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What's new in the skater world?

Old 09-28-06, 12:38 AM
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What's new in the skater world?

Q: What’s new in the skater world?

A: The track bike—fixed gears, no brakes—is the new skateboard. We’re making six, basing them on the eighties; they’ll be out for February. The Williamsburg kids rock these with rolled-up pants, Vans. Messenger chic. You can do wheelies and skids and be in another borough in twenty minutes, and that’s whassup.

- Dave Ortiz, Dave's Quality Meats skate shop


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Jesus ****ing Christ, please please please make this trend avoid Hungary. I'll be a good boy, just let me not have to be the guy who tries to be one of the trendy kids... I prefer being the somewhat weird biker.

Deal? Thanks.
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Old 09-28-06, 12:53 AM
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I thought the BMX already occupied that space. Well, on the plus he's pumping bikes, so score one for advocacy.
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Old 09-28-06, 01:13 AM
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haha, i can't wait for the catalogs filled with components anodized in every color imaginable, 20 different kinds of tight fitting sugino t-shirts, and "fixie-specific" sneakers from dc, etnies, vans, etc. not since the heyday of the cool j will so many pantlegs be rolled up. who will be the first to take the gold medals in all 3 of the the distance skidding, freestyle skidding, and freestyle trackstanding events at the x-games?
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Originally Posted by Scarr
Well, on the plus he's pumping bikes, so score one for advocacy.
+1

More people riding bikes makes for a better world. Materialism and fashion just happen to be the medium of transmission. The fact that the vector isn't perfect doesn't make the entire process bad.
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Maybe, just maybe, there will be a falling out and I can finally snag some cheap track cranks?
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Originally Posted by Aeroplane
Maybe, just maybe, there will be a falling out and I can finally snag some cheap track cranks?
that's what i'm talking about...once that falling out happens i'm gonna have a huge arsenal of sweet bike parts...my living room will be full, yesssss!!!
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Originally Posted by eddy merckx
Q: What’s new in the skater world?

A: The track bike—fixed gears, no brakes—is the new skateboard. We’re making six, basing them on the eighties; they’ll be out for February. The Williamsburg kids rock these with rolled-up pants, Vans. Messenger chic. You can do wheelies and skids and be in another borough in twenty minutes, and that’s whassup.

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Sounds good to me.

DQM is on it. I love my Bacons.
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This is great!

Now all those kids who can't land even the simplest skate trick will be slamming into me at intersections on their brakeless fixed gears.
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Old 09-28-06, 08:35 AM
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maybe if we all start saying that using brakes, wearing helmets and obeying traffic laws was cool, you wouldn't have to worry about johnny come lately and his brakeless death-mobile
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Originally Posted by dustinlikewhat
maybe if we all start saying that using brakes, wearing helmets and obeying traffic laws was cool, you wouldn't have to worry about johnny come lately and his brakeless death-mobile
Hey. I'm all for Darwinism.
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Originally Posted by fatbat
This is great!

Now all those kids who can't land even the simplest skate trick will be slamming into me at intersections on their brakeless fixed gears.
hahaha, analagous to the ever popular un-landed kickflip.
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Old 09-28-06, 08:41 AM
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the problem with darwinism is that it sometimes takes out a couple of the "fittest"...
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Right on the money Sers- I'd say within 5 years at the latest, we'll see fixed gear specific everything (especially shoes, and shi.tty DC will be first on it), and there will definitely be some sort of X-Games with skidding and maybe a street course race with fake obstacles that move or something.
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the x-games is starting alleycats for the street course. but of course not a real street course.
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i'm glad i got out of skating before the flat brimmed hats and designer jeans and tight everything kicked in

the zero/toy machine indiehesh was way cooler anyway
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Originally Posted by tehz
i'm glad i got out of skating before the flat brimmed hats and designer jeans and tight everything kicked in
I cannot wait for it to disappear here
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Originally Posted by Gadeux
+1

More people riding bikes makes for a better world. Materialism and fashion just happen to be the medium of transmission. The fact that the vector isn't perfect doesn't make the entire process bad.

