Fixies + Hipsters + Helsinki = Music Video

One of the nicest places in Helsinki for cruising

If you thought that Finland is so desolate and full of polar bears that we had been spared from the invasion of hipsters and their brakeless fixed gear bicycles, you are wrong. When you ride down the streets, there is so much flannel, mustache and tight jeans that you’d think you are in the really cool side of New York City. Good for them! Top Billin’ are a Finnish crew that is loved for their music in the scene (which I obviously don’t belong to), but they made this very well produced and filmed music video together with the hipsters of Helsinki.

One of the nicest places in Helsinki for cruising

The thing that bugs me in the video is surprisingly not the hipsters themselves, but their apparent lack of self-preservation. According to the video, they ride drunk, without helmets, without brakes and without lights. They run red lights, dodge between pedestrians crossing the crosswalk, surf between cars and simply portray massive amounts of dickery, which is not good PR for cyclists. It’s still a pretty video though and it has Pelago bicycles in it!

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By Markus Sandelin

Markus is a bike commuter gadget freak who is learning the ropes of the bike world, you can find him all around the web - but you can start with his twitter at @banton.