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Old 09-08-08, 04:31 PM
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Im not a "hipster" thread

After reading a few of the more recent posts I think this is relevant. Us non-hipster here post some things about yourself. (this is in no means to offend anyone, just for fun. You all remember fun right... lol)

1. I'm not a messenger
2. I don't commute (can't, but would if I could)
3. Can't do bar spins, ride backwards, or no hand trackstand.
4. I wear a cycling cap because its comfy, not because of style.
5. I have grips/tape on my bars
6. I don't ride track, so I don't have a track geometry frame
7. I ride because I love it, not because its cool


again, this is just to have fun. No bunched panites here please. Not making fun of anyone. Love some of the "hipster" bikes here. just not my thing.
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Old 09-08-08, 04:38 PM
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didn't you read the part I said "THIS IS FOR FUN" Geeze, forgive me to try to lighten things up. I think you need to go eat some ice and chill the **** out.

I agree when you said we are all riding bikes, and love it. Thats what this all is about. I apologize for making fun of myself. I didn't know you cared so much
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I've got a mohawk, a facial piercing, fitted jeans, a girlfriend with tattoos who plays roller derby and DJs, apparently by bike forum standards that's hipsterish. I lose points because I've got brakes and wear a helmet though.

All good to me anyway, I just like riding my bike.
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Old 09-08-08, 04:59 PM
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well, i'll bite.

I try to find places to ride where i will be seen by the fewest people. (i enjoy solitude when biking)

I use a chrome messenger bag because it fits what i need, is comfy, only sits on my right shoulder, and won't move around leaned over. (i ride a motorcycle so keeping my left arm free is nice, and not swinging around while leaned over in a corner is crucial)

i own knickers because i rock climb (they are actually called 3/4 pants according the the maker, but same thing) and they are comfy

i commute on both of my bikes (my almost all origional 1979 motobecane 10spd and my fixed gear built from an equally old, equally french frame)

I am training for long distance events, and riding the fixed gear as much as possible to work on leg strength and cadence

I wear a helmet in the city, and generally don't on the bike paths.

i ride a ideale model 45 (speciale competition) instead of a brooks

I keep my bike looking nice because i enjoy the act of working on it/cleaning it and i plan on this bike lasting me a long time and a lot of miles
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Originally Posted by elTwitcho View Post
I've got a mohawk, a facial piercing, fitted jeans, a girlfriend with tattoos who plays roller derby and DJs, apparently by bike forum standards that's hipsterish. I lose points because I've got brakes and wear a helmet though.

All good to me anyway, I just like riding my bike.
That is awesome your girlfriend plays roller derby.
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I've a feeling this is going to be more along the lines of make excuses for everything hipsterish about you so no one will mistake you for one (even though you're the spitting image).
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I should have added " I own knickers" too. But I don't ride in them, I ride in cotton gym shorts.

I also like my bike clean, but I'm a clean freak, and am always cleaning something. Girlfriend would freak if dirt got on floor too. Always stuck cleaning her bike too... lol
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Originally Posted by SilentEdge View Post
I've a feeling this is going to be more along the lines of make excuses for everything hipsterish about you so no one will mistake you for one (even though you're the spitting image).

Thats the fun
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Originally Posted by joetronic View Post
Thats the fun
Sweet, then I'll play:

I wear tight pants, but have also been doing so since before it was emo, then hardcore, then scene, then hipster. I own none of the requisite vintage clothing except for one random t-shirt my dad gave me that's close to 30 years old. I mostly wear t-shirts when not at work, and most of my t-shirts were free from all the years I played water polo. I had one bandanna, which was used as a handkerchief until I lost it/threw it away because I was too lazy to wash it. It was never worn. My hair does not look like it was cut by a blindfolded, epileptic lawnmower, though it is on the longer side (again, influenced by my years in the pool and also in the ocean).

I have a 9-5 job. Hell, I actually have a job.

I have no earrings or tattoos. I lived in Berkeley for 3.5 years (school) and refused to make a fixed gear because I hated the "culture" that went along with it (culture in the sense of annoying-ass trend). Once I moved back to Orange County, an old road bike all but fell into my lap and I decided to make a fixed gear for the hell of it, thinking if I didn't like it then oh well, the bike was free. I ended up liking it.

If I drink beer, I drink the snobbiest microbrew I can find and then I pretend I like it (though I actually do like it a lot of the time, especially if fortified with a good percentage of my daily dose of alcohol). I don't drink PBR, but I will enjoy a nice Corona if the occasion calls for it. I don't smoke.

I don't know how to do anything other than ride. I use a brake. I can barely skid, I can do no tricks, and trackstanding worries me. I have not set up a photoshoot for my bike. I have never worn tight jeans while riding. I have a helmet on order after I ate **** and almost cracked my head on a curb. My bike is a couple months old and already it has a few nice gouges from when I realized I needed a brake to get around the steep hills in my area.

I don't like hipsters. And if you think I'm a hipster, then you and I need to have a stern talking
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Originally Posted by SilentEdge View Post
I've a feeling this is going to be more along the lines of make excuses for everything hipsterish about you so no one will mistake you for one (even though you're the spitting image).
that might be.
I guess i would need to upload pictures of me on my rides or something and let other people decide if i fit the stereotype.

or we could just skip that step and say that anyone who posts in this thread is automatically a hipster.

