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(SFGate)   San Francisco not impressed by Portland and NYC fixation with fixies, prefers to ride cargo bikes as "minivan replacements" that can easily carry groceries, kids, or miniature dachshunds   (sfgate.com) divider line 73
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2012-10-15 01:38:39 AM  
My right knee has been farked up for months so I haven't been able to ride. After reading this thread I has a sad.

Atomic Spunk
Hey Atomic Spunk, IIRC you live in Hawaii. If you live in Honolulu District 6 vote for Steve Miller. I know him and trust him more than [insert name of local politician here] "front runners" 

BTW years ago I owned a Miyata 712, great bike.
 
2012-10-15 01:44:01 AM  
Fixie, cargo, touring, sport, recumbent..who cares. The point is it's one less car.

/maybe not recumbent :)

max_pooper: SageC: max_pooper: SageC: My bike is cooler than any "fixie" or cargo...

Grow a pair, hipsters.

I would say you sound fat but since you posted a picture I will say you look fat.

Ps. Your goatee isn't fooling anyone into believing you only have one chin.

You tend to gain weight when you grow a pair... whereas the average hipster who usually weighs less than his bike is often pushed over by the air stream as I ride by.

Your "pair" is in your pudgy face? You may need to get that checked out.


i180.photobucket.com

Thanks Pep Streebeck
 
2012-10-15 01:58:07 AM  

max_pooper: SageC: max_pooper: SageC: My bike is cooler than any "fixie" or cargo...

Grow a pair, hipsters.

I would say you sound fat but since you posted a picture I will say you look fat.

Ps. Your goatee isn't fooling anyone into believing you only have one chin.

You tend to gain weight when you grow a pair... whereas the average hipster who usually weighs less than his bike is often pushed over by the air stream as I ride by.

Your "pair" is in your pudgy face? You may need to get that checked out.


I suppose if I didn't have any testicles I'd insult someone's appearance without providing a picture as well. I'll just have to assume you have ironic facial hair, a rail thin physique, and ridiculous clothes you paid too much for at the vintage shop all the cool kids shop at because it's not a mainstream kind of store.
But even if I'm wrong, the thing I find most hideous about you and your ilk is the desperate assumption you'll pedal home to a girlfriend someday. You should've learned as teenagers that guys on bicycles DON'T GET LAID.
 
2012-10-15 03:45:54 AM  

relaxitsjustme: My right knee has been farked up for months so I haven't been able to ride. After reading this thread I has a sad.

Atomic Spunk
Hey Atomic Spunk, IIRC you live in Hawaii. If you live in Honolulu District 6 vote for Steve Miller. I know him and trust him more than [insert name of local politician here] "front runners" 

BTW years ago I owned a Miyata 712, great bike.


Oh, that's going to be a tough race. When races get really crowded, the winner is usually voted in based on name recognition, meaning Jon Yoshimura, the sleazebag may win, unfortunately. I'm in Manoa - Council district 5 so I can't vote for him, but good luck.
 
2012-10-15 05:32:33 AM  

jaytkay: Also one bonus I enjoy about the fixie is the anger it brings forth from overly-emotional people who are upset and confused by non-conformity


Wearing wingtip shoes to play football would also be non-conformist but it'd still be a stupid thing to do.

/Not saying your bike/commute is stupid, just that non-conformity does not automatically mean a person isn't stupid
 
2012-10-15 06:08:10 AM  

SageC: My bike is cooler than any "fixie" or cargo...
[i149.photobucket.com image 800x600]
Grow a pair, hipsters.


now come on, if you say "grow a pair", you got to show something meaner than a yamaha soft-chopper.
Now I have a TZ250, a HVA360 and some other nasty beast laying around, but I must say, the light an direct feeling the handling of a good bicycles gives you can't be replaced by no amount of Hp.
 
2012-10-15 07:02:32 AM  
When I am elected president, fixie possession will be a capital crime.
 
2012-10-15 07:21:29 AM  

SageC: You tend to gain weight when you grow a pair... whereas the average hipster who usually weighs less than his bike is often pushed over by the air stream as I ride by.


No, you're fat.
 
2012-10-15 08:42:21 AM  

SageC: max_pooper: SageC: max_pooper: SageC: My bike is cooler than any "fixie" or cargo...

Grow a pair, hipsters.

I would say you sound fat but since you posted a picture I will say you look fat.

Ps. Your goatee isn't fooling anyone into believing you only have one chin.

You tend to gain weight when you grow a pair... whereas the average hipster who usually weighs less than his bike is often pushed over by the air stream as I ride by.

Your "pair" is in your pudgy face? You may need to get that checked out.

