[CR]Re: CR Fixed gear

(Example: Framebuilders:Tony Beek)

From: "Earle Young" <earle.young@tds.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2005 08:11:46 -0500
Subject: [CR]Re: CR Fixed gear

Ted Ernst said:
> "Fixie" is a yuppie out of timeline vulgarism, and should be banned
> forever from useage under penalty of excommunication.
> I will agree that "fixie" is out of timeline and probably should be banned (although I ride a "fixie" now and again), but I don't agree it is a yuppie term. Yuppies are the young urban professionals who run us off the road in their SUVs and BMWs while talking on the phone, eating their breakfast and doing their eye makeup. "Fixie" is more a slacker term, or a grunge term, or even an anti-YUP term. It is a coinage of the tattoo, piercing and anarchy set copying the new urban outlaw messenger types. "Yo, fixie!" But this rant is so far out of timeline and off topic that I'm going out to the garage to check the glue on my Clement silks to see if I can ride my PX-10 today.

Earle "I straddle the timelines" Young Madison, Wisc.