Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-24-06, 10:59 AM   #1
AfterThisNap
Taking "s" outta "Fast"
Thread Starter
 
AfterThisNap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Zoo York City
Bikes:
Posts: 1,989
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
%% % NYC Thursday: Free showing of "Breaking Away" and bike repair workshop !!

Booyah!


Tomorrow night at the Times-Up! space on 49 houston, Breaking Away will be shown upstairs after the start of the free bike repair workshop in the basement. Thursday nights are open workshops, so bring your bike to get it repaired and tuned, or have your nagging questions answered by professional mechanics.
The atmosphere is very laid back and cycists of all abilites are welcome. So get your ride in shape, then go upstairs for some tasty refreshments and enjoy the best cycling movie of the 80s!


Xup is a NYC direct action environmental non-profit that, among other things, promotes cycling in all aspects across all five boroughs. It is an entirely volunteer based operation so feel free to donate funds, your time and expertise, or old bike parts. See you there.
AfterThisNap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-06, 11:08 AM   #2
EnLaCalle
Radio Bemba 00.0
 
EnLaCalle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Rocking the spot.
Bikes:
Posts: 866
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What time does the workshop start, ATN? I just got a new road bike that I want to fix up!
EnLaCalle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-06, 11:10 AM   #3
hyperRevue
King Among Runaways
 
hyperRevue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: MKE
Bikes: 2004 Bianchi Pista, Cannondale Track, Soma Pake, Schwinn Breeze
Posts: 4,215
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That movie really won an oscar?
__________________
"I owe everyone an apology" - hyperrevue
hyperRevue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-06, 11:17 AM   #4
shishi
Senior Member
 
shishi's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: brooklyn, NY
Bikes: Sparton(custon track), Fuji
Posts: 1,290
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks for the heads up.
shishi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-06, 11:44 AM   #5
Aeroplane
jack of one or two trades
 
Aeroplane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Suburbia, CT
Bikes: Old-ass gearie hardtail MTB, fix-converted Centurion LeMans commuter, SS hardtail monster MTB
Posts: 5,637
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by hyperRevue
That movie really won an oscar?
Screenplay. The same could be said of Ben Afleck.
Aeroplane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-06, 11:45 AM   #6
hyperRevue
King Among Runaways
 
hyperRevue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: MKE
Bikes: 2004 Bianchi Pista, Cannondale Track, Soma Pake, Schwinn Breeze
Posts: 4,215
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yeah, but Matt was clearly the brains of that duo.
__________________
"I owe everyone an apology" - hyperrevue
hyperRevue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-06, 01:10 PM   #7
AfterThisNap
Taking "s" outta "Fast"
Thread Starter
 
AfterThisNap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Zoo York City
Bikes:
Posts: 1,989
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Breaking Away

1979-USA-Coming-of-Age/Sports Drama
N.Y. Times Review by Janet Maslin
Best 1,000
PLOT DESCRIPTION
Dennis Christopher stars as a recent high school graduate in
Bloomington, Indiana, who is caught with his friends -- Dennis Quaid,
Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley -- coasting between high school and
deciding what to do with the rest of their lives. The four friends are
snobbishly looked down upon by the college students of the town as
"cutters," since they were born in Bloomington and their parents
worked in the local limestone quarries that built the university.
Dennis Christopher's character Dave wants to be a champion bicycle
racer and he idolizes the Italian racing team -- so much so that he
speaks, thinks, and acts Italian, all to his father's (Paul Dooley)
forlorn exasperation. Dave falls for a college girl (Robyn Douglass),
but is ashamed to admit he is a cutter and poses as an Italian
exchange student to impress her. Dave is particularly excited when his
heroes -- the Italian racers -- come to town for a race. But they are
even more snobbish than the college students and rely on dirty tricks
to keep Dave from winning a race against them. After that ordeal, Dave
throws away his false identity and convinces his friends to enter the
university's "Little 500" bicycle race against the college students.
This light-hearted and heartwarming tale was a surprising
word-of-mouth success at the box-office and won several awards,
including an Academy Award for "Best Screenplay."
~ Paul Brenner,
All Movie Guide


I wonder who wins.

Last edited by AfterThisNap; 05-24-06 at 01:18 PM.
AfterThisNap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-06, 01:15 PM   #8
shishi
Senior Member
 
shishi's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: brooklyn, NY
Bikes: Sparton(custon track), Fuji
Posts: 1,290
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
damn cutters
shishi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-06, 04:29 PM   #9
genericbikedude
如果你能讀了這個你講中文
 
genericbikedude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: New York
Bikes:
Posts: 3,542
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Won't be able to make it this week...

...hey ATN, is any steady help needed for the mechanincs program in the basement? Whenever I show up trying to go and help out, there seem to be 5 mechanics for every patron. Are there any days that need scheduled facilitators?
genericbikedude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-06, 05:08 PM   #10
notfred
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: San Francisco, CA
Bikes:
Posts: 1,169
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Is that a road bike with left hand drive?
notfred is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-06, 05:11 PM   #11
Yoshi
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 2,544
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by notfred
Is that a road bike with left hand drive?
They probably flipped that layer for so that he was facing to the right (or for some other reason).
Yoshi is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:47 PM.