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Fixie Riders

Postby verbs and nouns » Tue May 03, 2011 9:35 pm

Are all a bunch of no light having, brakeless, red light running, whip skiddin' helmetless hipsters in their sisters jeans ruining perfectly good steel track frames that have been stored in peoples sheds for years waiting to be ridden on a velodrome (but probably won't).

To hell with all of em I say.

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Re: Fixie Riders

Postby HappyHumber » Tue May 03, 2011 11:34 pm

Mmm... I probably should post my latest regular FG ride in the picture thread. Although it's not of the calibre of Europa/Richards's beautiful custom framed example; it's definitely a work horse meant for use & not posing.

I ride it with a tradie-type hi-viz shirt, gloves, rear rack and panniers. fashioned be jiggered.

Happy living off to one side in that little sharp edge of the bell curve, as far as the Fixie riding demographic goes.
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Re: Fixie Riders

Postby mikesbytes » Tue May 03, 2011 11:46 pm

But bunnies dig fixie riders

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Re: Fixie Riders

Postby HappyHumber » Tue May 03, 2011 11:55 pm

Are they trying to sell you ipods or something there, Mike?
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Re: Fixie Riders

Postby mikesbytes » Wed May 04, 2011 12:05 am

HappyHumber wrote:Are they trying to sell you ipods or something there, Mike?


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Re: Fixie Riders

Postby HappyHumber » Wed May 04, 2011 12:13 am

Maybe all of us FG riders smell?
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Re: Fixie Riders

Postby mikesbytes » Wed May 04, 2011 1:36 am

Nah, the real problem is an inability to change gears

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Re: Fixie Riders

Postby HappyHumber » Wed May 04, 2011 9:28 am

Mmm.. My curiousity is more why V&N has turned so bitter on the FG set all of a sudden, I see he's had some account woes recently - but what with what was previously an NJS logo avatar, welll...

He's got that puberty thing out of the way and realised the error of his ways? Do tell, V&N... please....



Speaking of NJS, I was rifling through my spares pile the other day and found a slightly ratty old Kashimax saddle, which when overturned I was surprised to find had the NJS logo of niftyness on it. It originally came of an old Roadie Ricardo/Leisure Products frame picked up originally by Aushiker off a kerb somewher, and then passed on via CasualCyclist to me.
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Re: Fixie Riders

Postby drubie » Wed May 04, 2011 9:39 am

HappyHumber wrote:Speaking of NJS, I was rifling through my spares pile the other day and found a slightly ratty old Kashimax saddle, which when overturned I was surprised to find had the NJS logo of niftyness on it. It originally came of an old Roadie Ricardo/Leisure Products frame picked up originally by Aushiker off a kerb somewher, and then passed on via CasualCyclist to me.


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I've got one from an early nineties Europa too - I think the "very centurion like" group of bikes supposedly manufactured by a group of Oz companies were just imported Kawamuras - groupset, saddle, everything matches (including serial numbers). The Kashimax saddles are nifty but mine is harder than that Sheldon Brown rock saddle picture.
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Re: Fixie Riders

Postby hartleymartin » Wed May 04, 2011 10:05 am

mikesbytes wrote:But bunnies dig fixie riders

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Not a real fixie rider... he's got brakes and he's not wearing skinny jeans.
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Re: Fixie Riders

Postby HappyHumber » Wed May 04, 2011 10:15 am

hartleymartin wrote:
mikesbytes wrote:But bunnies dig fixie riders

Not a real fixie rider... he's got brakes and he's not wearing skinny jeans.


Stuff where he fits into the niche, Marty. Where's the pic of you & the bunny girls?

Actually... scratch that... just post some more Bunny Girls
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Re: Fixie Riders

Postby van » Wed May 04, 2011 10:21 am

Haha, a lot of my friends ride fixies, and the description above certainly suits some of them - but eh, each to their own. They're not endangering me and I've certainly got no right to be dictating cycling fashion and formats.
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Re: Fixie Riders

Postby mikesbytes » Wed May 04, 2011 1:09 pm

hartleymartin wrote:Not a real fixie rider... he's got brakes and he's not wearing skinny jeans.


