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Re: Fixie Riders

Postby mikesbytes » Thu May 05, 2011 8:53 am

What cracks me up is the hipsters who are riding single speed, what a joke
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Re: Fixie Riders

Postby HappyHumber » Thu May 05, 2011 9:09 am

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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Re: Fixie Riders

Postby hartleymartin » Thu May 05, 2011 10:25 am

HappyHumber wrote: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.


I'm gpon back to my canvas, wool, leather and tweed...
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Re: Fixie Riders

Postby mikesbytes » Thu May 05, 2011 1:22 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.


Spot on
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Re: Fixie Riders

Postby slidetaker » Thu May 05, 2011 1:51 pm

There will always be "illegal" fixies on the road as well as unroadworthy cars. Dangerous riders as well as people unfit to drive. Just that the huge recent increase of urban cycling got people focused.

I am just glad to see more bums on the saddles everywhere. My 2 cents.
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Re: Fixie Riders

Postby rustychisel » Thu May 05, 2011 3:25 pm

slidetaker wrote:
I am just glad to see more bums on the saddles everywhere. My 2 cents.


Thats my take too.

Although I must say hipsters can be funny, and nothing is sillier than fixed gear bike being ridden single speed, but I could basically care less since I ride fixed in full roadie lycra. Subject of much decision in some circles, no doubt.
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Re: Fixie Riders

Postby familyguy » Thu May 05, 2011 3:28 pm

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

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Someone call the police, Mike's stolen some kids bike!
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Re: Fixie Riders

Postby elStado » Thu May 05, 2011 3:46 pm

Yeah most people don't care much for the stereotypes. I have a fixed that I ride most days and I love it. Nice change up from a regular FB road bike.

I have lights, front+rear brakes, tire reflectors, gloves, obey road rules, ride sensibly and wear a helmet though. Skinny jeans only on days I feel impressing the laydies. :D

I also DIY'd some foot retention straps.. quite the hipster ethic IMO (actually the hipster ethic would be to buy them from eBay, but whatevs).
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Re: Fixie Riders

Postby mikesbytes » Thu May 05, 2011 10:50 pm

familyguy wrote:Someone call the police, Mike's stolen some kids bike!

Yeh, its the angle that AUbicycles took the photo :)
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Re: Fixie Riders

Postby mikesbytes » Fri May 06, 2011 7:16 pm

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Re: Fixie Riders

Postby munga » Sat May 07, 2011 7:59 am

all you hipsters will burn in a 65' deep bottomless pit
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Re: Fixie Riders

Postby mikesbytes » Sat May 07, 2011 1:38 pm

munga wrote:all you hipsters will burn in a 65' deep bottomless pit


Don't you mean 65"
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Re: Fixie Riders

Postby Mulger bill » Sat May 07, 2011 9:13 pm

mikesbytes wrote:
munga wrote:all you hipsters will burn in a 65' deep bottomless pit


Don't you mean 65"


I can stand up and breathe comfortably in a 65" deep pit, even if it's full of water.
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Re: Fixie Riders

Postby munga » Sat May 07, 2011 9:17 pm

ok, make it hot water. a 65 inch deep bottomless pit of hot water.
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Re: Fixie Riders

Postby munga » Sat May 07, 2011 9:18 pm

with sharp scratchy bushes all around it, to catch on your tweed and poke you through your fake spectacles and scratch your nancy hands, lest you try to escape.
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Re: Fixie Riders

Postby Mulger bill » Sat May 07, 2011 9:21 pm

:(
The spectacles are real.
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Re: Fixie Riders

Postby ghettro » Mon May 09, 2011 5:41 pm

mikesbytes wrote:
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.


Spot on

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I personally don't see the appeal of riding a "tarck" bike with all it's compromises as SS. I think I'm just someone who doesn't like things half-baked, go all the way with fixed gear or don't bother
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Re: Fixie Riders

Postby aroes » Mon May 09, 2011 10:14 pm

Had to laugh the other day.......

I was standing out the front of a well known Melbourne bar waiting for a mate to arrive before I went inside. Had just locked my bike up and a punter walked out to light up a smoke. After engaging me in some light hearted small talk, he noticed I was holding a helmet and wearing SIDIs, and decided to state the bleeding obvious with "So you ride a bike?", to which I answered "Yes"

Then the good bit......standing right next to my bike and admiring it he says "Aahh, a fixie!"

Oh dear. It's a road bike with brakes on both wheels, and SRAM Rival group :lol:

I guess the fact that I've got tatts, a small peaked cap and a Chrome bag puts me squarely in the fixie rider stereotype
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Re: Fixie Riders

Postby mikesbytes » Mon May 09, 2011 11:20 pm

aroes wrote:I guess the fact that I've got tatts, a small peaked cap and a Chrome bag puts me squarely in the fixie rider stereotype


That's why I'm not a real fixie rider, cos I'm a clean skin
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Re: Fixie Riders

Postby munga » Tue May 10, 2011 7:03 am

aroes, is it really ugly? beer goggles and 14 colours usually looks like fixie to me :lol:
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Re: Fixie Riders

Postby aroes » Tue May 10, 2011 10:47 am

Haha dunno mate......beauty is in the eye of the Munga

It's a Salsa Pistola. I reckon it looks grouse, but each to their own. It defo won't be scoring points in the euro cool stakes any time soon that's for sure

I guess the only thing about it that makes it vaguely similar to a stereotypical fixie is that it's made from steel tubing. Haha guy clearly had no idea what he was talking about. Nice enough bloke though, and I'd go as far as to say that he probably had a fair amount of cargo on board at that particular point of the afternoon 8)
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Re: Fixie Riders

Postby flashrider » Tue May 24, 2011 12:12 am

Saw a corker in Freo over the weekend, brakeless, no helmet, no straps and riding no hands texting...couldn't get a photo in timebut, so no proof... :(
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Re: Fixie Riders

Postby LoveB » Tue May 24, 2011 10:44 am

but I ride with the freewheel :(
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Re: Fixie Riders

Postby mikesbytes » Wed May 25, 2011 9:15 pm

LoveB wrote:but I ride with the freewheel :(

That can be fixed
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Re: Fixie Riders

Postby aaron » Fri May 27, 2011 3:20 pm

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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