I suppose if I didn't have any testicles I'd insult someone's appearance without providing a picture as well. I'll just have to assume you have ironic facial hair, a rail thin physique, and ridiculous clothes you paid too much for at the vintage shop all the cool kids shop at because it's not a mainstream kind of store.
But even if I'm wrong, the thing I find most hideous about you and your ilk is the desperate assumption you'll pedal home to a girlfriend someday. You should've learned as teenagers that guys on bicycles DON'T GET LAID.


Here's a picture me using my cargo bike to haul another bike.

farm9.staticflickr.com

6', 190 lbs, clean shaven, buzz cut hidden under my helmet, normal clothes. Not everyone that rides bicycles is the hipster stereotype you seem to have stuck in your fat head.

Oh by the way, attractive girls prefer guys who are not big, fat, lazy, slovenly bags of lard. I'm sure you do well with the chubby, pimply faced, pasty white, social inept girls you pick up at underground doom metal shows.
 
2012-10-15 10:37:51 AM  

max_pooper: Here's my Xtracycle cargo bike with three coolers of beer...

[farm9.staticflickr.com image 500x375]

And here it is with two full cornie kegs of homebrew...

[farm9.staticflickr.com image 375x500] 

\I have a fixed gear as well
\\and a road bike
\\\and a mountain bike
\\\\and a commuter bike
\*5 I like bikes


Is that a Brooks seat? I want one of those, but cash is tight.

/Single speed (flip flop) bike
//Road bike
///Child trailer
 
2012-10-15 12:12:47 PM  
I love my trike. Just got it a few weeks ago. Can haul about three cases of beer or two cases of wine.
Other bikes include an 89 Nishiki roady, 94 Klein Attitude Comp with all new components, Felt s32 time trial bike for fast funsies, mid 70's Pueggott I just picked up the other day, probably going to be my main commuter, a beach cruiser (I live by the beach) and half of a weird old no name dual suspension bike I found in the attic... I think I'm going to turn that one into a lamp or something. It's strange.
 
2012-10-15 12:31:44 PM  

rillettes: max_pooper: Here's my Xtracycle cargo bike with three coolers of beer...

[farm9.staticflickr.com image 500x375]

And here it is with two full cornie kegs of homebrew...

[farm9.staticflickr.com image 375x500] 

\I have a fixed gear as well
\\and a road bike
\\\and a mountain bike
\\\\and a commuter bike
\*5 I like bikes

Is that a Brooks seat? I want one of those, but cash is tight.

/Single speed (flip flop) bike
//Road bike
///Child trailer


It's a Brooks Swift. They are a little spendy but definitely the best saddle I have ever ridden. I have them on two of my bikes, and planning on getting at least one more. If you get one, do yourself a favor and save up the extra $30 or and get the copper rivets.
 
2012-10-15 01:18:04 PM  
Only on fark is the population capable of turning sport pearl clutching into displays of male primate outrage.

I just don't see how people can get so ticked off by this. If someone can pedal a fixie around San Francisco, more power to them. I can barely walk up those hills.
 
2012-10-15 02:12:10 PM  

Contents Under Pressure: Only on fark is the population capable of turning sport pearl clutching into displays of male primate outrage.

I just don't see how people can get so ticked off by this. If someone can pedal a fixie around San Francisco, more power to them. I can barely walk up those hills.


Certain kinds of people are enraged at the mention of:
Bicyclists
Vegetarians
Atheists

The threads go like this:

1) A bicyclist (or vegetarian or atheist) does (or says) something

2) "WHY ARE YOU SHOVING YOUR LIFESTYLE DOWN MY THROAT!!1!
 
2012-10-15 02:27:44 PM  

Atomic Spunk: Jon Yoshimura, the sleazebag


I'm glad to hear you say that. People are lining up to kiss his ass like he's the effing Pope and I standing there wondering "Haven't you people been paying attention?"
 
2012-10-15 02:49:45 PM  

max_pooper: SageC: max_pooper: SageC: max_pooper: SageC: My bike is cooler than any "fixie" or cargo...

Grow a pair, hipsters.

I would say you sound fat but since you posted a picture I will say you look fat.

Ps. Your goatee isn't fooling anyone into believing you only have one chin.

You tend to gain weight when you grow a pair... whereas the average hipster who usually weighs less than his bike is often pushed over by the air stream as I ride by.

Your "pair" is in your pudgy face? You may need to get that checked out.

