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.