Re: [CR]fixie thing, Whats Wrong with that?

Example: Racing:Beryl Burton

Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2007 22:40:23 -0600
From: John Thompson <>
To: Classic Rendezvous <>
Subject: Re: [CR]fixie thing, Whats Wrong with that?
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Tom Hayes wrote:
> I don't quite get the criticism directed at the fixie crowd, for lack of a
> better term to describe the group . One would think that more people riding
> bikes the better off all of us are. But essentially the criticism is about
> lifestyle with their bikes---tatoos, piercings, whatever--and not
> appreciating what we appreciate, and that smacks of a generational gap, one
> that get rechewed and spit out with variant degrees of venom generation
> after generation with the only change the target.

I have no problem with the tattoos, piercings, and whatnot; I just don't see why some people mutilate a perfectly good road frame by hacking off the derailleur hanger, braze-ons and such when they don't affect in any way the use of the frame as a fixed gear bike.

John Thompson (
Appleton WI USA