A post on the local bike mailing list recounts how one unlucky fellow got his fixie jacked. The post:
A coworker of mine told me today that his roommate was riding his fixed
gear bike on Glascock Street last night around 11pm when he was jumped
by 2 guys. They hit him in the face and made off with his bike. He was
not badly hurt, but would like to recover his bike. I’m not sure if a
police report was made, but he said that there were witnesses.
Fixed gear, or track bikes, have seen rising popularity with young Raleigh urbanites with penchants for skinny jeans, Vans and good music. If in fact the young man was robbed by other hipsters, this would be New Raleigh’s first reported hipster-on-hipster crime.