I suppose if I didn't have any testicles I'd insult someone's appearance without providing a picture as well. I'll just have to assume you have ironic facial hair, a rail thin physique, and ridiculous clothes you paid too much for at the vintage shop all the cool kids shop at because it's not a mainstream kind of store.
But even if I'm wrong, the thing I find most hideous about you and your ilk is the desperate assumption you'll pedal home to a girlfriend someday. You should've learned as teenagers that guys on bicycles DON'T GET LAID.

Here's a picture me using my cargo bike to haul another bike.

[farm9.staticflickr.com image 640x480]

6', 190 lbs, clean shaven, buzz cut hidden under my helmet, normal clothes. Not everyone that rides bicycles is the hipster stereotype you seem to have stuck in your fat head.


I was commenting on "fixies" and the cargo trend and, more importantly, the ridiculous pride and ego shared by a community often riding substandard bicycles and their "deal with it" attitude when they fail to stop correctly... which is often. That's hardly an attack on bicycles as a whole, even a 6'3" 250 lbs "slovenly bag of lard" such as myself can appreciate a nice ride on a beach cruiser through the boardwalk or hitting the trails on a mountain bike. So, even you might not look like a hipster but the douchebag, holier-than-thou mentality seems to be alive and well. However, I don't think a picture of you in a bike helmet and flip flops is any clear evidence you're getting some. Seriously, one two wheeler to another... dress for the fall, not for the ride.

Oh by the way, attractive girls prefer guys who are not big, fat, lazy, slovenly bags of lard. I'm sure you do well with the chubby, pimply faced, pasty white, social inept girls you pick up at underground doom metal shows.

From my experience, both prefer not having to help you pedal home... unless your girl has a big trunk, then you can put your bike it in.
Good luck with that.
data.whicdn.com
 
2012-10-15 03:09:53 PM  

relaxitsjustme: Atomic Spunk: Jon Yoshimura, the sleazebag

I'm glad to hear you say that. People are lining up to kiss his ass like he's the effing Pope and I standing there wondering "Haven't you people been paying attention?"


www.khon2.com

We're all ganna get lei'ed!!!!!!
 
2012-10-15 03:22:58 PM  

SageC: max_pooper: SageC: max_pooper: SageC: max_pooper: SageC: My bike is cooler than any "fixie" or cargo...

Grow a pair, hipsters.

I would say you sound fat but since you posted a picture I will say you look fat.

Ps. Your goatee isn't fooling anyone into believing you only have one chin.

You tend to gain weight when you grow a pair... whereas the average hipster who usually weighs less than his bike is often pushed over by the air stream as I ride by.

Your "pair" is in your pudgy face? You may need to get that checked out.

I suppose if I didn't have any testicles I'd insult someone's appearance without providing a picture as well. I'll just have to assume you have ironic facial hair, a rail thin physique, and ridiculous clothes you paid too much for at the vintage shop all the cool kids shop at because it's not a mainstream kind of store.
But even if I'm wrong, the thing I find most hideous about you and your ilk is the desperate assumption you'll pedal home to a girlfriend someday. You should've learned as teenagers that guys on bicycles DON'T GET LAID.

Here's a picture me using my cargo bike to haul another bike.

[farm9.staticflickr.com image 640x480]

6', 190 lbs, clean shaven, buzz cut hidden under my helmet, normal clothes. Not everyone that rides bicycles is the hipster stereotype you seem to have stuck in your fat head.

I was commenting on "fixies" and the cargo trend and, more importantly, the ridiculous pride and ego shared by a community often riding substandard bicycles and their "deal with it" attitude when they fail to stop correctly... which is often. That's hardly an attack on bicycles as a whole, even a 6'3" 250 lbs "slovenly bag of lard" such as myself can appreciate a nice ride on a beach cruiser through the boardwalk or hitting the trails on a mountain bike. So, even you might not look like a hipster but the douchebag, holier-than-thou mentality seems to be alive and well. However, I don't think a picture of you in a bike helmet and flip ...


You're fat, lazy, unkept, and most likely don't get many girls. Just because others chose to ride safely while your dumbass rides dangerously on a motorcycle sans helmet with your long unwashed locks blowing in the breeze doesn't mean they are as socially and sexually inept as you.

I can't believe I've gotten into an argument on a web forum about getting girls with a guy who fits the stereotypical image of the rotund, unwashed, basement dwelling, virginal, internet Casanova tough guy.
 
2012-10-15 05:19:52 PM  
NEWSFLASH: If it involves a bicycle, it's already happened in Portland (not that that's necessarily a good thing).

To get to the nearest bicycle shop, I can just walk in any random direction for 2-3 blocks. To get to my nearest dedicated cargo bike shop I follow these directions:

1) Exit door
2) Turn right
3) Walk 15 paces
4) Turn right
 
2012-10-15 05:30:44 PM  

On-Off: SageC: My bike is cooler than any "fixie" or cargo...
[i149.photobucket.com image 800x600]
Grow a pair, hipsters.

