QB is constantly challenging itself with Imagineering what makes our intrepic folks (Ed: QB speak for reader) tick and what will they be saving their tax return money to purchase next. As QB already has paid Google to find out everything about our folks we know that you all already own an average of 3.5 randonneuses, 2.3 mountain bikes, 4.1 triathlon bikes, but only 0.005 fixies. The rest of the information supplied by Google is pretty creepy and QB tries to not think about it too much.
To assist with folks need to purchase product intrepid QB reporters ventured off to the epicenter of fixie heaven, The Mission of San Francisco, to visit all the best fixie shops and report back.
Push Bike, 21st Street: Sign on door said ‘back in 5 minutes, on delivery run’. Waited 10 minutes, asked nice person with dreadlocks about fixies, got punched in face.
Mission Bikes, Valencia Street: Intrepid QB reporters were too old to be waited on.
FreeWheel, Valencia Street: Intrepid QB reporters were distracted by used book store on corner.
Box Dog Bikes, 14th & Guerrero: Intrepid QB reporters completely distracted by the large case of Randonneuring equipment that was full of saddles, decaleurs, racks, fenders, generator hubs, lights, bags and tools. A little dog peed on one of the intrepid QB reporters but was so cute and friendly. Intrepid QB reporter asked some bald dude (who looked like he worked there but claimed to be a customer) ‘What is up with all these fixies?’ and the bald dude said ‘Whaaat?’. Intrepid QB reporter was distracted by a customer’s 650A Alps randonneuse and forgot to ask the same question of someone who worked there.
Conclusion: QB still can’t tell folks what is up with all these fixies, but can highly recommend Box Dog Bikes for all of their Randonneuring needs, including hi-vis clothing, wool gloves and armwarmers.
Disclaimer: Intrepid QB reporters have not received any compensation beyond the 10% discount offered to San Francisco Randonneur members, but would not mind being offered a Nitto Campee Front Rack for product testing and stuff.