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    The FIRST Hipsters circa 1880

    I found these guys today. They've got almost everything:

    1.) Steel frame
    2.) Brooks type leather saddle
    3.) Fixed gear
    4.) Pseudo moustache/pseudo riser bars
    5.) Leather belts from which to stick their kryptonite minis
    6.) No brakes (added courtesy of 04jtb below)

    So should we expect the bowties and the hats any day now to start popping up on messengers?

    Last edited by burbankbiker; 05-25-08 at 03:54 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burbankbiker View Post
    1.) Steel frame
    2.) Brooks type leather saddle
    3.) Fixed gear
    4.) Pseudo moustache/pseudo riser bars
    5.) Leather belts from which to stick their kryptonite minis
    6. No Brakes
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    i jam my thumbs up and back into the tubes. this way i can point my fingers straight out in front to split the wind and attain an even more aero profile, and the usual fixed gear - zen - connectedness feeling through the drivetrain is multiplied ten fold because my thumbs become one with the tubing.
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    Senior Member burbankbiker's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by 04jtb View Post
    6. No Brakes
    Great catch! Can't believe I missed the obvious! I'll add your's to the list above (with due credit, of course).

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    They also have no penis, because they're both female. I know this because I asked them. And their saddles aren't leather, they're wood.
    "drifting by just totally..."
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    Quote Originally Posted by bryanhayn View Post
    their saddles aren't leather, they're wood.
    So how many miles does it take until you break in a wood saddle? ... ouch...

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    Quote Originally Posted by burbankbiker View Post
    So how many miles does it take until you break in a wood saddle? ... ouch...
    They're from Soviet Russia, where it is said, "saddles break you!"
    "drifting by just totally..."
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    No foot retention.

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    Maybe someone could double-check my counting - but those wheels appear to be 28 hole. Amazing. I thought wheels had 40 spokes back then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burbankbiker View Post
    I found these guys today. They've got almost everything:

    1.) Steel frame
    2.) Brooks type leather saddle
    3.) Fixed gear
    4.) Pseudo moustache/pseudo riser bars
    5.) Leather belts from which to stick their kryptonite minis
    6.) No brakes (added courtesy of 04jtb below)

    So should we expect the bowties and the hats any day now to start popping up on messengers?





    oh god, the humanity....I mean, oh god, the revisionism...

    hipsters adopt messenger trends, not the other way around duh

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    There's a great compilation thread of old photos on this forum. Use the search function and add this one to the thread. I bet a lot of the newer members would get a kick out of seeing all those great old photos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enthusiast View Post
    There's a great compilation thread of old photos on this forum. Use the search function and add this one to the thread. I bet a lot of the newer members would get a kick out of seeing all those great old photos.
    its called old pics redux or something if i remember correctly
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    hipsters adopt messenger trends, not the other way around duh
    so so true... I have to plead the fatigue defense. It was around 3 in the morning when I was posting.

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    ...no clips!

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    fat tires bro
    cheers

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    the safety bicycle revolutionized independent travel and road quality, setting the stage for America's adoption of the automobile
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    I think they escaped from the set of A Clockwork Orange.
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    7. White Tires
    8. No foot retention

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    9. Chain Slack

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    10. No Helmets

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    I think the high-wheelers from the previous generation would fit your definition just about as well. Not to mention riding more dangerously.
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    I think I have one of those bikes...maybe from 100 years later
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    these "high wheelers" are actually called penny farlings and theyre like a big unicycle since theyre not geared up at all. I wouldnt consider them too dangerous tho
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesbikester View Post
    these "high wheelers" are actually called penny farlings and theyre like a big unicycle since theyre not geared up at all. I wouldnt consider them too dangerous tho
    They were for those who wore skirts. The safety bike allowed women to commute easily.
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    ^^ or for men in kilts

    lol at least your nuts probably wouldn't get sweaty. Excellent ventilation.

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    pants not tight enough

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