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    He had never seen "Breaking Away"

    My 26 YO son that is.

    I know it's just a schmaltzy mid 70's coming of age movie, but still... you've never watched this?

    He did enjoy the flick. I told him to pay close attention to the "race bikes" in the Little 500 section. Of course seeing all the now C&V is pretty cool as well.

    Then we saw Django Unchained, I pointed out Dennis Christopher as Leonardo de Caprios lawyer (Leonide Moguy) being the same guy.
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    I've been cycling avidly for 23 years, and I don't recall ever seeing "Breaking Away".

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    Its worth a watch at least once. Personally I have watched it several times.

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    Don't forget "American Flyers" as one of the greats too!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
    Its worth a watch at least once
    Well, I beg to differ. 100 mins of my life I'll never get back! The only decent part is where the idiot hero is racing with an 18-wheeler, and (unfortunately) doesn't get sucked under its wheels. If you want a great biking movie look out for "Pee Wee's Big Adventure" it's 10 mins shorter, far more realistic, and the acting and production is far better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wil Davis View Post
    If you want a great biking movie look out for "Pee Wee's Big Adventure"
    How about "BMX Bandits", starring a young Nicole Kidman?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TampaRaleigh View Post
    Don't forget "American Flyers" as one of the greats too!!!
    Yikes! I've never seen EITHER of those! Must be a Canuck thing .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by look566 rider View Post
    ... you've never watched this?
    I've never watched it. And I'm 50.

    Quote Originally Posted by TampaRaleigh View Post
    Don't forget "American Flyers" as one of the greats too!!!
    Haven't seen that one either.


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    Breaking Away, American Flyers, and Quicksilver for the trifecta !!!!
    I'm not pokey, but I'm certainly not speedy... sorta half-fast, I guess...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burton View Post
    Yikes! I've never seen EITHER of those! Must be a Canuck thing .....
    Ok... here's one for you, Burton... have you seen "2 Seconds"?

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0158446/

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    I consider it a classic low budget film 70's film. Mostly comedy a little drama angst of comming of age and the bonus of biking in it. Never asked for a refund, love me some ini food
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    It's a good movie, bicycles or not.
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    I lived in Bloomington and was riding bikes when Breaking Away was filmed there.
    Last Spring, took my stoker (whom I met in B-ton that same year) and our tandem down for the Bloomington Bicycle Club's Breaking Away Tour - we rode by several places featured in the film.
    This is where Dave Stoller and his family lived:

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    I still haven't seen it... and I just bought this bike. It's supposed to be an homage to the bike in the movie I guess.




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    Reeefund.....Reeeefund....
    Life is like riding a bicycle - in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving. ~Albert Einstein.

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    I've never seen the movie either, and by the way it sounds, I may not have missed much.

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    Never seen any of the movies mentioned in this thread. But have seen Rad, a few times.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Burton
    When some wild eyed eight foot tall maniac grabs you by the throat and taps the back of your favorite head head against the barroom wall, and he looks crooked in the eye, and he ask you if ya paid your dues, you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like that: "Have ya paid your dues, Jack?" "Yessir, the check is in the mail."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burton View Post
    Yikes! I've never seen EITHER of those! Must be a Canuck thing .....
    I don't think I've even heard of "American Flyers" ... as a movie. Weren't they a shoe?

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    American flyers had Alenandria Paul in it when she was young and really hot!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machka View Post
    I don't think I've even heard of "American Flyers" ... as a movie. Weren't they a shoe?
    cute, The Shoe was a PF Flyer, We do have American Flyer Bicycles but the movie Had Kevin Costner and Rae Dawn Chong and was suposed to be a serious family drama movie with cycling and a vehicle for the plot. Breaking Away was a coming of age movie with a bicycle as the vehicle. Quicksilver was a social redemption movie with Kevin Bacon. Big money guy goes into the dumps, cycles to make a living, redeems himself and goes back into Wall Street.
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    Don't compare any of them to "Premium Rush" I just suffered thru. The best part was watching the one messenger guy riding a carbon Parlee with Enve carbon componets and Enve $3000 carbon 46 rims racing thru traffic without a care on delivery. It was pure fantasy as I never seen any bike messengers like that when living in Philly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TampaRaleigh View Post
    Ok... here's one for you, Burton... have you seen "2 Seconds"?

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0158446/
    The grumpy old retrogrouch bike shop owner was *great*!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TampaRaleigh View Post
    Don't forget "American Flyers" as one of the greats too!!!
    That is required viewing in CO.
    And I bought the DVD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machka View Post
    I don't think I've even heard of "American Flyers" ... as a movie. Weren't they a shoe?
    Part of the movies was shot in the Colorado National Monument when they had the Hell of the West/Tour of the Moon race scenes. I only watched the movie to see the local shots.
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