RE: [CR] fixie thing has gone too far!


Example: Racing:Wayne Stetina

From: "Tom Martin" <fatcogtom@comcast.net>
To: "'jeffrey piwonka'" <jmpiwonka@yahoo.com>, <Stronglight49@aol.com>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Subject: RE: [CR] fixie thing has gone too far!
Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2007 12:37:52 -0800
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Without the spending of all these fixie riding hipsters, I doubt you'd be able to sell your dusty and crusty vintage parts for 'market value'.

Just sayin.

The gen x/y/z types are the second wave of classic bike enthusiasts- mostly they learn from the older CR list types, but there are a few that need to find the path on their own. The guy who painted over a suspect Masi GC has just atarted on this path. Lets not take the air out of his tires just yet.

Tom Martin Oakland CA The SF fixie hipster annex

-----Original Message----- From: jeffrey piwonka [mailto:jmpiwonka@yahoo.com] Sent: Thursday, November 22, 2007 8:56 AM To: Stronglight49@aol.com; classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: RE: [CR] fixie thing has gone too far!


> Well, with the powder coat the bike won't get too scratched...
> when it throws him on his head.
>
> Nothing quite like:
>
> 1.) a low road bike bottom bracket
> 2.) long crank arms
> 3.) a fixed gear
> 4.) a wide road pedal
> 5.) a cocky first time fixie rider
>
> all entering a fast un-banked turn... to spell imminent disaster.
>
> I see a painful learning curve on someone's horizon.
> A long fall from a tall bike.
> I like it :-)
>
>
> BOB HANSON, ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, USA

i was thinking the same thing when i read that it had 175mm cranks. jeez. that's no fun with a low bottom bracket.

jeff piwonka
austin, texas, usa