"Hey there, fellow Brooklyn friends! Look and admire my gold plated bicycle - matches my porkpie hat just lovely, don't you think? I'm glad I have this fixed-gear, brakeless bike in New York CIty - who would ever steal such an impractical cycle like that?"
And that is where the hipster is a wily and cunning character. Often their Salvation Army plaid shirt, ten o'clock shadows and preference for Pabst Blue ribbon will effectively camouflage the $1500 wheelset on their reclaimed 1978 Peugeot track bikes.