Fixie Riders

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Re: Fixie Riders

Postby mikesbytes » Fri May 27, 2011 4:22 pm

aaron wrote:
mikesbytes wrote:What cracks me up is the hipsters who are riding single speed, what a joke

Are you serious? SS are cool.


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Re: Fixie Riders

Postby skull » Fri May 27, 2011 4:48 pm

I ride fixed, now that's cool.

I also am semi hipster as after my ride into the gym (20km) then intervals on the spinbike for an hr, I shower change into my suit, then ride my fixie down the main drag of Hobart CBD to my office.

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Re: Fixie Riders

Postby teds01 » Sun Jun 19, 2011 3:13 pm

The positive of riding a fixie for me as a bike messenger was ultra low maintenance and the security that if any crack head tried to steal my bike I'd probably find them around the corner face planted into the gutter, this was years ago. Now, it's mildly embarrassing to be seen on a fixie because of all the negativity towards 'hipsters', I've happily changed professions now. All for the better, but the fixie is now gathering dust... but still a great low maintenance city commuter.

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Re: Fixie Riders

Postby hartleymartin » Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:33 pm

I'm thinking of building a fixie roadster. That way any thief would have to be at leasy 6 foot tall and be able to ride fixed to nick my bike.
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Re: Fixie Riders

Postby AUbicycles » Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:50 am

teds01 wrote:The positive of riding a fixie for me as a bike messenger was ultra low maintenance and the security that if any crack head tried to steal my bike I'd probably find them around the corner face planted into the gutter, this was years ago. Now, it's mildly embarrassing to be seen on a fixie because of all the negativity towards 'hipsters', I've happily changed professions now. All for the better, but the fixie is now gathering dust... but still a great low maintenance city commuter.


Riding fixed is fun though when I see how many people who ride fixed but struggle and lack bike control, but still try and weave through traffic and pedestrians it doesn't motivate me.

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Re: Fixie Riders

Postby munga » Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:06 pm

hartleymartin wrote:I'm thinking of building a fixie roadster. That way any thief would have to be at leasy 6 foot tall and be able to ride fixed to nick my bike.


or you could buy a lock 8)

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Re: Fixie Riders

Postby DrJay » Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:23 pm

HappyHumber wrote:
mikesbytes wrote:What cracks me up is the hipsters who are riding single speed, what a joke


It's like quadbikes are for bogans that can't balance on two wheeled m'bikes.


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