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From the rents.. . [Dec. 15th, 2006|03:15 pm]
brakeless fixies are illegal in portland or.

the cops and judge admit they don't test whether or not the fined riders are capable of stopping within legal limits and that the fines were given because of the letter of the law.

[User Picture]From: honkybullshit
2006-12-15 08:52 pm (UTC)
what's the date on that article?

as far as i know there have been two other cases in the portland courts. one judge charged the cyclist (a messenger), the other (who happens to be a cyclist himself) let the guy off the hook. the trouble portlanders are having is the lack of consistency in upholding such a vague law. and last i heard it's only one particular officer who's being a dick.

that being said: i did find it really funny that one of the folks busted also happens to be one of my former students.
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[User Picture]From: potentialtoburn
2006-12-15 09:40 pm (UTC)
student of what?
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[User Picture]From: honkybullshit
2006-12-15 10:59 pm (UTC)
bicycle mechanics. i work here.
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