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Since it has a rear brake it probably has the potential to coast. Which means if the rims weren't such a dumb color it could be a reasonable commuter/bar/townie. That's unfortunate.
 

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jmmorath said:
Since it has a rear brake it probably has the potential to coast. Which means if the rims weren't such a dumb color it could be a reasonable commuter/bar/townie. That's unfortunate.
For riding around town, the eye-catching rims could be beneficial for visibility during the day.
 

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jseko said:
For riding around town, the eye-catching rims could be beneficial for visibility during the day.
So would a pink Chihuahua and a Tutu .
 

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I've seen a lot of fixies on bonktown, nothing new.

Related: I saw two commercials yesterday with hipsters and fixies. One was a Verizon commercial, a guy was riding a fixie (granted it had a rear brake) with a Droid mounted to his handlebars. The other, I forget who it was for, had a guy working in a bike shop, trying to sell a bike to someone, it was on a platform in the middle of the bike shop and he said "this is our top of the line bike, bla bla bla" and something about "lightweight gears".
 

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I've seen a lot of fixies on bonktown, nothing new.

Related: I saw two commercials yesterday with hipsters and fixies. One was a Verizon commercial, a guy was riding a fixie (granted it had a rear brake) with a Droid mounted to his handlebars. The other, I forget who it was for, had a guy working in a bike shop, trying to sell a bike to someone, it was on a platform in the middle of the bike shop and he said "this is our top of the line bike, bla bla bla" and something about "lightweight gears".
I saw one in a JC Penney ad once, I am unsure of the weight of the gears.
 

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Straz85 said:
I've seen a lot of fixies on bonktown, nothing new.

Related: I saw two commercials yesterday with hipsters and fixies. One was a Verizon commercial, a guy was riding a fixie (granted it had a rear brake) with a Droid mounted to his handlebars. The other, I forget who it was for, had a guy working in a bike shop, trying to sell a bike to someone, it was on a platform in the middle of the bike shop and he said "this is our top of the line bike, bla bla bla" and something about "lightweight gears".
Yeah... Ive seen that as well. Its a Trek District (with the belt drive). SO I guess it does theoretically have "lightweight gears" :)
 

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Ironic colors are a dead give away.
The bike is sold with brakes for liability, then removed once the said hipster has acquired bike.



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I just picked up a Schwinn Madison; riding it coaster-style, not fixed. Need to change those bars and grips.

couldn't pass it up for $349.00, new!
 

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I really don't get all this 'hipster' thing. Are we as MTBers supposed to feel superior to them? Is this elitism something I should subscribe to in order to fit in with this community? I kind of always figured that anyone who rides a bike is OK, especially if they ride in an otherwise congested area. Am I an idiot for thinking this?
 
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