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Interesting fixie site

Discussion in 'Fixed Gear and Single Speed' started by Losidan, 21 Jun 2008.

  1. Losidan

    Losidan New Member

  2. ASC1951

    ASC1951 Guru

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Dear me, what a collection! Coloured like bubblegum wrappers and each one more garish than the last.

    Perhaps I just have no fashion sense.
     
  3. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    Some nice bikes in there, but damn don't they all look awful!
     
  4. Thedude

    Thedude New Member

    I guess its just personal choice. I like most of the bikes on there, apart from the lo pro. The proliferation of the bike as a fashion item can only be a good one as it encourages people to cycle. I made my girlfriend a pink bike with white deep V's (& tyres) with bright green bartape and even though it is not to my taste she loves it and gets excited when we go on our sunday rides.
     
  5. skwerl

    skwerl New Member

    Location:
    London
    anyone who uses terms such as "nu-old-skool", "blinging boutique parts" and "Daz-white" needs shooting
     
  6. dudi

    dudi Senior Member

    Location:
    Ipswich, Suffolk
    why?
     
  7. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    Cos it marks them out as trendy idiots?
     
  8. Thedude

    Thedude New Member

    A lot of people make the same generalizations about fixed gear riders.
     
  9. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    indeed, so why make it worse by riding something akin to a big hat that says 'knobber'
     
  10. Thedude

    Thedude New Member

    So every bike should be non-descript?
     
  11. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    No, it's just the lo-pros always look terrible, and many of those bikes are just horrible colour mixes.

    But it's all opinion!!!!
     
  12. Thedude

    Thedude New Member

    It's a bad opinion! ;)

    Someone riding a bike rather than driving a car is a good thing. And if riding a bright green frame with risers and a 26" front deep v gets someone onto a bike than that is a good thing.
     
  13. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    I love cars too, so where does that fit in!?!?

    5 bikes in the shed and a lusting for a Landcruiser, gotta love it!
     
  14. dudi

    dudi Senior Member

    Location:
    Ipswich, Suffolk
    I could only see one bike on there with a strange colour mix... that's the pink one with the blu rear wheel and the white front wheel. and the only odd thing about it is that the wheels don't match.

    As for the Low-pro ones, i think it's quite a striking look... as striking as the Pinarello Princewith it's Wibbly-Wobbly, Salvador Dali forks and seat-stays.
     
  15. skwerl

    skwerl New Member

    Location:
    London
    there's no such thing as a bad opinion. Opinion is someone's point of view so by default can never be wrong/bad.

    Anyway, the point was about the whole cultural thing surrounding fixed riding not about getting people out of cars and onto bikes