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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 04-23-10, 12:37 PM   #1
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So my sis is in SF right now..

My sis and I are twins and she absorbs a lot of my bike talk just bc I'm such a nerd ab it.

Anyway, she has started to recognize what fixed gears are since I have 4 of them. She's in SF this weekend and she sent me this pic with the caption "first sighting":




guhhh. She needs more schooling.
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Old 04-23-10, 12:43 PM   #2
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Yeah, it's a bike alright.
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Old 04-23-10, 12:45 PM   #3
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My non-cycling friends do the same. They point out bikes to me when we're out. They actually tend to have nice taste. They don't normally like the overly colourful jackass tarck bikes.
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Old 04-23-10, 12:45 PM   #4
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Look at that saddle. Dear lord.
Who needs contraceptives with that working in your favour..
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black and white? yes...
black and white and gold? sure why not...
black and white and gold and NEON green? with rasta stripes?? is ugly like, ironic or something, and therefor hipster + points?

"hey man check out my bike"
"dude those colors are horrible"
"i know man, i did it on purpose, isn't it IRONIC?"
"dude im so high right now"
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fail thread?
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IRO frame, check.
Top tube protector, check.
Riser bars, check.
BMX grips, check.
Deep V, check.
Aerospoke, check.
Anodized crankset, check.

Well, citizen, looks like you've hit all the requirements. I'm pleased to issue your Hipster Card. Don't forget to show it at 7-11: it's good for a 10% discount on Natty Ice and Parliaments.
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FAIL is a dirty word around here.....lets just call it the "here is something i wouldn't do and the reasons why" thread perhaps?
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IRO frame, check.
Top tube protector, check.
Riser bars, check.
BMX grips, check.
Deep V, check.
Aerospoke, check.
Anodized crankset, check.

Well, citizen, looks like you've hit all the requirements. I'm pleased to issue your Hipster Card. Don't forget to show it at 7-11: it's good for a 10% discount on Natty Ice and Parliaments.
dont you mean PBR and american spirits? perhaps it changes regionly
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dont you mean PBR and american spirits? perhaps it changes regionly
Maybe you're right. I might be confused. I can't remember which is the Homeless beer and butts and which is the Hipsters'.
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Old 04-23-10, 01:21 PM   #11
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"first sighting":

No brakes - check. Arrospok - check. "Golden" crankset and bar - check.
It's a fixie allright.
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I guess you guys won't stop, huh?
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