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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Are There Really No Hipsters in China?


Irony-resisting Chinese bicyclists have skipped the fixed-gear trend that has swept the rest of the world.

A non-fixed-gear student rider on the campus of Tsinghua University, Beijing. Click image to expand.BEIJING—A multicolored messenger bag slung over one shoulder and short-brimmed hat cocked to the side, Nie Zheng parked his brakeless bike in the corner of a trendy cafe in the Beijing Central Business District before settling into a molded plastic chair to chat about his particular obsession. "It's been a dream since I was a kid to get a bicycle like this," the 40-year-old fashion photographertold me. "But no one sold them here." It took nearly nine months, he said, to get a track bike he wanted sent from England in 2007. story continues...

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