this ad is currently running on Craigslist Phoenix:
Reply to: mailto:email@example.com?subject=Mantis%20Tiller%20trade%20for%20Fixie%20(Tempe)
Date: 2008-05-28, 1:02PM MST
I have a Mantis Tiller and I'm looking to trade it for a fixed gear track bike. If any of you urban fixed geared hipster want to trade the ride in for the farm life, this is the deal for you.
- Location: Tempe
- it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
I can picture the two interested parties meeting somewhere downtown. The hipster riding a bianchi concept with a rear wheel choked with spokecards. The farmer leaning against a rusted piece of farm equipment. No words are spoken, the two simply shake hands and exchange hardware without breaking eye contact for fear the other will realize they are getting a raw deal and back out before its over. I don't know which would be more unsettling to come across on a busy street: a farmer rolling a fixed gear sans brakes in a pair of overalls and one of those long strands of hay poking out from between his lips like a toothpick, or the "urban hipster" in tight jean "shants" skidding a rusted piece of farm equipment covered in Cadence and bianchi stickers down the sidewalk.