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    Who says Aerospokes are only for hipsters.

    I spotted this guy racing at the Alkek Velodrome in Houston, TX on Aerospokes and some cromo street fixie frame. So much for the myth that Aerospokes are only for hipsterz doing trickx.
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    Tarckstar right there.

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    that bike is hilariously undersized for him.
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    That guy is definitely a hipster.

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    Oh, but he is a hipster... in disguise.

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    yeah, hipsters can buy lycra too.

    i'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that that guy didn't actually win any races.

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    sweet circus bike, which monkey did he have to beat up to ride that?

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    I think twisted spokes more speaks of hipster-ness than aerospokes.



    I think it's true. I never seen anyone ride that stuff other than hipsters. ... Or me who just didn't have the right spokes to use ... (because I knew no better)

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    Arrospok.

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    I saw that dude there too!

    Tejano, you ride/race at Alkek much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FKMTB07 View Post
    I saw that dude there too!

    Tejano, you ride/race at Alkek much?
    I live in DFW and mostly race at the Superdrome in Frisco, but occasionally head down to Alkek. Actually, I was just visting on Friday night and didn't race. The photo was posted on the TXBRA Velodrome forum. Most of the Friday nite racers were Aggies.

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    I'm new the the whole biking/fixed gear thing, why does everyone hate aerspokes so much?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    I live in DFW and mostly race at the Superdrome in Frisco, but occasionally head down to Alkek. Actually, I was just visting on Friday night and didn't race. The photo was posted on the TXBRA Velodrome forum. Most of the Friday nite racers were Aggies.
    Aggies? UC Davis Aggies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    I spotted this guy racing at the Alkek Velodrome in Houston, TX on Aerospokes and some cromo street fixie frame. So much for the myth that Aerospokes are only for hipsterz doing trickx.
    Jesus H Christ, what kind of seatpost did he have to use? 600 mm? Hahahahhhh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ouhei View Post
    I'm new the the whole biking/fixed gear thing, why does everyone hate aerspokes so much?
    Maybe because they're overpriced pieces of junk? Most (normal) people ride bikes that cost less than a single aerospoke wheel.

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    remember weight dont matter if you have fast legs :]
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    I like my aerospoke for practical purposes, even though I find the aesthetics pleasing as well.

    Heavy yes, but strong and low maintenance, perfect for my lousy streets. I don't mind it. I'd spend just as much on a front spoked wheel anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by discoattheprom View Post
    Aggies? UC Davis Aggies?
    Like I said, Aggies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    I spotted this guy racing at the Alkek Velodrome in Houston, TX on Aerospokes and some cromo street fixie frame. So much for the myth that Aerospokes are only for hipsterz doing trickx.
    Wow. That guy is huge. That bike is at least a 58 and he dwarfs it - in matching CAPO kit no less. I don't see any tats so probably not as hip as some might think. I'll give him props for racing a miniature bike. LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    So much for the myth that Aerospokes are only for hipsterz doing trickx.
    ??? that's a jackass myth if it is one. aerospokes were on the velodrome years before "hipsters" were doing anything.
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    People have been using them on horse carts (like the pic Haagenize posted) for probably just as long too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wearyourtruth View Post
    ??? that's a jackass myth if it is one. aerospokes were on the velodrome years before "hipsters" were doing anything.
    true, but they were well into the nashbar garbage clearance bin, where they pretty much rightly belong, until they were revived by fixie culture.
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