I must say, the light an direct feeling the handling of a good bicycles gives you can't be replaced by no amount of Hp.


Again, I'm more aiming at the hipster/fixie culture, sadly thriving in parts of LA as well but kept in check by the city's notoriously offensive style of driving. I rode a beach cruiser and a mountain bike for years prior to getting a bike in 2008 and most instructors recommend doing so to regain the muscle strength, feel for two wheels, and knowing when to use the front and rear brakes. Most people who go rear brake only lose two thirds of braking power and generally don't know when and how to use the one they have. And, if they happen to be young and/or hipsters, they're particularly dickish about it.. at least from a safe distance on the road or the super information highway.

Now come on, if you say "grow a pair", you got to show something meaner than a yamaha soft-chopper.
Now I have a TZ250, a HVA360 and some other nasty beast laying around...


Challenge Accepted.
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She's actually a Virago... HV 500, made only in 1983. I got a good deal from someone off of Craigslist eager to get something new after 23,000 miles and a couple of previous owners that dropped it. I had her fixed up in a place specializing in older bikes and it was mostly a messy carburetor and a few missing or broken bits I'd never find on my own. It cost just under $1,000 and ended up the best investment I ever made on a vehicle. I originally planned to get something else in a year, but I made those plans when the economy, jobs, and gas prices all went sour.
And guess what else...
i149.photobucket.com
She made it to 40,000 this morning! From when I got her, that's over five times across the country... all spent here in California. Love bicycles and the feel and handling of a good one, but compared to anything with a motor and two wheels it's figuratively and literally left in the dust.
 
2012-10-15 09:34:08 PM  
If you're going to go fixed-gear, then you might as well go all the way and get a unicycle. Same fixed-gear experience for your legs, even lighter than the bike, and even more less-conforming-than-thou.
 
2012-10-15 10:26:29 PM  

Atomic Spunk: Fixed gear!
[s13.postimage.org image 640x480]

My dad gave me this old Miyata and I converted it to a fixie about 4 years ago. I used to ride it 2 or 3 times a week, but I haven't been on it in a while. I have 6 other bikes that vary in style, so sometimes certain ones go unused for a while. But even when I'm not riding them, they're all well cared for and all are stored indoors.

This fixie has a lot of sentimental value not only because the frame was a gift from my dad, but because I purchased those Mavic handlebars the very next day after Greg Lemond won the time trial on the penultimate day in the 1989 Tour de France. He had the same handlebars on his time trial bike, so I bought mine to commemorate the moment.

Those cargo trailers look cool. Christmas is just a couple of months away - I may put this on my "possible" list.

Also, if you know a bit about bikes, you can probably see that I have very short legs and a very long torso.


That is a sweet frame. I've had a search on ebay for a late 80's Miyata "Team" bike or frame for a couple years now--about 53 cm.
Best looking frame outside of a early 90's Bridgestone RB-1 or 2.
 
2012-10-16 02:12:05 PM  

max_pooper: SageC: max_pooper: SageC: max_pooper: SageC: max_pooper: SageC: My bike is cooler than any "fixie" or cargo...

Grow a pair, hipsters.

I was commenting on "fixies" and the cargo trend and, more importantly, the ridiculous pride and ego shared by a community often riding substandard bicycles and their "deal with it" attitude when they fail to stop correctly... which is often. That's hardly an attack on bicycles as a whole, even a 6'3" 250 lbs "slovenly bag of lard" such as myself can appreciate a nice ride on a beach cruiser through the boardwalk or hitting the trails on a mountain bike. So, even you might not look like a hipster but the douchebag, holier-than-thou mentality seems to be alive and well. However, I don't think a picture of you in a bike helmet and flip ...

You're fat, lazy, unkept, and most likely don't get many girls. Just because others chose to ride safely while your dumbass rides dangerously on a motorcycle sans helmet with your long unwashed locks blowing in the breeze doesn't mean they are as socially and sexually inept as you.


You moron, it's illegal to ride without a helmet in California. You can see it in the corner of the picture resting on the biatch seat where you should be sitting. That helmet might protect that swelled head of yours, but those shorts and flip flops are hardly worthy of you pointing out safety to me. Thought we'd have a bike vs. motorcycle debate but you opted to make it ugly so I went with it.

I can't believe I've gotten into an argument on a web forum about getting girls with a guy who fits the stereotypical image of the rotund, unwashed, basement dwelling, virginal, internet Casanova tough guy.
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