-08, 03:16 PM   #3
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I'm hip, and I ride a bicycle BUT my taste in clothes, and bikes exclude me.
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Old 05-15-08, 03:19 PM   #4
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Only time will tell. Right now I'm hipster because I've been riding for only a few weeks. In exactly 383 days, if I'm still riding, I will no longer be hipster.
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Old 05-15-08, 03:20 PM   #5
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i don't think my pants are tight enough to be a hipster
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Old 05-15-08, 03:22 PM   #6
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there's way way waaaaaaayyy worse things out there to be than a hipster.

are we really still complaining about this?

also, buying a fixie no longer qualifies you as hip. its certainly not cycling-specific.
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Old 05-15-08, 03:26 PM   #7
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This is the Nteenth f***ing time this topic has been threaded. Stop it!!! Some things can happen in your head and not need to be typed on a screen.
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Old 05-15-08, 03:27 PM   #8
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there's way way waaaaaaayyy worse things out there to be than a hipster.

are we really still complaining about this?

also, buying a fixie no longer qualifies you as hip. its certainly not cycling-specific.
I wasn't complaining. I just think it's funny. I've never really heard anyone call themselves a hipster. Mainly because if you call yourself a hipster, you're a poser. I'm just wondering how many people think they probably are. Which may or may not actually make them a hipster. Hipster logic is mind boggling.
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Old 05-15-08, 03:33 PM   #9
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i know you mean well, but just remember that there are worse things people can shoot at you than just dirty looks in brooklyn. williamsburg is only gonna be hip for so long!
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Old 05-15-08, 03:34 PM   #10
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there's way way waaaaaaayyy worse things out there to be than a hipster.

are we really still complaining about this?

also, buying a fixie no longer qualifies you as hip. its certainly not cycling-specific.
I got my first "fixie" twenty-two years ago. I'm hip because I'm hip... the fact that I ride bikes just makes me fit as well as hip.
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Old 05-15-08, 03:35 PM   #11
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Sometimes this place is like a junior high.
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Old 05-15-08, 03:37 PM   #12
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yes:
*vegan
*rides a fixed gear
*rides an Italian road bike
*has a messenger bag
*stretched ears
*tattoos

no:
*races (road and track)
*wears non-tight clothing
*wears tight clothing, but it's spandex
*straight-edge
*engineering/science degree
*software engineer

So I don't know, you tell me.
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Old 05-15-08, 03:53 PM   #13
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I havnt been on here in a minute. never really was. Seems hipsters are still a topic of conversation. Hipsters ride FG's. . . they will inevitably be on this forum. Why does it matter?
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Old 05-15-08, 04:29 PM   #14
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No, I'm too old, too out of any fashion, and ride a San Jose with front AND rear brakes. My helmet cost more than most of the bikes in the SS/FG and my spandex collection is immense.
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heh heh, bbattle yer kinda my role model a little.

<3 <3 <3
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Fausto Coppi while out on a training ride with his brother. Hipster?

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Fausto Coppi while out on a training ride with his brother. Hipster?

Where'd their necks go?
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i guess so. i wear ironic shirts sometimes, ride fixed gear bicycles, drink pbr, wear messenger bags, etc.

stereotyping, i guess.
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Old 05-15-08, 06:48 PM   #19
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What exactly is the pants tightness cut-off before they become hipster-esque?
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Old 05-15-08, 08:10 PM   #20
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raver < 99-03 frat boy < your dad < your mums < fashionable if you're in shape < hipster < ranch hand < 80s NYC coke queens
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why is PBR hip?
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Being that pretty much all of my pants are Levis 514's...
I think those would sit somewhere around hipster tightness.
Thus, hipster I am.
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Old 05-15-08, 09:12 PM   #23
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I have hips therefore I am a hipster
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why is PBR hip?
PBR has been considered the "working man's beer" since the 1840's or something like that. Why the fixies adopted that brand of beer I really have no idea, except for the messenger angle. Maybe Bud is for the NASCAR crowd.

I'll have a glass of full-bodied Merlot wine with my fixie, thank you!
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i'm just gonna throw this out there: slim jeans feel and look way cooler that baggy ones. i'm not sure if the cut of my pants qualifies me as hip, but if it does then being hip is easy!
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