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    so i just watched breaking away.

    first of all, WHOA.

    the only bike movie ive seen before was quicksilver, and thats just a two hour long joke, with a punchline that sucks.

    this **** was totally epic.


    second of all, what kind of track bike was homeboy riding that had a one piece crank?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fruit
    first of all, WHOA.

    the only bike movie ive seen before was quicksilver, and thats just a two hour long joke, with a punchline that sucks.

    this **** was totally epic.


    second of all, what kind of track bike was homeboy riding that had a one piece crank?!?

    Great movie. The bikes are AMF "Roadmasters". They are not fixed but SS.
    Bob Ruddy

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    MAMA! The Italians are coming!

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    That is the running track. My dad is in the stands for when they filmed the epic scene. I am going to be attending this years event....I hope.

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    Refund? REFUND!?

    -one of my favorites

    the only part of breaking away that makes me sad is when he's drafting the semi and all of a sudden he's in the little ring for a brief shot.

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    now you've gotta rent American Flyer and Rad Racing and you've seen them all (unless I am leaving other classic biking movies out).

    I guess frame pumps can come in handy after all...

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantdude
    now you've gotta rent American Flyer and Rad Racing and you've seen them all (unless I am leaving other classic biking movies out).

    I guess frame pumps can come in handy after all...
    That one was just called "Rad!" (which it most certainly was) - Rad Racing was the name of the team.

    The other day at the bike shop, the song that's playing when they are doing tricks at the school dance came on the radio - we all rejoiced. Rad! is definitely a must-see.

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    crue-jones is my hero

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    i cant think of a better actor for a stock broker/bike messenger character than Kevin Bacon. Lets give him a round of applause.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tombo
    i cant think of a better actor for a stock broker/bike messenger character than Kevin Bacon. Lets give him a round of applause.

    jude law.

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    breaking away is great... little 500 is ****ing crazy down here every year. the race is weird though. they ride coaster brakes on a flat cinder track. you're allowed to mod the bike however you want though outside of the frame. i'm pretty sure the fiji team rode a fixed in the race last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MLPROJECT
    breaking away is great... little 500 is ****ing crazy down here every year. the race is weird though. they ride coaster brakes on a flat cinder track. you're allowed to mod the bike however you want though outside of the frame. i'm pretty sure the fiji team rode a fixed in the race last year.

    i was wondering how the dudes who had never ridden fixies could just POOF! and skid on command for the trade-offs.

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    yeah.. their trade offs are basically just skidding with one foot using the coaster brake on the loose track as the other guy on the right picks it up to take off. its pretty crazy to watch how fast they get them down and someone always eats hard **** in the process.

    its weird to see how big cycling here is, but in the way that it pretty much only revolves around little 5 - not a whole lot of road racing, no one i know of racing track besides some of the kids just hitting indianapolis for fun.

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    Have you seen 3 seconds?

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    nope... what's that about? didn't even see it in imdb

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    Dude, 2 Seconds ... which is an awesome movie, yes. I watched that on the french channel (no subs) awhile back. Didn't understand most of the dialogue but it still sucked me in for two hours.

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    The Triplets of Belleville.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantdude
    now you've gotta rent American Flyer
    Don't bother. It's one of the worst movies ever made. A total let down compared to Breaking Away.

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    Having seen breaking away in the theater when it first came out, I was psyched to rent it on NetFlix and introduce it to my 14 year old son. Even more psyched when he asked me the other day if we could rent it again............
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    Triplets of Belleville isn't really a bike film, IMO. There were a whole lotta bikes in the beginning, but the middle and end of the film were very much bikeless.

    Quote Originally Posted by avner View Post
    I loled. Twice. Then I cried. Then I rubbed one out and cried again, but thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giboyeux
    The Triplets of Belleville.
    <-- yes indeed!

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    Triplets of Belleville isn't really a bike film, IMO. There were a whole lotta bikes in the beginning, but the middle and end of the film were very much bikeless.
    c'mon folks... this was a great flick. Some of the images (bike related) were priceless.

    The guy's huge calves
    her chasing him in training on her tricycle
    her truing his wheels after the ride, pinging the spokes like a harp

    the whole concept of some brutal gambling game based on a mechanized cycle race

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    yeah that crash right after the pace car dipped off was insane. i was in the infield in that turn for it... total bummer. it messed up all the predictions and seperated the field like crazy.

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