Re: [CR]Re: CR Fixed gear

(Example: Racing)

From: "ternst" <ternst1@cox.net>
To: "Earle Young" <earle.young@tds.net>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <MONKEYFOODEaJswFCHO000075fd@monkeyfood.nt.phred.org> <000801c54cbd$00485f00$96f2aad8@tds.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: CR Fixed gear
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2005 22:29:11 -0700
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I like Earle's take, and readily agree with his description of that sub-culture element of our society. Put both those groups in a canvass sack, tie shut the opening and start pelting the sack with wornout bike parts like clusters, cranks, stems, pedals, etc., and no matter where the toss hits, you can't make a mistake. Ted Ernst Palos Verdes Estates, CA


----- Original Message -----
From: Earle Young
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Sent: Friday, April 29, 2005 6:11 AM
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.