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    13 Reasons Why the Fixies Fad should end now

    So this is on the front page of digg. wow.. scathing. Do you guys agree?

    http://www.manolith.com/2009/07/13/fixies-fad/

    i have to say.. i kinda agree with some of it.

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    i'm only in it for the girls...

    and i walk my bike more mileage than i actually ride it.

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    made my penis bigger
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    I was actually wondering today when this would hit the brink and finally taper off.

    I was walking through Washington Square Park last fall and some young looking kid was walking with a pack of friends. Slightly overweight, wearing Old-Navy-ish oversized shorts, t-shirt and converse with his backpack on.

    His bike? A brakeless red powdercoated road conversion. Blue anodized hubs, matching machined blue anodized rims. A Brooks knock-off saddle up top. Positive rise stem with track bars, no bar tape or plugs. Back from summer at home to show off his new "fixie" to his friends at NYU.

    Honestly, I thought that would be the end of it but this board keeps on accruing members each month.

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    meh, don't care if the "fad" stays or goes, i'll be riding regardless.

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    the way i see it, too many people with "fixies" and too many people don't know how to fix a bike.

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    I don't think trends usually end as quickly as they begin. The fixie trend will probably level out at some point (if it hasn't already), but I bet we will probably continue to see fixed gear bikes around for a good while to come. Even if it ceases to be cool, why would people just throw away their perfectly good bikes?

    Also, some of the hipsters who have gotten into FG riding are completely obsessed. Some of them/us will most likely stick around after the trend wears out.
    skinnytire

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmw5nkj View Post
    the way i see it, too many people with "fixies" and too many people don't know how to fix a bike.
    Dentists love this fad.

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    I can't legally drive, might as well ride a bike.
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    Not gonna lie, I would probably do a lot more than dress up like a hipster for the girl in that pic...

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    this is a tired discussion. just ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dieselstation View Post
    So this is on the front page of digg. wow.. scathing. Do you guys agree?

    http://www.manolith.com/2009/07/13/fixies-fad/

    i have to say.. i kinda agree with some of it.
    I'd like to buy Yosef Solomon (the article's author) a drink. I agree with it all. Especially the worshiping bike messengers thing. I never understood that sh*t. Revering bike messengers is like revering taxi drivers. I don't get it. Never did. I knew rich kids that became bike messengers for the cool points.

    Of course, I don't understand cheap, low quality beer either.

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    Enjoyable read. Most of it didn't apply to me.

    Although I do have purple rims.....My favorite color.

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    yeah that's amusing
    I am dyslexic so bear with my posts.... [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

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    I'm guessing he just can't get that fixed-gear *****.

    ***** like the cat since I'm assuming it'll block the word *****.
    Sucks to your ass-mar!

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    hey I was right.
    Sucks to your ass-mar!

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    I bet I am the person the author saw walking his bike.

    I was biking on a street that only buses/taxis are allowed on. A police officer asked me if I was a courier, which I am not, so he asked me to walk my bike on the sidewalk and go to another street.

    Obeying the law I walked on the sidewalk until I got to a cross street and then got back on my bike.

    Sorry I was obeying the law.

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    and ****.

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    these are like 13 reason why the fixie fad will continue....

    same basic question: who doesnt want to be awesome?
    nuff said~

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    Any article with the word "fixie" in it, has no merit as far as I'm concerned.
    Quote Originally Posted by photonick View Post
    Do you know how many super deep v-neck shirts he could buy if he sold his Pista...omg, it's almost overwhelming. He might even have enough money left over to buy some PBR!

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    70s: road biking
    80s: bmx trend
    90s: mountain biking
    00s: fixed-geared drive trains.

    people who complain about trends are jealous outsiders or substance-less hipsters who just get angry when someone else has caught their style. these people do not matter -- they're both idiots. what matters to me is a) more people are riding bikes b) when the trendy types move onto the next big thing there will be a surplus of cheap, used components and frames.

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    well ive never seen any chick like in that photo so guess im hanging my fixie out for retirement...

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    Quote Originally Posted by psirue View Post
    70s: road biking
    80s: bmx trend
    90s: mountain biking
    00s: fixed-geared drive trains.

    people who complain about trends are jealous outsiders or substance-less hipsters who just get angry when someone else has caught their style. these people do not matter -- they're both idiots. what matters to me is a) more people are riding bikes b) when the trendy types move onto the next big thing there will be a surplus of cheap, used components and frames.
    madly jealous of the bmx kids because thats the only trend i didnt catch :angry:

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    see, that's the problem: trend-chasing.

    what's stopping you now from buying a bmx complete and learning tricks that will utterly dominate any tricks that people on fixed-gears are doing?

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    When riding fixed gears hit the mainstream and major manufacturers started offering them the fad was over... now it is just another way to cycle.

    It is bound to stick as so many people just like it... my friend's mom just built up her first fixed gear and she is in her 50's.

    His dad is working on building one for himself.

    This couple rides year round and are hard core cyclists.

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