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    What I Hate about Hipsters

    Don't get me wrong. I love fixies. They are absolutuely wonderful.

    I ride fixed. But, the difference between me and the everyday hipster that you meet on the street that just got his very first bike yesterday, is that I have always loved bikes. Any kind of bike is nice to me.

    Ive ridden bikes my whole life, from when I rode with the 10 other neighborhood kids on a rust bucket, to now when I commute all the way to school and back.

    What I hate about them, is how they think they are so cool, they are so self righteous because they ride fixed-gear bicycles. The kind of people that make fun of people who ride singlespeed. The kind of people that make fun of you for riding fixed gear bikes without wearing a messenger bag.

    I hate the kind of people that make fun of you because you can coast on your bike, or because you have a geared road bike. THey think that they are the hottest **** on the road because they have fixed gear bicycles, and they only just started liking bikes cuz fixed-gear was "in".

    Now I understand my sig says "If its not fixed, its broken". Difference is, its all fun and games. Its a cute little saying I saw somewhere and liked.

    But do you guys get what I mean?

    My fixed gear bicycle has a flip flop hub which ive taken advantage of, and ive been called wussy, *****, and all sorts of other derogatory names because I decided to ride SS for a while.

    Whats up with kids these days? Again dont get me wrong I still love fixed gear bicycles. But I hope you guys know what I mean when I say these things. Bikes are bikes, and you shouldn't hate when you only got a bike yesterday, and never rode a bike 5 miles round trip before in your whole damn life.

    If someone wants geared bicycles, so be it. Power to them. If they want trikes, if they want recumbents, if they want TT bikes, or fixed gear, I aint hatin. If they want to ride FG or SS and not be a messenger, or not want to wear messenger bags, or "dress" the way FG riders are "supposed" to dress etc........

    If I want to ride SS, then **** off.
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    get over other people.

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    What I hate about hipsters is that they caused inflation at Goodwill... used to be able to buy 3 shirts for a dollar. Now you can literally buy cheaper clothes at Wal-Mart because apparently dressing like a hobo with a meth problem is fashionable.

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    Yeah I liked ________ before it was cool too.
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    Hahaha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ph4nt0mf1ng3rs View Post
    My fixed gear bicycle has a flip flop hub which ive taken advantage of, and ive been called wussy, *****, and all sorts of other derogatory names because I decided to ride SS for a while...
    What point are you at in your life that you are being harassed by 94 pound vegans? I just don't get it are the yelling at you as you ride randomly? Which is really weird that anyone would care what the hell your doing with your bike. I think you just perceive people to feel this way, at least mostly. Or these your friends, if so you probably should find new ones if you hate hipsters.

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    Subscribing......this is going to be a good thread.

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    Just a thought. I was aiming mroe at seeing if people have experienced the same? Not that this forum is a microcosm of the entire FG/SS culture, but I barely hear anyone talk about SS...mostly FG. There are no SS videos on youtube, people at school actually ridicule SS when I've spoken with them (they are FG riders......new hipsters.), etc.

    But in any case, there are times you can just tell that someone just got their bike yesterday.

    Haha by some of the pics I can't tell if people agree/disagree or love/hate the thread lol.

    I did get over people. Just a thought.
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    Dude, i'm building up my road bike because its gonna be the next "it" thing.

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    The way you wrote the post says you want attention as much as the hipsters you so worryingly hate do.

    Just do your thing and don't get all worked up about it!

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    This!
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    I was hating hipsters for all those reasons before you.
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    Monocoque unicycles with internal gear hubs, ridden by extortionists with an excellent sense of balance.

    You'll see. Unless you drilled out your eyes because they were too heavy.

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    I hate that they think I'm a square for riding a SS too

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hipster_(1940s_subculture)
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    I'm going to be spending an exorbitant amount of money on electronics for this bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Hertsgaard
    The car is not only tainting the present but devouring the past and threatening the future.

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    hating hipsters is the new hipster thing to do.

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    rode through Boston yesterday and it was annoying to shift so often. I eventually got into a groove though but more than a few times I was riding in only 1 or 2 gears and doing lots of starting out of the saddle. this one asian young woman (her race is irrelevant) just thought I'd mention that plus she was a cute young pretty coed type, she had skin tight jeans on - they must have been stretch jeans huh? anyway she totally kicked my butt at one light - not to mention she almost got killed running the light!
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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    Is it possible that you're being overly defensive? I've been on the receiving end of similar clique-ish behavior, especially when I started showing up to polo games and bringing the fail. Some people knew I was an enthusiastic cyclist and was branching out to new things- others probably still think I'm just a jackass newbie. I don't take the latter personally. I also know that the clique wasn't a bunch a guys that were cyclists first and friends second- they were friends that did things on bikes together.

    Anyway, you mention a LOT of incidents and words, but nothing really specific. Are random people biking past you, noticing your chain is wrapped around a freewheel, and yelling 'wussy'? And are you honestly offended by 'wussy'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ph4nt0mf1ng3rs View Post
    What I Hate about Hipsters
    This coming from a guy with four number characters substituted for letters in his username.



    What's the matter, did some bullies tease you on the playground today?
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    drop them faster
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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    This!



    Sweeeeeeet.
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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