"I'd have to give my vote in a three-way tie to Elston/Armitage/Ashland, Elston and Milwaukee and Elston and Milwaukee (both ends of "The Knife").
With the the first, the danger lies in going northwest on Elston. The…"
"I find the fixed gear craze amusing mostly because it represents the kind of cynicism inducing conversion of "cool" to "popular" that capitalism is great at. The same thing happened with BMX, skateboarding and (later),…"
"Does everyone realize (if I am not mistaken) that the gag in the "Portlandia" video referenced by Paul, is that the guy has a coaster-brake rig, not fixed? From a stop, as is reached by the character in the clip, going backwards on a…"
" I've just this early summer gotten back into cycling. Absolutly love it. It's been quite a few years; compared to all you youngens, since I've rode. So I guess I'm curious as to why it would be uncool to ride a fixed…"
"I just walked over and checked. They do sell bikes, or something like bikes anyway - a measly collection of 21 different department store clunkers. Most of the hybrids have front suspension. There was nothing suitable for commuting or utility biking…"
"I don't know if they sell bikes at the City Target, but the one on Elston has a fixed gear bike(I only saw it because I was looking at the legos)...It's called "fix-d" or something like that. If I remember correct, it's got…"
"Yes! It is pretty funny to see tons of kids riding SS now (I never see the chain on the fixed side of the hub, but my sample is pretty small) now down in the hood (McKinley Park).
Your big box comment reminds me of seeing a lot of fixie/SS images…"
"Love your pitch, Brian! And the graphic. Add no lights/reflectors and earphones in on these guys and you have it covered. Though, I'd have the woman with a rack and a nice Chicago Po Campo bag/pannier rather than a basket..."