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    Bikes becoming articles of clothing???

    I was walking down the street yesterday and was walking by a store called urban outfitters. And I saw in the window a single speed/ fixed gear bike hanging there. This is a clothing store for everyone who doesn't know what urban outfitters is. The store sells kinda hipster clothes I guess so apparently they've decided to sell bikes. It made me more mad than it probably should have but I HATE that it's like something just to complete some people's hipster image and it is gonna go all mainstream and stuff and rich girls who just wanna be hipsters will get them. Urghhhhhhhhhh. Hahaha like I said it shouldn't piss me off this much but... well... it does.

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    I think republic bikes are urban outfitters.

    Yeah, its the hipster thing to do.

    It's the bike for the people that don't know anything about bikes and want to follow the trend

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    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
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    Please be a troll elsewhere. Appreciated.

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    Oh no, bikes going mainstream

    it's pretty cool that they sell those dutch style bikes as well
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    I'd rather ride a greasy bowling ball than one of those things.
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    They sell furniture too. ****ing posers.

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    stupid rich hipsters buying $300 bikes.

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    Is it then OK for a Specialized shop to sell Langsters? Maybe you should need to get a "fixie license" before you buy one so we can weed out the hipsters. Please, it's a bike. Don't you think it's being a little elitist to suggest that certain people cannot purchase certain things?

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    Hipsters, fashion, and fixays? Well I never!

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    Hey OP I saw the same ad and was like wtf. I didnt know they did bikes to.

    Woow tho. Thats hella stupid lol. Lol don't worry. It will pass like any other trend. Who knows what the next trend will be. I mean, of course there are still going to be people who still do it because THEY think its cool and not because they love it, but in general, there will come a time when it will pass.

    Ive said it earlier, but lol. Those people are probably the same people that make fun of you because you don't got the right wheels are the right frame or the right anything. Thats just hype beasts for you lol.

    ^Scrod: spot on.
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    phatomfingers would be interested in this.

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    I wonder if they sell ding-dong bells that mount on the fork and are brake lever operated? Now, that would be soooo cooool.

    Well, gotto go now....getting a manicure.
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    They've been selling Repubelick bikes in UO for more than 2 years now. Kinda late, but w/e.



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    dude u need that trixie tool its the best tool ever it even comes with a bottle opener ! dude all the messengers reccomended it to me and evr since i got it im basically a mechaninc now and all the bike shops want me.

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    Who cares if they sell it or not? Hipsters will buy them and most likely get tired of them or maybe one day (if they enjoy riding) buy a real rig. One way or another it gets people on bikes. Maybe it will help support LBS's mechanics when the POS breaks down. So who cares. How does this affect myslef and my riding?


    Jesus. This is turning into roadie mentality.

    I like hummus. It's so rich and delightfully wonderful....mmmmmmmmm..... hummus.

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    Socks, What if some guy with a republic bike, (riding on the sidewalk), slowly creeps next to you and asks if your Godzilla is a republic bike.... I'd feel pretty ****ty and rage.



    Quote Originally Posted by Johhny B View Post
    dude u need that trixie tool its the best tool ever it even comes with a bottle opener ! dude all the messengers reccomended it to me and evr since i got it im basically a mechaninc now and all the bike shops want me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squeegeesunny View Post
    Socks, What if some guy with a republic bike, (riding on the sidewalk), slowly creeps next to you and asks if your Godzilla is a republic bike.... I'd feel pretty ****ty and rage.
    Ahahahhaha!!! Okay. That's just ****ed up!! Dammit.

    You win!!
    I was wanting to be the bigger man....
    That's not a funny mistake to make!
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    IMHO over all the more mainstream the bike gets the better, in any sport, there are FAIRWEATHER fans, and the bike trend is on the rise...its great for all the bike companies to capitalize on this and in return provide better stuff for the "real hardcore" cyclist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shortsocks View Post
    Who cares?
    I don't.

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    Burn the store down if it actually piss you off that much, why the **** do you care what they are or they aren't doing? There are better things to do than *****ing about old news, do you also get pissed off at your bands gaining a fan base too? If so, go poke your ears out. Fixay and fashion have been closely related since they became popular.
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    I hate that cars have become so popular, all the stupid hipsters are just jumping on the bandwagon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vw addict View Post
    I hate that cars have become so popular, all the stupid hipsters are just jumping on the bandwagon.
    Don't even get me started; they eat now!? It's like everyone is eating now, but they know nothing of the culture and history about fine cuisine. GAHD!

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    Mark my words guys, in like 2 or 3 years fixies are gonna be mainstream everyone will have them!!!!!



    Quote Originally Posted by squeegeesunny View Post
    They've been selling Repubelick bikes in UO for more than 2 years now. Kinda late, but w/e.
    It's been less than a year, but yeah, you're right... this isn't new.

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    I still like hummus!!!
    And no ones going to change my mind!!!
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    Jesus chill out people I just was commenting. No need to attack what I said so much... I get it. Don't freak out it's nothing personal to any1.

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    do you know what they put in hummus? Jews... that's right, now how does that hummus taste?

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    I like the "Random" tab on the build the bike section. As if they didnt have an imagination of their own!

    Oh, and the "Popular" tab is even better. YAY! Now my bike will look like everyone else's!!!!!

    **** Urban Outfitters, **** Republic Bikes, **** hipsters.
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    dude...you can't "no ****" something THAT ****. That's like saying "sometimes I just like to make out with dudes...no ****"

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