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    NYC (and other major cities) fixed gear scene...dying down?

    So is it just me or is the fixed gear scene on its way out? Seems like a year ago anyone and everyone wanted to buy a fixed gear, but now the market doesn't seem as hot. I was trying to sell a few of my bikes a year ago and got many offers but i finally decided not to sell. I put it up for sale again two weeks ago and didn;t generate as much interest as before...

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    It's dying down. The hipsters moved on to vintage 10 speeds, Honda Fits and Vespas.

    Watch the pistadex.

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    Meh, does it really matter?

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    In NYC it does. There are certain rules for being allowed to drink PBR in Williamsburg.

    When 40 year old guys like me are seen on fixed gear bikes trying to stay fit it's time to move on to the non-mainstream thing to do.

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    hahahaha hipsters switching over to 10 speeds? I feel like hipsters already have trouble performing maintenance on their fixed gears, how are they going to deal with different gears and deraileurs?

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    Every "hipster" I see on Main Street here in Van is on a 1970s ten speed. Non hipsters turn to bmx, become more roadie, get jobs. Everything cycles.

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    That's quite true for Main street, some of my hipster friends are selling their sweet fixies and looking for a ten speed.

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    Let me see... Fixed gears, then 10 speeds... are 1980s All Terrain Bicycles going to be the next big thing??

    Maybe we could call them... Mountain bikes!!!

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    i cant wait till everyone gets a trike or tandem bicycle

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    everyone in this thread joined in 2010. discuss
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    Keep in mind the recommended PSI to inflate your tire doesnt include the weight of you on the bike, so keep it 10-20 psi lower than recommendation

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    Touche.

    I know the Doc has been active in our local fixed site for awhile though.

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    i prefer my single speed.

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    Yeah, remember when this place was full of tarck stars? Yeah, I had no desire to post. I have an old account here that I don't use.

    Join date is irrelevant. My cycling background is long enough.

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    it's true I've been seeing a lot more "hipsters" riding around in old vintage geared bikes. I don't mind, I like my fixed gear and I'm sticking with it.

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    too many fixies out here. It seems like you can't even get hold of a nice old road bike that hasn't been converted
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    I'd rather ride a greasy bowling ball than one of those things.
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    let's just be glad and reap the benefits, wheelsets(often with tires, and cogs and lockrings), frames and other parts are showing up cheaper on craigslist, we've been waiting for this for years(the first i remember people talking about it was 2006, maybe 2005), enjoy, in a few years it'll be like no one ever cared about fixed gear and things will be cheaper still

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    ^^^
    totally. Time for me to start checking craigslist religiously!
    And if anyone owns a vintage Puch moped, wait a few years before u sell it. The value will sky rocket
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    All things fixed gear seem to be just hitting their stride here in flyover country, where we're always a few years behind the trends. Move to the Midwest...it's like some sort of time machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aerodave View Post
    All things fixed gear seem to be just hitting their stride here in flyover country, where we're always a few years behind the trends. Move to the Midwest...it's like some sort of time machine.
    lol this cannot be more true.

    I just got to school, UIUC, last sunday from nyc. and I have never seen so many fixed gears on campus.
    i have no idea what happened, i guess the trend finally moved here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vixtor View Post
    That's quite true for Main street, some of my hipster friends are selling their sweet fixies and looking for a ten speed.
    A true hipster wouldn't be caught dead riding on "Main" street. Phonies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FastJake View Post
    are 1980s All Terrain Bicycles going to be the next big thing??
    I want a Bridgestone MB series so bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aerodave View Post
    All things fixed gear seem to be just hitting their stride here in flyover country, where we're always a few years behind the trends. Move to the Midwest...it's like some sort of time machine.
    True, True. Out here tarck is the new thing. Even seen some brakeless-aerospoke-girlpants-narrowbar-oury-no lights at night because they ruin the aesthetics-abortions riding around. I don't know how they can afford tires in this town without brakes.... Maybe they walk down the hill.
    Quote Originally Posted by Santaria View Post
    because physics has more street cred than tarckstars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WoundedKnee View Post
    I want a Bridgestone MB series so bad.
    Maybe like this?
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    What, Me Worry? - Alfred E. Neuman

    Quote Originally Posted by Dcv View Post
    I'd like to think i have as much money as brains.

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    this is not the case in toronto, track part prices are inflated as ever
    i see you coastin

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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    Maybe like this?
    It never boggles me to see how tiny your bikes are!!!!!

    I think it would be pretty cool if touring bikes made some sort of come back. I just bought a used like-new Raleigh Alyseka 64cm for $170 and I'm in love
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