hipsters on fixie trend continuing

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Re: hipsters on fixie trend continuing

Postby jules21 » Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:20 am

i don't mind fixies but if i could, i'd introduce a rule that the handlebars had to be a minimum width. those short ones are really ugly.
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Re: hipsters on fixie trend continuing

Postby scratchman » Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:45 am

bigfriendlyvegan wrote: I was into fixies before they were trendy. :D


me too, I started riding one in 1962 :shock:
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Re: hipsters on fixie trend continuing

Postby munga » Tue Oct 05, 2010 5:23 pm

aaron yours aren't ugly. they're not all ugly, but i go to fgg and want to poke every second owner in the eye
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Re: hipsters on fixie trend continuing

Postby munga » Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:55 pm

why, why, why...
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Re: hipsters on fixie trend continuing

Postby Uncle Grumpy » Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:06 pm

munga wrote:why, why, why...


Yeah, that's the kind of thing I'm talking about. Though make it a white aerospoke and cut down flat bars with flouro green or pink Ourys (ie: something that doesn't match) and I'm gonna take the owner for a drive around the block... while tied to the rear bumper of my car.

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Re: hipsters on fixie trend continuing

Postby yehuwdiy » Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:29 pm

Still, you have to admit, this person has obviously spent some time and money on their whip. While we may find it as visually coherent and your average kebab at 3a.m., this person obviously rides (and dare I say it loves) their bike. Can't fault them for that.
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Re: hipsters on fixie trend continuing

Postby munga » Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:39 pm

the difference here is that i dont photograph, nor am i proud of, my 3am kebabbery :wink:
clowns covered in vomit are fun to look at for a while, but after 5 years of it, im bored
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Re: hipsters on fixie trend continuing

Postby drubie » Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:42 pm

yehuwdiy wrote:Still, you have to admit, this person has obviously spent some time and money on their whip. While we may find it as visually coherent and your average kebab at 3a.m., this person obviously rides (and dare I say it loves) their bike. Can't fault them for that.


How the hell do you ride it with the seat down and the bars up like that? It looks like somebody described a track bike to the guy over a scratchy phone line and he built it from memory. It's the ugliest damn thing this side of Bea Arthur riding a Raleigh 20 naked.
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Re: hipsters on fixie trend continuing

Postby yehuwdiy » Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:45 pm

@munga...lol, true. And the kebab usually tastes good the first time...

@Drubi...oh god, that image is going to be in my dreams tonight.
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Re: hipsters on fixie trend continuing

Postby Nobody » Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:52 pm

munga wrote:why, why, why...
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Had to save that photo for future laughs...
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Re: hipsters on fixie trend continuing

Postby jimsheedy » Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:54 pm

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I think im gonna get some purple rims and some pink BMX pedals. A flouro green kashimax saddle and some streamers for the handlebars.
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Re: hipsters on fixie trend continuing

Postby Mulger bill » Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:21 pm

drubie wrote:
yehuwdiy wrote:Still, you have to admit, this person has obviously spent some time and money on their whip. While we may find it as visually coherent and your average kebab at 3a.m., this person obviously rides (and dare I say it loves) their bike. Can't fault them for that.


How the hell do you ride it with the seat down and the bars up like that? It looks like somebody described a track bike to the guy over a scratchy phone line and he built it from memory. It's the ugliest damn thing this side of Bea Arthur riding a Raleigh 20 naked.


:lol: Spat me Bourbon... 8)

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Re: hipsters on fixie trend continuing

Postby elStado » Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:40 pm

Mulger bill wrote:Aerospokes. Form, fashion or function. Discuss...


Obviously fashion. They originated from function, as some people may know, commuters had the aerospokes on one wheel to allow quick locking on the bike while delivering items.

I personally like the look of 3/5 star aerospokes, however only on certain bikes and in a matching pair.

The fashion-oriented "fixie" style of having one on the rear/front only is a little silly.

