Thread: What is a Fred?
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Old 01-04-17, 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
Freds are fine.

Ok, that's good to know, but what is a fred? I've noticed the term being used disparagingly, but I don't know why.

Originally Posted by caloso View Post
What you want to avoid becoming is a poseur.

Thanks for the heads up. I don't think that's ever been a problem for me.
If I had to guess, I'd say it's probably someone who has an expensive bike but doesn't use it(?). Or maybe someone who wears his gear everywhere.

I'm not even sure how to be a poseur vis--vis bike culture/lifestyle.

I've been seen riding a bike dressed like Junior Samples, so I think that shouldn't be a problem for me
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