Is it hipster for me to ride my bike and goof off in the hills by my house? (wide empty streets that just got repaved too)
how about when i go for a ride just to keep an eye on my little brother who is big into long boarding?

Please clarify. I would like to know where guy-who-likes-to-bike-and-enjoys-fixed-gears turns into hipster.
Thanks for helping clear this up for me.
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* I'm vegan
* I have tattoos
* I have stretched ears
* I live in Brooklyn
* I ride a fixed-gear
* I have a messenger bag but I'm not a messenger
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I started racing track in 1986, and was given ***** because of it from the same D-bags that are now into "fixies".

I was a messenger in the early 90's when it was a job NOT a lifestyle. BTW... we used mountain bikes with slicks. Most smart messengers do.

I ride between 10-15,000 miles every year, and will continue to do so until I'm worm food.
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Rate my hipter-ness:

I wear mens clothes. No tight jeans.
I DO wear nikes (old beater nikes)
My hair is nasty long. Not dyed black. Doesn't swoop over my eyes.
I have a long beard.
My ears are cut to 1 1/4"
I have tattoos. Most are bad.
I work a day job for a fortune 500 company.
I'm NOT a trust-fund baby.
I don't have risers.
Don't care to do any "fixie trix"
Equip my bikes with lights and I wear a helmet.
I DO drink PBR, only cos I have been for 10 years. I actually recently found out that it was the new trendy beer.
I'm a whiskey snob.
I'm a heavy metal and horror/scifi movie geek.
I have a 2 year old son.

I think I'm just a regular dude.

*edit: and I meat. None of that vegetarian **** for me.
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Okay, let me clear things up. Post what you want. My post about me was true. I think we will be able to differentiate between the sarcastic threads, that are funny, and the true ones, that are funny. Its all for a good laugh. Like I said, no bunched panties. Making fun of ourselves can be a good way to accept other peps ideas and opinions. If we can't do that, we might as well be monkeys eating our own poo (was a zookeeper for years... seen it happen, very funny)
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I started racing track in 1986, and was given ***** because of it from the same D-bags that are now into "fixies".

I was a messenger in the early 90's when it was a job NOT a lifestyle. BTW... we used mountain bikes with slicks. Most smart messengers do.

I ride between 10-15,000 miles every year, and will continue to do so until I'm worm food.
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Is there something wrong with eating our own poo?
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Originally Posted by SilentEdge View Post
I don't like hipsters. And if you think I'm a hipster, then you and I need to have a stern talking
Ha silly hipster (just kidding)

You ever have Pyramid hefeweizen while you were in Berkeley?
(only ask 'cause it's local, and i like it)
i also have never had PBR. UCSB students usually have Natty or Keystone (slightly alcoholic piss water if you will)

You ever go for a ride to loosen up for surfing? I have started doing that and it feels great!
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Originally Posted by bakaster View Post
Ha silly hipster (just kidding)

You ever have Pyramid hefeweizen while you were in Berkeley?
(only ask 'cause it's local, and i like it)
i also have never had PBR. UCSB students usually have Natty or Keystone (slightly alcoholic piss water if you will)

You ever go for a ride to loosen up for surfing? I have started doing that and it feels great!
Every Wednesday on my way to OB.
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Originally Posted by triplesixer View Post
Rate my hipter-ness:

I wear mens clothes. No tight jeans.
I DO wear nikes (old beater nikes)
My hair is nasty long. Not dyed black. Doesn't swoop over my eyes.
I have a long beard.
My ears are cut to 1 1/4"
I have tattoos. Most are bad.
I work a day job for a fortune 500 company.
I'm NOT a trust-fund baby.
I don't have risers.
Don't care to do any "fixie trix"
Equip my bikes with lights and I wear a helmet.
I DO drink PBR, only cos I have been for 10 years. I actually recently found out that it was the new trendy beer.
I'm a whiskey snob.
I'm a heavy metal and horror/scifi movie geek.
I have a 2 year old son.

I think I'm just a regular dude.

*edit: and I meat. None of that vegetarian **** for me.


....your ears are cut? like rugby player califlower ears? lacrosse player squished-by-my-helmet ears? (like me)

as a whiskey snob you must appreciate the good irish whiskey you can only get there yeah?
Best whiskey i ever had was Johnny Walker blue label. (friend's mom got it for his 21st and he was nice enough to share)
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Originally Posted by bakaster View Post
Ha silly hipster (just kidding)

You ever have Pyramid hefeweizen while you were in Berkeley?
(only ask 'cause it's local, and i like it)
i also have never had PBR. UCSB students usually have Natty or Keystone (slightly alcoholic piss water if you will)

You ever go for a ride to loosen up for surfing? I have started doing that and it feels great!
Yeah I've had Pyramid. It's nothing worth screaming about while having sex. And Natty/Keystone are staples of the water polo team

I've tried riding to surf, but it's a bit of an issue because I pretty much only ride my 9 foot long board, which doesn't work with a bike. I do have some Yakima racks in the mail though, so I might start taking both my bike and my board to the beach. You have given me a great idea

Though I also have stern words for you because of that hipster crack
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crack? who me?
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coprophagia
This article mentions "ass to mouth"...
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Is there something wrong with eating our own poo?
*backs out of thread slowly*
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Puck? Is that you?


Awesome!

No, I'm just some dude that fell into something that took off.
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