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Woefully unsourced[edit]

Almost all the "references" are more unsourced assertions. This should be snowballed in my opinion.---Mona- (talk) 03:09, 9 January 2016 (UTC)

What exactly do you mean with this? By the way the article on Roman emporors also almost completely lacks sources. If there are controversial statements that you doubt, you can always fact tag them and someone (maybe me, maybe someone else, that's the beauty of a wiki) will find a source. Avengerofthe BoN (talk) 18:32, 9 January 2016 (UTC)
I'm more wondering how this is missional. - Smerdis of Tlön, LOAD "*", 8, 1. 02:54, 15 January 2016 (UTC)
It's not. Does this fit in the snowball clause?---Mona- (talk) 04:52, 15 January 2016 (UTC)
I'd go with the AFD process. It might be saveable. - Smerdis of Tlön, LOAD "*", 8, 1. 05:52, 15 January 2016 (UTC)

Why I removed the hipster stuff from the lead[edit]

The reason I deleted the references to hipster from the lead (In some European cities like Amsterdam or Copenhagen, a bike is a must-have accessory for urban parents and hipsters pretty much everyone. Cargo bikes are widely used in much of the so-called "developing world" to move goods to market and they are increasingly used in the Netherlands and Denmark as well as hipster hotbeds in other countries to move children around.) was that the examples provided are nonsensical. The whole point of citing Denmark and the Netherlands, and especially Amsterdam and Copenhagen, is to illustrate examples of "mass cycling", not cases of weird neon lycra-clad enthusiasts. Also, using cargo bikes to ferry children around is certainly not a hipster phenomenon. If such a segmentation needs to be applied, a Richard Florida'esqueWikipedia's W.svg creative classWikipedia's W.svg would probably hit closer to home in the case of cargo bikes. This is also for the practical reasons that in these (mainly flat) urban areas, a cargo bike tends to be sufficient for most daily needs while avoiding the substantial costs involved with maintaining, and finding parking space for, a car. Instead, I'd propose that if you want to associate a particular type of bicycle with hipsters, it's more likely to be the fixed-gear bicycleWikipedia's W.svg aka "fixie bike" which seems to be a special obsession among bicycle messengers, wannabes and hipsters. ScepticWombat (talk) 23:18, 23 February 2016 (UTC)