What do you think when you see someone with
1. A FG conversion?
2. A front brake?
i saw my first hipster yesterday. i was disgusted
i dont want to answer your answer because i have brake on my fixed gear bike, and i also have a fixed gear conversion
"Theres someone who probably has fun riding a bike, cool."
I have 2 brakes on my fixed gear conversion
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. =/
1. good for them
Is this like word association? That's a fun game.
I really, really hate all the ****ty bike co-op cobbled together piece of **** conversions I see kids riding.
1. Get your money up
2. Get your skills up
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"
1. Not enough data to compute.
2. I bet they can stop their bike reasonably.
2009 Kona Zing (yay)
1990 Schwinn Traveler (huge, now gaining weight in its old age)
2008 Mercier Kilo TT (delightfully green)
1994 Univega Rover 303 (first lbs bike, still going!)
2006 Trek SU200 - Bye. = (
"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.
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.
There are no guarantees in life; epilepsy shouldn't be looked at as a complete roadblock but as a hill that may need additional pedaling to get over. In the long run you will be a stronger person for it.