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Fixed Gear Central...NY or SF?

Old 09-11-09, 06:14 PM
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Fixed Gear Central...NY or SF?

Me and my friend were having a discussion last night on which city is known more for their fixed gear bicycle riders...SF or NY. I said NY and he said SF. Just wanted to see what BF thought was the HQ of FGs.
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Old 09-11-09, 06:15 PM
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this would of made a nice poll. I vote NYC.
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Old 09-11-09, 06:17 PM
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nyc. center of everything
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Old 09-11-09, 06:20 PM
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They're both huge FG cities. I donno how you can decide which is "bigger." If you wanna pay me, I will go to NY and count the number of FG bikes I see, then I can go to SF and count the number I see there haha

SF seems to have more videos and such out there...
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Old 09-11-09, 06:22 PM
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well they both have their share of Hipsters
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Old 09-11-09, 06:26 PM
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nyc has way more hipsters. just look at the populations.
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Old 09-11-09, 06:29 PM
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sf has more style
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i am an NYer - born and raised - but I would consider SF fixed gear central... they have a good # of high end FG/SS bike shops and I think were the biking-to-work/be green innovators before NY...

So yeah, SF fo' sho.
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Old 09-11-09, 07:13 PM
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you got it all wrong. there's no "central." there's east coast and there's west coast. that's how it's always been.

mod needs to close this thread before someone gets shot.
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Old 09-11-09, 07:14 PM
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mash and macaframa are both from sf.

nyc messengers started riding track bikes on the street though.
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Did someone say West Coast vs East Coast?

/cocks his Glock

anyway...

SF is about twice as large as Manhattan with half the population. So are we talking per capita riders? When you say NYC are you talking all five boroughs? If so, then we'd need to say NYC vs. Bay Area.

As far as hipsters, I think the NYC ones should come out here in the winter and fight the Brolores Park hipsters in the rain. It would be a modern day pansy version of The Outsiders.
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Old 09-11-09, 10:20 PM
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NYC.
California is where culture goes to die.
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NYC is stale. The bay is where all the new innovation is coming from (hope john prolly didn't hear me say that... )
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Old 09-11-09, 10:51 PM
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SF be where the fixies, hipsters, and innovation at. SF FTW!!!
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NYC might have the numbers cause of population, but i bet theirs a higher concentration in SF. Bay Area ftw.
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San Jose because I'm here.
 
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who cares?
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who cares?
Hi, you must be new here.
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Well, I donno which city has MORE fg bikes or a stronger culture, but I can tell you where the strong riders are...

No doubt SF riders are 1000x stronger than NYC riders. Just look at the hills. I would bet that the average cyclist in SF is much stronger than the average cyclist in NYC.
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Originally Posted by Dion Rides View Post
San Jose because I'm here.


YEEEEAA i second that.
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Old 09-12-09, 11:44 AM
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Originally Posted by PedallingATX View Post
Well, I donno which city has MORE fg bikes or a stronger culture, but I can tell you where the strong riders are...

No doubt SF riders are 1000x stronger than NYC riders. Just look at the hills. I would bet that the average cyclist in SF is much stronger than the average cyclist in NYC.
lol at your logic
I cant count the times I see kids walking up those "hills" in videos.
In NYC we ride everywhere, we ride upstate, to do long rides, and ride back at the end of the day.
I'd wager a lot of people in SF have cars to drive to riding spots.
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Originally Posted by beeftech View Post
lol at your logic
I cant count the times I see kids walking up those "hills" in videos.
In NYC we ride everywhere, we ride upstate, to do long rides, and ride back at the end of the day.
I'd wager a lot of people in SF have cars to drive to riding spots.
Well, you can say that NYers have cars to drive places too. But we're not talking about which cyclists have cars now, are we. I don't doubt that some NYers do ride far, but same goes with bikers in SF. I guess each place has its fair share of car-owner cyclists.
But we have MASH and Macaframa to back up SF, so there!
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