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steel fixie

Totally rad. Old-school OCLV fork, stripped steel frame, gears, and a super clean King headset. Nice work, whoever this is. Outside Gimme! in Manhattan.

UPDATE! This bike is owned by Gimme! barista Theo, and now features sweet clear platform pedals.

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A little more affected here, but the Paul brake lever, straight purple ano bar and grey paint kill it. A King headset, this time in gold, and a Mavic front wheel skewer, really bring the room together. Digging the SLR saddle and the American Classic post. I bet a girl rides this, and I bet she looks super hot while she does so. Outside Equinox, Manhattan.

UPDATE! I was right! A girl does ride this. She has curly blonde hair and a white Specialized helmet. I like being correct. ;)

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A steel Colnago with a basket? Nice. And everything, down to the hubs, is vintage Campy. While my uncles used to call that stuff “Cramp and go slow” (instead of Campagnolo), it’s still totally perfect on an aging classic frame. Outside Equinox, Manhattan.

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This bike oozes style, but in all the non-affected ways. Celeste is beautiful.

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On the opposite end of the spectrum, there’s this totally affected, totally hipster machine found in SF, at the Blue Bottle Coffee. Cool hubs, cool rims. But the cork grips and freewheel are pretty lame on a bike like this. Best part? The re-painted Felt frame: cool tube shapes, fatty chainstays, very cool.

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My ride is lame in comparison. But I’m fast on it.

Comments

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  1. pft, whatever Don! This is pretty classy commentary.

    How we get there matters.

  2. Clay Parker Jones,

    Ha! Revphil, thanks for sticking up for me, and I do appreciate the compliment.

    You should know that Don is a good buddy of mine, and we have “discussions” about the affectations and artifice of the hipster fixie community.

    I sorta dig it, except for when I see an otherwise slovenly fellow cruising around on an aging Italian with a Hed 3C up front. Then I get ornery.

  3. Damnn.. that’s might bike… and yes, it’s “affected.” And yes, i ride it to go to spin class.

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