Saturday, January 7, 2012

Naked Steel One Speed Love


It's a Felt Brougham in a "AAA chrome" naked steel colorway



If I get what the Internet thinks about this model, I should be skeptical and feel only disdain for this blatant commercialization of onespeedism. Maybe right. However, on first sight, I felt only desire. My uninformed and unsophisticated response is easy to understand, once I list the buttons of mine it pushed: 
  • shiny
  • steel
  • sleek
  • simple
  • bicycle
Clearly, I am unbicycleenculturated. Mmm, naked steel single speed. Shiny. XOXOX

6 comments:

  1. shiny.... shiny... shiny.....

    I kick myself still for passing up carbon tube frame with shiny stainless lugs....

    shiny....

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  2. I have a silver Scott commuter. Silver, not shiny. Shiny is better!

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  3. Your sentiment merely illustrates why you shouldn't believe everything you read on the Internet.

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  4. I'll stick my neck out here. Fuel for thought: males are responding strongly to this bike. I don't like it at all. I definitely need color. It would be interesting to note whether any of your responders already own a single speed or whether it's the chrome and single speed together that is the attraction.

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  5. anniebikes, you may be on to something there (although cycler also appears to have been shiny-struck). Speaking for myself, I have two single speeds, but no shiny chrome bikes at all. So for me, it appears to be the novelty, something like a sea bass going for a silver lure and ignoring the hooks, I suppose.

    Everyone else: look over here, shiny!

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