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Old 08-23-05, 03:05 PM   #1
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The best fixed gear video yet!

I know there have been some videos posted on here before. But this video blows them all away as far as I am concerned. These guys are great!!!!! The site seems to be very busy (or just slow) so it might take a while to download. But well worth the wait!

http://www.hk-icycling.net/movie/erl4men.mpg

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Old 08-23-05, 03:11 PM   #2
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The site's slow and I haven't been able to get at the video. Is this the video showing a group in tight white outfits doing acrobatic "dance" type moves in a small arena?
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Right click and save the link. It speeds things up
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I think it's the 4 guys in tights doing the backwards wheelies...
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http://www.xtremeride.net/webisodes/vol17/uni.mov

no brakes wheelie for days!
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do a search for "indoor (artistic) cycling"
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Likewise..
I have tremendous tremendous respect for these guys but... i just can't watch..
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For me the Chariots of Fire music killed it but that is more talent than I have.
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anyone by any chance would know that song that follows chariots of fire?
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looks great but a little too gay for me...
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insanity doesn't come close to describing that
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looks great but a little too gay for me...
now THAT says something.
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No offense if that unicycler is in here, but can anyone say "circus freak?"

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Old 08-23-05, 11:54 PM   #15
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looks great but a little too gay for me...
That is true. But it does make all the people posting about track stands and backwards circles to shame. Plus I tend to like circus freaks myself. . .
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WOW - no handed backward manuals!!!
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No offense if that unicycler is in here, but can anyone say "circus freak?"

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i saw a unicyclist bag mt. diablo. that was freaky.
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http://michaelmartin.com/blog/photos/track_video.html

this is less like balet, and more like fighting. we all like a good fight!
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this is less like balet, and more like fighting. we all like a good fight!
Yeah, that has been posted here endlessly. But all I see from it is rehashed BMX tricks, trackstands, and backwards circles. Not sure how you got "fighting" from it. Certainly seems more MTV'ish.
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it's true. I have posted this clip 3 times on bike forums. I forget there is 116 people looking at this. small audiance, sorry for the repeat. I compared the clips to fighting because its a far cry from artistic cycling. we can agree to that, even you. My clip is a 1 minute tease for a forty minute project. I assure you there is plenty o footage mashin and mobbin to keep you on your toes. oh, and as for mtv.. if you like mtv, you will love messenger, the puma promo of alf. and i didn't see any backwards circles in this, did you? your right, bmx came first, and i'm sure some of these guys have spent time on a 20in bmx, but not going 40mph around town... cookiemonster I started a list and your the only sourpuss on it. luv


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Yeah, that has been posted here endlessly. But all I see from it is rehashed BMX tricks, trackstands, and backwards circles. Not sure how you got "fighting" from it. Certainly seems more MTV'ish.
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cookiemonster I started a list and your the only sourpuss on it. luv
Now I'm, a sourpuss for pointing out my opinion? Best of luck with the video. I never said I did not like it. It is just comparing apples and oranges. Nothing wrong with shamelessly promoting your project. I would do the same.

But if I am on a list at least I am first.

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Regarding the four guys on fixies doing the routine, if they were riding unicycles, that wouldn't seem that amazing. They are using their fixed-gears as unicycles with the rest of the bike as a counter-weight.

It's still cool though.

Not as cool as anything that Kevin Jones, Chase Gouin, or Paul Osicka can throw down with a parking lot, a freewheel, and no brakes.

(I wonder who's gonna pick up on that reference?)
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Not as cool as anything that Kevin Jones, Chase Gouin, or Paul Osicka can throw down with a parking lot, a freewheel, and no brakes.

agreed, am working on my deathtruck to dumptruck now!
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dont forget about Rick Moliterno and his backwards mini ramp stylee
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Here's a very recent photo of Kevin Jones that I shot for Ride UK (on newsstand now)

Trick: Switch elbow glide on the pedal

This is all uncanny balance. Notice that he has no fingers on the brakes.

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