This chapter assesses how the motor-bike both reflected and generated many of the central meanings of the bike culture. It is one of the main elements of the culture's stylistic make-up. In a general and unspecific way, it was clear that the motor-bike was one of the main interests of the motor-bike boys in the club under investigation. Most of their activities were based on this interest. A large part of conversation was devoted to the motor-cycle: discussing new models, comparing performance, or describing in detail how repair jobs were done. Here, the chapter argues that the motor-bike was not simply one object in a random collection of objects and activities that occupy the life-space of an underprivileged group, but possessed an expressive function which highlights a distinctive and meaningful construction of culture through modern technology.
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