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Old 04-14-2011, 07:29 AM   #21 (permalink)
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What is up with all the hipsters and their single-speed bikes with no breaks? It's really cute until you have to pedal up a steep hill, and then on the other side of the hill theres a stop light, and it's red.

Maybe it's better that way, they will all get hit by cars and Darwinism will prove true
Maybe those hipsters are hip hop guys who feel the breaks. I'd imagine bikers would stick with brakes.
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:21 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Stock image of my bike. pretty much stock right now except for some clip in pedals and a bash guard (not yet installed). my plan is to turn it into a 1x9 before the season gets really rolling.

The season IS really rolling.
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Old 04-15-2011, 12:17 AM   #23 (permalink)
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What is up with all the hipsters and their single-speed bikes with no breaks? It's really cute until you have to pedal up a steep hill, and then on the other side of the hill theres a stop light, and it's red.

Maybe it's better that way, they will all get hit by cars and Darwinism will prove true
I've rode brakeless for a couple of years now and I've never been hit by a car.

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Old 04-15-2011, 10:48 AM   #24 (permalink)
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I've rode brakeless for a couple of years now and I've never been hit by a car.
You must not ride very fast, I go 30+ down hills into stop signs, I don't know how you would stop in that scenario. New York is pretty flat though, you should try riding break-less in San Francisco, apparently a lot of people do it. I was pretty happy having breaks when I rode there, that city is a lot of fun on a bicycle.
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Old 04-15-2011, 10:58 AM   #25 (permalink)
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A BMX with no brakes I get.A little lighter and no cables to worry about.But a cruiser or commuter bike with no brakes is just a straight up bonehead idea, what the hell would be the advantage there?
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Old 04-15-2011, 07:10 PM   #26 (permalink)
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You must not ride very fast, I go 30+ down hills into stop signs, I don't know how you would stop in that scenario. New York is pretty flat though, you should try riding break-less in San Francisco, apparently a lot of people do it. I was pretty happy having breaks when I rode there, that city is a lot of fun on a bicycle.
A road bike goes a lot faster then a BMX and you can stop pretty quickly just by jamming your foot into the back wheel.
I do ride in the city with high traffic/pedestrian area but not like a idiot.
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Old 04-15-2011, 08:19 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Oh ok, your riding a BMX, big difference.
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:01 PM   #28 (permalink)
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brakeless fixies is completely fucking retarded.
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Old 04-22-2011, 09:56 AM   #29 (permalink)
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The season IS really rolling.
not here friend. 4-5 days of rain a week doesnt allow the trails to dry out enough to ride.
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:31 AM   #30 (permalink)
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not here friend. 4-5 days of rain a week doesnt allow the trails to dry out enough to ride.
No doubt, it's been jumping and dropping between 32-50 degrees, with slush and hail falling or typically rain. The last couple of weeks have been ridiculous, one second its hailing, next its sunny, then it's foggy, then it's raining. The western side of my road (major rural road) is actually closed because of all the runoff and freeze/thaw bullshit that's fucking it up. Desperately seeking sun and warm weather
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