Sometimes things take on a life of their own

Sometimes as a photographer and a writer, I get to watch something I’ve done grow into some sort of monster. Take this seemingly innocuous photo from the Globe bike launch we covered. This particular bike was set up with the brake on the top tube not in seriousness, but just to express the different things you can do with a fixie.

Since the shot ran, the image has been a big topic of conversation on Flickr, and BikeSnobNYC even picked it up as a post. That’s a lot of chatter for a picture of a bike with a brake in a funny place.

Show a pic of a bike with no brake though and people will completely ignore it.

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