Has anyone noticed that on Orbea's new website they offer a pre-fab fixie option.. humorously named "Dude". Even with a company trying to get into a market they can't take it seriously. :P

Meet Dude. Characterized by a single direct pinion. Among the technologies we need to emphasize, freedom, the wind in your face and friends. Its construction is based on your music and favorite colors. Do you think we´re kidding you? You can only find out if you test it. But watch out, it´s engaging!


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Actually I think it's a single speed.. not sure if it's a proper fixed gear.
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Re: hipsters on fixie trend continuing

Postby Zynster » Wed Oct 06, 2010 6:44 am

elStado wrote:Actually I think it's a single speed.. not sure if it's a proper fixed gear.


A single speed with no brakes? Now that's a Darwinian machine.
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Re: hipsters on fixie trend continuing

Postby rkelsen » Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:02 am

jimsheedy wrote:Image

Sweet machine! 8)
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Re: hipsters on fixie trend continuing

Postby drubie » Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:08 am

DUDE! SWEET! DUDE! SWEET!

this thread is starting to sound like a comedy routine involving back tattoos.
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Re: hipsters on fixie trend continuing

Postby Uncle Grumpy » Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:14 am

jimsheedy wrote:I think im gonna get some purple rims and some pink BMX pedals. A flouro green kashimax saddle and some streamers for the handlebars.


You also need some really short black or white stem.

And then you can sell me the Merckx stem for my '92 Merckx. :lol:

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Re: hipsters on fixie trend continuing

Postby elStado » Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:38 pm

Zynster wrote:
elStado wrote:Actually I think it's a single speed.. not sure if it's a proper fixed gear.


A single speed with no brakes? Now that's a Darwinian machine.


Bah haha true that. However I think it just doesn't have brakes in the display pic for aesthetic reasons.

The website seems to list that it has brakes, although I don't know anything about fixies so it could be code for something else?

Brakes ORBEA PRO


http://www.orbea.com/au-us/bicis/modelos/dude_a10/#
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Re: hipsters on fixie trend continuing

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Re: hipsters on fixie trend continuing

Postby Dahondude » Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:31 am

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Re: hipsters on fixie trend continuing

Postby elStado » Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:38 pm

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Re: hipsters on fixie trend continuing

Postby tallywhacker » Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:29 pm

nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. Where did we go wrong, my elsest son is a hipster, the middle one is a bogan (he drinks VB and likes acdc/metallica). At least there is hope for the youngest, he rides a bike
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Re: hipsters on fixie trend continuing

Postby elStado » Tue Oct 19, 2010 4:16 pm

tallywhacker wrote:nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. Where did we go wrong, my elsest son is a hipster, the middle one is a bogan (he drinks VB and likes acdc/metallica). At least there is hope for the youngest, he rides a bike


Your eldest son should be riding a fixie if he really wants hipster street cred. Win-win.
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Re: hipsters on fixie trend continuing

Postby jacksparrow » Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:11 pm

tallywhacker wrote:nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. Where did we go wrong, my elsest son is a hipster, the middle one is a bogan (he drinks VB and likes acdc/metallica). At least there is hope for the youngest, he rides a bike


a real hipster would actually drink VB and listen to AC/DC because it's "Ironic" and totally so uncool, that it just has to be like totally cool to drink VB and listen to metallica especially early metallica, cause that's when they wore skinny jeans that were totally epic, have you seen how skinny their jeans were? Awesome, that is so bogan, that it's just RAD! And how Rad! is it to be fully into bogan stuff and get how epically cheesy it is, but still totally get totally into it, but not too much cause that would just look like you are trying way too hard.

Have you seen my Facebook status? Not that go on Facebook any more..totally wak! Facebook is so played out. A friend of mine who lives on Northcote - he used to live in Fitzroy but reckons it got overun by "Hipster Douchbags" - told me that no one does Facebook any more. It's all about TWITTER. Get onto it peeps..

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Re: hipsters on fixie trend continuing

Postby Chops » Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:21 pm

elStado wrote:http://hipsterhitler.com/2010/09/on-the-battlefield/


Bah. And I thought I was going to be so clever!
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