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Old 07-30-2016, 12:10 PM
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Anyone have small groups of guys riding modified imports around their towns.

Kind of like this?




or this





I have been seeing them around lately in Idaho and Oregon.
Younger guys, usually on small displacement imports with no front brakes, modded pipes and bad handlebars. Hipsters?
 

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Old 07-30-2016, 12:58 PM
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I saw a bunch last time I was in NC. A couple were Harleys, but there were also a few parallel twins mixed in.

All raked front ends, old flat profile tires, hard tails, etc.

No gear minus a 3/4 heltmet and sunglasses. I notice them, but it doesn't bother me. Actually, I like seeing it - 2wheels is better than all of the car groups I was seeing... A Nissan group (all sports cars) was holding me up in the wife's Chevy Traverse!
 
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Old 07-30-2016, 01:07 PM
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They don't protective gear. Their super tight jeans, no socks and beards will protect them.
They are here in Birmingham. They kind of remind me of the café racer scene, except café bikes are infinitely more cool.
 
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Ive seen them quite a bit in Bloomington, IN. But usually their bikes are in terrible shape and run like crap.
 
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Ive seen them quite a bit in Bloomington, IN. But usually their bikes are in terrible shape and run like crap.
I would like to see that. I was born and raised about 30 minutes from Bloomington. I'm guessing you don't have to get too far out of the city limits and there's no more hipster crowd. :-)
 
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Interesting . I guess they are all across the county. I just didn't know if it was some new "thing" or not. I have only recently seen them.
They don't bother me either, innocent enough with their backpacks and laptops. To each their own....but front brakes aren't a bad thing
 
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....but front brakes aren't a bad thing
Pfft, braking is for quitters.
 
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Old 08-06-2016, 09:08 AM
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I would like to see that. I was born and raised about 30 minutes from Bloomington. I'm guessing you don't have to get too far out of the city limits and there's no more hipster crowd. :-)
im not from there, but my brother lives theres. visiting a couple times a year is about all the hipster i can handle
but yes, doesnt take long to go from hipster to banjo there!
 

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