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    Is it the new black?

    Is touring the new singlespeed? Or the new fixed? Is white the new black (again)? Definitive answers from Google Trends:

    http://google.com/trends?q=bike+tour...o=all&date=all

    It actually looks like singlespeed is the new touring and fixed never was much of anything.

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    who cares

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    I see you have been playing around with one of Google's new toys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kamoke
    who cares
    I don't, and I didn't mean to be serious. There was that 'is touring trendy' thread a while ago on this forum, so I gave it a try.

    Entering 'bicycling' in Google Trends shows a nice yearly peak in the beginning of June. I guess that is the beginning of the season for a lot of people... there are not enough googling Australians to generate a English-language peak in the beginning of their summer.

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    is this thread the new

    don't care kthxby ?

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    Alarming news! Bike touring and singlespeeds are nothing compared to ice cream! And I have a chart to prove it.

    http://google.com/trends?q=bike+tour...o=all&date=all
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    How do we know thw Germans aren't just all riding at the same speed?

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    I sure hope not.

    It would royally suck if bicycle touring became just another mainstream, "gotta be seen doing it", fad.

    I mean... can you imagine the pink powderpuff bicycle of say a Paris Hilton? (of course she'd be CC touring, with wardrobe sag van)

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    Quote Originally Posted by enduro
    Alarming news! Bike touring and singlespeeds are nothing compared to ice cream! And I have a chart to prove it.

    http://google.com/trends?q=bike+tour...o=all&date=all
    LOL!

    And consistent across all regions!
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    I see on average 20 people on fixed-gear machines everyday in Toronto. These are generally "cool" looking 20 somethings. In comparison, I see maybe 5 true touring bikes every week, usually carrying a very "uncool" middle aged dad-like character. No, it's not a trend. Our sub-culture is safe... for now.

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