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13 Reasons Why the Fixies Fad should end now

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13 Reasons Why the Fixies Fad should end now

Old 07-14-09, 05:10 PM
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Originally Posted by jpdesjar View Post
Yes, so silly.
Are you deciding what's wrong and what's right today?
Good for you.
Your post is jackass.
One of the best features about a fixed gear bike is that I can commute on it and do tricks if I wish.
I never got this really, I have nothing against the trick scene, but that always sounds like such an excuse.
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Old 07-14-09, 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by benjamin831 View Post
lol,



But for some, its all about the hoodie and white sunglasses.
Holy **** I forgot all about that picture!
mega lololololol's
I love everyone around him.

Edit: I'm not sure if him wearing road clipless gives him credibility, or he was just on a massive stupid spending spree.

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Old 07-14-09, 05:44 PM
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is it wrong that i'm building a fixed gear to commute from my apartment to campus?
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Old 07-14-09, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Zachee View Post
No, you've got it all wrong. See when attractive women do something that is hip or fashionable, it is ok no matter how stupid it is because they are attractive.

But men must dress and act in accordance to appease other men, or else you're gay. Especially if you write for "Manoliths".
You're actually agreeing with him, albeit obliquely. The part you're missing is 'to appease other men' means 'to dress in a way that does not signify dressing to accentuate body features, draw extra attention or have decorative purpose'. Because all of those things are for women only in the hetero world.

Gay men who 'dress up' do not appease those men, in fact it messes with their heads and angers them. They really can't handle the fact that gay people exist and want them to go away. That's why this article is bigoted. It uses typical shaming language on perceived ****sexual behaviors to marginalize and punish them.
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Old 07-14-09, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by jpl8910 View Post
is it wrong that i'm building a fixed gear to commute from my apartment to campus?
its more appropriate. why would you need gears for this
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Old 07-14-09, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by redfooj View Post
An emaciated Dave Navarro.
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Old 07-14-09, 07:27 PM
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I liked the part where he said fixed gear bikes were banned in Berlin.

And that people with fixed gear bikes never ride them.

Originally Posted by dayvan cowboy View Post
That guy looks like a mix between one of my friends and the super trendy girl he dated for awhile.
Somebody told me
that you had a boyfriend
who looked like a girlfriend
that I had in february of last year
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Old 07-14-09, 08:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Quint View Post
An emaciated Dave Navarro.
if we are talking chest tats
I want to see this one in a few years
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Old 07-14-09, 08:11 PM
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yawn. just ride a bike or something
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Old 07-14-09, 10:55 PM
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TJ,

Thank you. Will do!

Psiure,

Like ipdesjar and Ken Cox said - it wasn't an empirical statement. It's a feeling, an understanding. A light bulb turning on.

Redfooj,

LOL. That's gold.

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I have to laugh at the slim jeans thing. My son at 15 is a BMXer and snowboard park rat. So, June-December he walks around in jeans so tight I worry about his ability to reproduce when that time comes and then December-May he wants to wear clothes that would fall off of me. The only rules I have are that I'll not permit him to wear clothing that show his ass crack (they can be as baggy as he likes but they will set on his hips) and whatever he does with his hair it can't interfere at school. Spike your hair to the moon on weekends but during the week that ratty **** will hang straight down. He's a good kid. Rugby player, above average student and likes math. He's going to turn out just fine.
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Old 07-15-09, 05:58 AM
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Old 07-15-09, 06:02 AM
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Old 07-15-09, 07:35 AM
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Originally Posted by schnee View Post
You're actually agreeing with him, albeit obliquely. The part you're missing is 'to appease other men' means 'to dress in a way that does not signify dressing to accentuate body features, draw extra attention or have decorative purpose'. Because all of those things are for women only in the hetero world.

Gay men who 'dress up' do not appease those men, in fact it messes with their heads and angers them. They really can't handle the fact that gay people exist and want them to go away. That's why this article is bigoted. It uses typical shaming language on perceived ****sexual behaviors to marginalize and punish them.
My post was heavily sarcastic. I was just trying to point out how absolutely ridiculous his manner of thinking (most men for that matter) is. So you pretty much just blatantly stated me point.
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Old 07-16-09, 01:27 AM
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Originally Posted by benjamin831 View Post
lol,



But for some, its all about the hoodie and white sunglasses.
tarck as ****
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Old 07-16-09, 02:16 AM
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Originally Posted by bicycle View Post
yawn. just ride a bike or something
He gets my vote. In fact, I am gonna go fundle my bike parts.
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Old 07-16-09, 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by psirue View Post
70s: road biking
80s: bmx trend
90s: mountain biking
00s: fixed-geared drive trains
10s: penny-farthings!
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Old 07-16-09, 12:50 PM
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The "Fixie" fad should/will die, riding fixed however will continue.
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Old 07-16-09, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Thetank View Post
The "Fixie" fad should/will die, riding fixed however will continue.
well said.
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Old 07-16-09, 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Manders1301 View Post
Funny that the last bike (the red one with ZIPP on the frame) isn't even a fixed gear. Just shows the amount of effort and thought put into writing that "article".
Funny you didn't even bother to read the article, but just looked at the pretty pictures instead...
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Old 07-16-09, 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Zachee View Post
My post was heavily sarcastic. I was just trying to point out how absolutely ridiculous his manner of thinking (most men for that matter) is. So you pretty much just blatantly stated me point.
Oh, cool, carry on while I go re-calibrate my sarcasm detector.
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Old 07-17-09, 07:40 AM
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I could careless if it the "fad" fades away. To be quite honest I hope it does and gets back to being the "uncool" thing again. And quite frankly there are so many people on the road who literally shouldn't be riding a bike, or need to practice in a parking lot before hitting the street, seriously. I work in a city and have noticed more sightings of "fixed" gear riders, and it's scarey how bad their riding skills are. The walking your bike is true and always leaves me flabbergasted?! I don't get it.
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I'm sure I'm not the only one who doesn't like to leave their bike a couple blocks out of sight. If I'm out shopping with my bike and need to walk a block away, it doesn't always make sense to either 1) ride there or B) have it locked up way out of sight.
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Old 07-17-09, 11:13 AM
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http://google.com/trends?q=fixie%2C+...ate=all&sort=0


there ya go
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Originally Posted by benjamin831 View Post


Yet another wonderful bike bites the dust due to trend-chasing idiots.
Meh. Just another mass-produced plastic frame.

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Old 07-17-09, 12:19 PM
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