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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 11-04-09, 09:17 PM   #1
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Dirty Hipsters

Where they at?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5mLu...layer_embedded


How many here can relate?
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Old 11-04-09, 09:26 PM   #2
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hating on hipsters is too mainstream now, conformist
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Old 11-04-09, 09:30 PM   #3
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hipsters have been made fun of so much that its now cooler to actually be a hipster than make fun of them
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Old 11-04-09, 09:35 PM   #4
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Meh, most of it was the same old jokes. However;

"How did we end up in the actual woods?"

"I don't know, I'm over it. It's pretty lame"

was pretty damn funny
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Old 11-04-09, 09:38 PM   #5
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"This is a $300 vest". Haha! Hilarious.
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I prefer to get my Hipsters 4 at a time

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Old 11-05-09, 01:19 AM   #8
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hipsters have been made fun of so much that its now cooler to actually be a hipster than make fun of them
this is good for fixed-gear riding.
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Old 11-05-09, 01:24 AM   #9
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bane isnt really a small indy band, and hardly unheard of. epic fail
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Old 11-05-09, 06:12 AM   #10
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Hipsters are simply indifferent emos...
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Old 11-05-09, 10:37 PM   #11
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hmm, now that u mention it...
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bane isnt really a small indy band, and hardly unheard of. epic fail
And that's why it's supposedly so "ironic". Jeez......
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Old 11-06-09, 08:20 AM   #13
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hipsters have been made fun of so much that its now cooler to actually be a hipster than make fun of them
Exactly!

Fixed gear bikes used to be out-of-the-mainstream which made them "in." They became so popular that the major manufacturers started producing fixed gear bikes, putting them into the mainstream, which made them "out." So now, since fixed gear bikes are "out" again, they are actually "in."

Unless, of course, your fixed gear bike is a road bike conversion. In that case it started life as "in" until it was converted to fixed gear which was never "in," even among the other fixed gear riders, so it was always "out" which is actually "in."

Got that?

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Old 11-06-09, 08:54 AM   #14
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Exactly!

Fixed gear bikes used to be out-of-the-mainstream which made them "in." They became so popular that the major manufacturers started producing fixed gear bikes, putting them into the mainstream, which made them "out." So now, since fixed gear bikes are "out" again, they are actually "in."

Unless, of course, your fixed gear bike is a road bike conversion. In that case it started life as "in" until it was converted to fixed gear which was never "in," even among the other fixed gear riders, so it was always "out" which is actually "in."

Got that?
whoa. Shouldn't have attempted to read the forums at 9.50 am... too early..
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Old 11-06-09, 10:53 AM   #15
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Exactly!

Fixed gear bikes used to be out-of-the-mainstream which made them "in." They became so popular that the major manufacturers started producing fixed gear bikes, putting them into the mainstream, which made them "out." So now, since fixed gear bikes are "out" again, they are actually "in."

Unless, of course, your fixed gear bike is a road bike conversion. In that case it started life as "in" until it was converted to fixed gear which was never "in," even among the other fixed gear riders, so it was always "out" which is actually "in."

Got that?
This has got to be my favorite post ... ever.

I've been wrestling with this conflict for around 13 years now....except when I first started having issues with this, it was the punks instead of the hipsters. Good grief. Who cares, right!?
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Old 11-06-09, 12:32 PM   #16
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Exactly!

Fixed gear bikes used to be out-of-the-mainstream which made them "in." They became so popular that the major manufacturers started producing fixed gear bikes, putting them into the mainstream, which made them "out." So now, since fixed gear bikes are "out" again, they are actually "in."

Unless, of course, your fixed gear bike is a road bike conversion. In that case it started life as "in" until it was converted to fixed gear which was never "in," even among the other fixed gear riders, so it was always "out" which is actually "in."

Got that?
so, if you're in, you're in. if you're out, you're in.

man, this is easy!
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Old 11-06-09, 01:33 PM   #17
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I wear tight pants, watch art films and listen to underground music, and drink cheap beer but I also have stupid looking mountain shoes for my SPD pedals, use fenders, and care about things. I would ask but I guess I'm probably a hipster.
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nobody is a hipster. if you live on a trust fund / daddy's money and have a super trendy bike messenger job then you can get **** for being a hipster in my opinion. otherwise, you're fine. that's where i draw the line at least.
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Old 11-09-09, 01:59 AM   #19
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nobody is a hipster. if you live on a trust fund / daddy's money and have a super trendy bike messenger job then you can get **** for being a hipster in my opinion. otherwise, you're fine. that's where i draw the line at least.
really? that's pretty shallow reasoning for classifying someone as being as shallow as a hipster. having money or not doesn't make a damn bit of difference as to whether someone is a hipster. Placing style and fashion over substance is what counts on that one, and I've known just as many non-parent subsidized kids that are guilty of this as not. You front Portland in your handle, maybe that makes you a hipster? Sounds about as plausible as the rationale you've given there...
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I go to art school
I wear tight pants
I appreciate underground indy
I have strange taste in clothes
I wear thick framed glasses
I ride a fixed gear conversion with lime green veeps and matchy match seat and handlebars because it looks cool.

I'm the worst of both worlds.
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Old 11-09-09, 02:42 AM   #21
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^^^^ I'm confused as to where you're belonging to the non hipster world part of the argument is.....????
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^^ My point exactly.
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Is anyone in this thread speaking English?
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I dress like a hipster. I don't shower often. My bike isn't all "Tarked out". I'm glad people are making videos about us on youtube. The movement gains more notoriety.
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