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This will be the year that current 2010 riders pick on new 2011 riders about something they just discovered themselves in 2009.
Cargo bikes for sure! A woman in Linc Sq just got a Christiania, and I've seen her out every day, drawing lotsa attention. And she's apparently had no problems with the ice or slush.
http://www.christianiabikes.com/

Also recently saw a woman cruise through with a Madsen, with dog and drooler in the rear tub.
http://www.madsencycles.com/

Oh and I second the motion on the decline of fixies. I think coasters and Sturmeys will begin replacing the flip-flop wheels.
Uh oh! Time to change my 1x9 setup, before it becomes too popular. This setup makes sense and works well for me; trendsters can bling it out with one of these.

Kohaku said:

2011 fads:

- cruiser bars

- single chain rings

- baskets; crates; paniers

- no more than 6 gears

Do you take advantage of the ability to use a chainguard with the 1x9?

Timothy Delmar Sweetser said:
Uh oh! Time to change my 1x9 setup, before it becomes too popular. This setup makes sense and works well for me; trendsters can bling it out with one of these.

Kohaku said:

2011 fads:

- cruiser bars

- single chain rings

- baskets; crates; paniers

- no more than 6 gears

No, it's fully exposed. I do have a chain keeper bolted to the seat tube to keep the chain from falling off.

James Baum said:
Do you take advantage of the ability to use a chainguard with the 1x9?

Timothy Delmar Sweetser said:
Uh oh! Time to change my 1x9 setup, before it becomes too popular. This setup makes sense and works well for me; trendsters can bling it out with one of these.

Kohaku said:

2011 fads:

- cruiser bars

- single chain rings

- baskets; crates; paniers

- no more than 6 gears

I've been looking for the perfect "decorative" chainguard cuz I really
don't need one.


James Baum said:

Do you take advantage of the ability to use a chainguard with the 1x9?

Timothy Delmar Sweetser said:
Uh oh! Time to change my 1x9 setup, before it becomes too popular. This setup makes sense and works well for me; trendsters can bling it out with one of these.

Kohaku said:

2011 fads:

- cruiser bars

- single chain rings

- baskets; crates; paniers

- no more than 6 gears

Two words:

Hover Bike.

I'd love to find out who she is. I have one the same color as she does and I've seen her riding over by Horner Park a few times but can never shout loud enough. My white whale!

Carl said:


Also recently saw a woman cruise through with a Madsen, with dog and drooler in the rear tub.
http://www.madsencycles.com/




dav said:

Two words:

Hover Bike.

But seriously...

 

I think this might be one of the new hipster trendy-bikes that will be ubiquitous in the coming year:

 

A "Mini Velo" bike on 20" wheels.  They've already begun to take off in a few cities like London.

 

Maybe 2011 will be the year of the Mini Velo.  Perhaps in 2012 they will go back to a fixie version of the 20" minivelos once they saturate the market.

 

Only time will tell.

Weird. It's like a folding bike, that doesn't fold. Are there any practical advantages?

James Baum said:

But seriously...

 

I think this might be one of the new hipster trendy-bikes that will be ubiquitous in the coming year:

 

A "Mini Velo" bike on 20" wheels.  They've already begun to take off in a few cities like London.

 

Maybe 2011 will be the year of the Mini Velo.  Perhaps in 2012 they will go back to a fixie version of the 20" minivelos once they saturate the market.

 

Only time will tell.

mini-velos are (as Tom Waits sang) "Big in Japan"

 

know of at least one 5-footer who wants a bike with smaller than 700c wheels, a small mini-velo might fit her needs well, were it available here

 

bikehugger has covered them quite a bit, one of their correspondents imported one, etc.

 

http://www.google.com/search?q=bikehugger+mini-velo

 

and here's a shot of a friend's Pugsley...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jromeh/5102649184/in/set-7215762508662...

 

have ridden it around town, it's fun and an extra workout to boot, quite difficult to lock it up without at least one conversation about it starting, and sometimes it's multiples

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jromeh/5102649432/in/set-7215762508662...

 

closest to it in my own stable is this aluminum Trek 7000...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jromeh/5102650856/in/set-7215762508662...

 

which is quite a lot of fun, really, with suspension post and stem - it was my Dad's bike that he rode until he passed, very comfortable - while he ran 1.5 Michelin street tires with liners to handle the goathead thorns out west, it now bounces even more on 2.4 Schwalbe Fat Franks in Crema, and a another set of wheels with knobbies are ready to swap on to turn it back into a "mountain" bike 

 

--Jerome


Timothy Delmar Sweetser said:

Weird. It's like a folding bike, that doesn't fold. Are there any practical advantages?

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