And I've got the wrong handlebars

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Re: Fixie Riders

Postby verbs and nouns » Wed May 04, 2011 1:17 pm

It was me being sarcastic.

I'm so sick of the "hipster hating" and generalizations that goes on as soon as fixed gears are discussed. It's boring to read and I'm over it.

I was just venting.

Anyway, I still ride fixed almost everyday, when I'm not on my vintage Italian road bike.

Also, I just bought a Fujita NJS saddle from a friend. It came off his roadbike with full Shimano 600 and Nitto bar and stem...

And finally, i'm embracing my hipsterism. Excuse me while I got listen to some obscure band that broke up in the late 90s and go post on fixed.org.au.

All you haters suck my NJS.
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Re: Fixie Riders

Postby verbs and nouns » Wed May 04, 2011 1:19 pm

And one more thing, I wear a helmet and have lights.

Whipskids are fun though.
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Re: Fixie Riders

Postby HappyHumber » Wed May 04, 2011 1:31 pm

I don't advertise I ride fixed. I'm just known as a bit of a bike nerd generally. Most of my peers, except those few into bikes don't or wouldn't' know the difference or concept of a fixed wheel, to use the older british terminology.

Having said that though - if I see a Hipster Fixter (aka. 'a Ficksie F***head' amongst my friends) posing tragically or riding dangerously, I do enjoy taking the piss just as much as the next guy. Same goes for the lycra-clad brand name poseurs on their high end roadies if I see them blowing through stop signs thinking their 5h!t don't stink.

I don't think most people out side bike circles would really distinguish.
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Re: Fixie Riders

Postby jaseyjase » Wed May 04, 2011 2:02 pm

mikesbytes wrote:Nah, the real problem is an inability to change gears

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i just noticed this guy is wearing a BNA jersey, anybody we know??
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Re: Fixie Riders

Postby HappyHumber » Wed May 04, 2011 2:11 pm

jaseyjase wrote:i just noticed this guy is wearing a BNA jersey, anybody we know??

Yeah.. Mikesbytes himself. The same bloke with the Bunnies... I think he's a bit of a camera whore ;)
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Re: Fixie Riders

Postby jaseyjase » Wed May 04, 2011 2:23 pm

awesome, always good to see people who can take the piss out of themselves.

thumbs up mike!
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Re: Fixie Riders

Postby hartleymartin » Wed May 04, 2011 3:16 pm

No bunny girls around this fixie rider either:

mikesbytes wrote:Nah, the real problem is an inability to change gears

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Re: Fixie Riders

Postby HappyHumber » Wed May 04, 2011 3:21 pm

*face palm*
Marty... get back to your pickling jars full of SA hubs soaking in kero will you.... it's the same bloke.
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Re: Fixie Riders

Postby hartleymartin » Wed May 04, 2011 3:22 pm

mikesbytes wrote:
hartleymartin wrote:Not a real fixie rider... he's got brakes and he's not wearing skinny jeans.


And I've got the wrong handlebars

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Okay, this is getting just a bit silly now...
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Re: Fixie Riders

Postby verbs and nouns » Wed May 04, 2011 8:25 pm

You know those bars were an April Fools Joke, right?
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Re: Fixie Riders

Postby mikesbytes » Wed May 04, 2011 9:14 pm

verbs and nouns wrote:You know those bars were an April Fools Joke, right?


I couldn't imagine someone actually riding those handlebars :shock:
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Re: Fixie Riders

Postby HappyHumber » Wed May 04, 2011 11:54 pm

Marty's too obviously busy chasing an aesthetique of yesteryear to enjoy the proper humour of intermingling recycled fads & fashions that we enjoy in this day and age.
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