why do people do it?
i was perusing myfixedgear.net and im baffled by how many fixed gear bikes have no handlebar tape on them.
i was just wondering....is there a reason for it? like, a PRACTICAL reason?
is it just because one super cool hipster did it, and a domino effect of other hipsters following suit ensued? so its just for looks??
that seems like quite a sacrifice in practicality and function for the sake of looking cool.
i have a feeling this has been already discussed many a time in this forum, lol sorry in advance.
BUT, perhaps there is a functional reason for doing it i am just missing out on. please clue me in if that is the case...