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Old 01-14-07, 11:46 AM   #1
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Team Cinzano

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Qzn6opcusE

Enjoy the flashback...BTW is this even remotely possible(speed) on flat?
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Old 01-14-07, 12:04 PM   #2
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before everyone gets way too critical of "he is in the wrong ring" or "so-and-so rode in the distance shots," this is by far one of my favorite movies AND is the one reason I became interested in cycling.

thanks for posting this! it is nice to see this again
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Old 01-14-07, 12:09 PM   #3
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Is it just me, or does the lead character from this movie look suspiciously like Beck?

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this is going to turn into a thread criticizing the whole "wrong ring" issue.
but let me tell you, anyone who can't spin the little ring that fast is a damn sissy!
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Is it just me, or does the lead character from this movie look suspicously like Beck?

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Thanks for posting. I haven't seen this movie since a friend lost my copy...
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BTW is this even remotely possible(speed) on flat?
I'd say yes if you got monster legs, but not with ordinary gearing. 60mph is not that much more than the 45mph that trackies do in sprint. A truck just pulls you with itself.
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Have your friend throw you a ten spot.

http://www.amazon.com/Breaking-Away-.../dp/B00003CX96
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Enjoy the flashback...BTW is this even remotely possible(speed) on flat?

Totally possible in very short bursts, but not cruising along for nearly 100 miles...
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Old 01-14-07, 02:24 PM   #10
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so weird that this get posted today. i watched this movie last night. and yes we all thought he looks like beck.
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Man, that Scientology ish runs deeper than I suspected... Dianetics, b*tches!
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BTW is this even remotely possible(speed) on flat?
Absolutely, 152 MPH is possible on flat ground.
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Yes, this is possible. I used to do motorpace training on a regular basis. I would maintain speeds of 60- 65 mph for several miles using 52/12 gearing.
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Refund? REFUND!?
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so weird that this get posted today. i watched this movie last night.
Not so strange, as someone posts about this movie every so often... ;)
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Have your friend throw you a ten spot.

http://www.amazon.com/Breaking-Away-.../dp/B00003CX96
She offered to, but I instinctively said: "Nah, don't worry 'bout it..."

I remember she also lost my copy of Rushmore...

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yeah I liked the movie too. I was just a little kid when I saw that movie first, and I never forgot that scene.

Now for my Negative Nancy comments. He put like 3 turns on that spoke nipple!

Oh and I never noticed it before, but they put a little ramp where he rode off the curb after kissing the mailman. If they have so much respect for front wheels, why did they let him tweak the hell outa that spoke?
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If they have so much respect for front wheels, why did they let him tweak the hell outa that spoke?
Nah, thats not why. Its to keep his goofy ass from crashing when he went off the walk.
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i haven't seen that movie since i forget who i loaned it to. dammit.

one of my coworkers, not a biker but knows i am, said my BF looks like the lead character. i found that pretty funny.

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pffft. Try that on junior restricted gearing, 42-14. I hit 72 km/h. cheat.
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Yes, this is possible. I used to do motorpace training on a regular basis. I would maintain speeds of 60- 65 mph for several miles using 52/12 gearing.
oh my god. fun. i wana do that.
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Eddy Van Guyse

Eddy Van Guyse was one of the Team Cinzano riders?! That looks like his signature. He calls a lot of big races across the country now.
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Eddy Van Guyse was one of the Team Cinzano riders?! That looks like his signature. He calls a lot of big races across the country now.
yes he was. fun guy, too.
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i was hoping the driver would take both hands from the wheel for six. what a letdown.
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