Within San Francisco I have noticed over the past several years, fixed gear riders creating a whole new social scene, some much so in the sense it has become like skateboarding about 12 years ago in California, when it became mainstream, however, fixed gears breaches gender and age alot more then skateboarding ever did.
I was interested in what exactly, in an observational sense, is the social scene attached to fixed gears in the city. Where do you see the most fixed gear riders demographically? what age group? where do they tend to hang out, what music, what fashion do they wear. I know the term hipster is thrown around and how does that apply or stereotype fixed gear riders? I was also wondering where the most shops are and where they should be given surrounding, apartments and hang outs that fill with these people. It is
This is partially a school project, Cultural Anthro class. Any help would be great. I have my own observations but I would like to hear from others.