I thought that I coined the term ‘Fixster’ to describe hipsters on fixies but urban dictionary says otherwise. Never mind it’s still a fitting appellation for these bike riding hipsters who congregate around the inner suburbs of Melbourne. Suddenly these dudes are everywhere. I ask why anyone would want to ride a bike with no gears and possibly no brakes? I have no fucking idea. Naturally there is a look that must be adhered to if one is to ride a fixie and an essential component is the ironic 70′s moustache. The skin-tight skinny jeans, the flat, retro footwear, tattoos, messenger bag, and big plastic sunglasses are de rigueur. I mean it is a hipster after all.
April 26th, 2010 § 2