You just distilled thread after thread of in-fighting, back-biting nonsense into a rational statement clear enough to put on a t-shirt. Well done, sir.
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Originally Posted by tehz
i'm glad i got out of skating before the flat brimmed hats and designer jeans and tight everything kicked in

the zero/toy machine indiehesh was way cooler anyway
So are you going to get out of fixed gear riding when the trend changes too?
And the Zero/Toy Machine look wasnt that cool at all. Jamie Thomas Hessian Misfits look? Come on. Ed with his tight Dickies. Give me a break.
I'm just kidding, sort of.

So what if its a growing trend. Skateboarding has been "trendy" (again) since the early 90's and people still have fun doing it. Fixed gear riding being a little more mainstream means more parts will be available, more quality budget frames, more people on bikes, and more people enjoying what we all enjoy (and it keeps more people out of the skateparks too, ha!). I'd rather have some kid pick up on a bike trend than pick up on something like Import Racing or Bro' Trucks. Anyways, I feel bar for participating in thread like this, but come on. You all know better. Everybody wants to keep everything to themselves. Don't be like that. If you see some kid on his new pista trying to learn to skid, don't ride by with your little 'messenger chic' friends and laugh, maybe be nice and help. It doesn't make him/her a bad person because they got into something a year or so later than you.

P.S. And who cares what they are wearing. You all look like goofs in your little hats anyways.
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I saw a couple of morons like this by my house the other day. No helmets, runnning red lights in heavy traffic without even looking first, and alternating between the sidewalk and the street. Brand spanking new Bianchi Pista's. Most likely either headed to or leaving the "hipster" bar, drinking "ironic" cheap beer in cans. Seemed like a nice couple of kids. I'll miss them after they get taken out by someone driving while using their cell phone.


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seriously, how did a hoodie become a hipster garment? i never understood that. i remember being made fun of for hoodies back when skating in upstate ny was still for dirtbags. now every kid on the football team is at the skatepark trying to learn rock to fakie. i used to play football, so i'm not hating on football players. just the ones that would drive by and yell "skate or die ***!" and then six months later they push mongo and can't pump.

what i mean to say is, i'm never giving up my hoodies. i love them too much.
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Honestly, I'm not suprised in the least. I skate, and would rather ride my Van Dessel than my old BMX.

BMX is kind of honestly a crap way to get around anywhere more than a mile. The bikes aren't comfortable at all for any sort of distance riding, they're slow, and when you're 6' tall, unless you're pulling sweet vert/street stuff, they're rather dorky, like you're squatting over a Japanese toilet.

At least with a fixie you can get some decent speed to where you're going and pull some lane splitting in traffic if you're feeling ballsy.

How many of you see kiddies on BMX bikes with the set of pegs on one side only setup for grinding and the worst wear those pegs has is on the end, not the underside of them? I mean let's be honest, grinding stuff on a bike is REALLY HARD.

I was thinking about that the other day, how are these typical "pro sports brands" such as Shimano/Campagnolo/etc etc component/bike manufactures going to remarket themselves/produce things to "go along" with the new "lifestyle" thing.

I mean, I know in the "IMPORT TOONING" crowd certain companies caught onto a rather 2 sections of demographics really quickly (the actual racers and then the guys who were doing it to build cars that would never ever see a race track and are in it for "import models"/street racing/whatever). It's hard though, because most of the kiddies I don't think are in it for actual racing (unlike cars/bike racing), or competition, other than looking cool, because most of the component/bike manufacturers will be pimping their race heritidge, while Joe Cool Hipster goes "So what?". I mean, to like some hipster, a Fuji Track probably looks sort of cool, but not as cool as say some bike that's decked in graphics out like their Dad's old Motobecane/Lotus.
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Originally Posted by TheFly
So are you going to get out of fixed gear riding when the trend changes too?
And the Zero/Toy Machine look wasnt that cool at all. Jamie Thomas Hessian Misfits look? Come on. Ed with his tight Dickies. Give me a break.
I'm just kidding, sort of.
hay man, i got out before, not because of.

and Templeton is the Stephen Malkmus of skating.

sigh, 97-99 were so tight
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