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>From: Chris Plunkett <email@example.com>
>Sent: Nov 23, 2007 3:22 PM
>Subject: RE: fixie thing has gone too far!
>Though I understand ankle injuries are substantially.
>At least the fixie crowd is curious enough
>about bike lore to get on a steel frame.
>They are definitely the future
>wallets/ enthusiasts for our stuff,
>and they will ride them. The craze is alive
>in densely populated urban areas where
>parking spaces costs 35 g\u2019s. This is their
>primary/ only means of transportation.
>Plus side; Don\u2019t need to haul no tools, no up/down
>shifting at each light, never a need to take your
>eyes off the road only to be nailed by
>La car door.
>And hell yes they are playing the counter
>culture card by messin with what previous
>generations consider as already perfect.
>The comparison to my era is, this is
>their muscle car, their hot rod, their bad ace
>motor scooter. My hot rod was as nasty and
>illegal as we could get away with.