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You, You, Gravel Grinding Urban Hipster!

Old 05-08-20, 05:42 PM
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You, You, Gravel Grinding Urban Hipster!

Gear Patrol Article : My New Favorite City Bike Wasn’t Designed for Cities at All

https://gearpatrol.com/2020/05/07/ki...vel-bike-city/

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Old 05-08-20, 07:25 PM
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I don't understand your reason for using the hipster insult here.
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Old 05-08-20, 07:55 PM
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Neither do I ! I've been an advocate of these types of bikes for city riding for a long time !
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I got to ride the evil last weekend. When you first hop on it feels weird as your hands are way behind the front axle. Takes about 15 mins to get used to it but after that you forget about it. The bike is crazy planted though and weirdly enough it's quite nimble. It's kind of a weird feeling the bike is whippable when you want to but planted when you just wanna go straight.
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Old 05-08-20, 10:48 PM
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LOL from the article "Sure, they’re not as quick as an aero or roadie, but you won’t be quite as terrified to lock them up on the street when you meet your friends for a drink, either." The frames are $2500-$3000 wonder what kind of bikes the author rides.

They are nice bikes.
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I would love to try that bike but it is simply out of my budget.
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Old 05-09-20, 06:36 PM
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At last, no more shredded rim brakes!
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Backpacks aren't cool tho... I wear one cuz I'm lazy and cheap. Maybe I AM cool!?!?

And no I wouldn't lock up my gravel bike outside.

​​​​​​But yes, it is good for crappy streets and the lack of dented rims is nice so far. But I've already pinch flatted in my first 100 miles. I know I need to go tubeless. But I'm lazy and cheap...
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What is a hipster? Young people with beards? Drinking overpriced coffee? I don’t understand
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
I don't understand your reason for using the hipster insult here.
fish out if water.
like when u bring a gun to knife fight.
like buying big giant 4x4 live in hoboken
da bike dont belong in city yo.
like rigid hard tail at Vernon Valley down hill bike park
like ketchup on hotdogs yo.....
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Old 05-12-20, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by thehammerdog View Post
fish out if water.
like when u bring a gun to knife fight.
like buying big giant 4x4 live in hoboken
da bike dont belong in city yo.
like rigid hard tail at Vernon Valley down hill bike park
like ketchup on hotdogs yo.....
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Wait just one minute! Just so happens I do put ketchup on my not dogs.. with mustard and onions.
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Old 05-13-20, 08:58 AM
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I'm pretty sure hipsters put artisanal hand ground mustard made with pure truffle oil on their hotdogs.
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That’s not a hipster thing. I worked a few years ago with five different guys from around Chicago. They could not shut up about how each of their neighborhoods had the only authentic hot dog.
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Pretty sure a hipster would make their own bike out of bamboo.
... and I like the hipster ethos.
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Old 05-18-20, 03:55 PM
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I was riding a gravel bike before it was a thing. I mean maybe it wasn't a real gravel bike, whatever that means. I went from trying to fit wide tires on a full on road bike, to a CX with more tire fit options and having fun on dirt roads, to now a gravel bike with even more tire options. I'm not sure anything is really kooky or hipster about it....well other that my gravel bike has a lauf fork which is probably controversial but I wouldn't call it the anit-flavor of the day! I've typically always ridden hybrids or odd bikes. I've never worn tight pants or jerseys. Never. Does that make me a hipster?
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Does that make me a hipster?
I don't know, but do you wear Doc Martens and skinny jeans rolled up at the bottom?
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