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Old 07-26-08, 09:24 PM   #1
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Be Honest

What do you think when you see someone with

1. A FG conversion?
2. A front brake?
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Old 07-26-08, 09:24 PM   #2
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i saw my first hipster yesterday. i was disgusted
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Old 07-26-08, 09:25 PM   #3
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Thank you for your honesty.
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i dont want to answer your answer because i have brake on my fixed gear bike, and i also have a fixed gear conversion
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"Theres someone who probably has fun riding a bike, cool."
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Old 07-26-08, 09:31 PM   #6
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i dont want to answer your answer because i have brake on my fixed gear bike, and i also have a fixed gear conversion
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Thank you for your honesty.
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I have 2 brakes on my fixed gear conversion
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"Theres someone who probably has fun riding a bike, cool."
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1. Depends entirely on the bike that was converted. If it was some super-rare vintage road bike with the braze-ons dremelled off I might shake my head a few times, but if it's a Peugot or something I don't really care, I see plenty every day, and unless I like them, which I often do, I don't really think twice about them.

2. I have a front brake. I like seeing front brakes. Unless it's on my bike and I'm not riding it. =/
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Old 07-26-08, 09:33 PM   #10
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I have 2 brakes on my fixed gear conversion
What's with BF members & reading?

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What do you think when you see someone with

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2. A front brake?
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2. I have a front brake. I like seeing front brakes. Unless it's on my bike and I'm not riding it. =/
completely agree lol
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1. Depends entirely on the bike that was converted. If it was some super-rare vintage road bike with the braze-ons dremelled off I might shake my head a few times, but if it's a Peugot or something I don't really care, I see plenty every day, and unless I like them, which I often do, I don't really think twice about them.
I can respect this ^ but you lost me here:

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2. I have a front brake. I like seeing front brakes. Unless it's on my bike and I'm not riding it. =/
So you'd rather your bike didn't have a brake?
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1. good for them
2. prepared
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Old 07-26-08, 09:43 PM   #14
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1. good for them
2. prepared
Nice.

How are you prepared?
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1. bike
2. stop
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Is this like word association? That's a fun game.
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Old 07-26-08, 09:45 PM   #17
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What do you think when you see someone with

1. A FG conversion?
2. A front brake?
i think i see someone with a clue.
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Old 07-26-08, 09:50 PM   #18
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What do you think when you see someone with

1. A FG conversion?
2. A front brake?
1. Indifference.
2. Indifference.
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Old 07-26-08, 09:54 PM   #19
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I really, really hate all the ****ty bike co-op cobbled together piece of **** conversions I see kids riding.
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I can respect this ^ but you lost me here:



So you'd rather your bike didn't have a brake?
I was trying to make a joke about my bike being stolen but failed. ;_;
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Old 07-26-08, 10:04 PM   #21
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1. Get your money up
2. Get your skills up
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Old 07-26-08, 10:12 PM   #22
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in all honesty...

1. as long as it's done nice i think "that's a sweet fixed gear" and usually don't even notice it's a conversion until i see the drop-outs

2. i never think twice when i see someone with a brake. it's when i see someone without a brake that i think to myself "oh man... i know what happens then"
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1. Not enough data to compute.
2. I bet they can stop their bike reasonably.
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"Theres someone who probably has fun riding a bike, cool." Nailed it.

Honestly, put on a pair of blinders on if what other people ride bothers you that much. Converting bikes is an enjoyable process that keeps a lot of vintage bikes out of the landfill.
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I really dont understand the hatred for someone not riding the same kind of bike we do. If you drive do you hate anyone not driving the same kind of car as you? When I am riding I am always happy to see someone else riding. Dont matter if they are a hipster. Dont matter if they are on a 20 speed Colnago. Dont matter to me if they are on a cobbled up conversion. At least they are riding a bike instead of riding in a cage and waisting fuel.

I have three young children to raise. My fixie has a front brake on it.
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