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Old 09-16-10, 11:04 PM   #1
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BBC Documentary about bikes (from Road forum)

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Robert Penn traces the history of bikes and cycling, while travelling around the world collecting parts for a unique bike. He visits factories and workshops like Campag, Brooks, etc. Well worth watching. This was broadcast on BBC4 in August 2010

http://bit.ly/cCTEdi
It's 6 parts, make sure you click the next in the series.

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Old 09-16-10, 11:15 PM   #2
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I watched it the other day and I liked it a lot.

I would love to build my very own dream bike...some day.
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Old 09-16-10, 11:25 PM   #3
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I just started watching (thanks to your link) but I can already tell i'm going to enjoy this.
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Old 09-17-10, 07:32 AM   #4
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Thanks for the link. I just watched 2 parts but I'm late for work so I'll check out the rest tonight
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Old 09-17-10, 08:17 AM   #5
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darnit. can't stop watching. And i'm suppose to be working.
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Old 09-17-10, 10:01 AM   #6
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awesome. good looks carleton. It's a slow day at work so this post came up at the right time
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Old 09-17-10, 10:20 AM   #7
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thanks for the video, it was good to watch.

my vigorelli frame made an appearance, made me smile.
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Old 09-17-10, 11:36 AM   #8
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That was sweet. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 09-17-10, 01:00 PM   #9
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the chick with the Xs on her ta tas makes me wanna go to Portland
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Old 09-19-10, 01:12 PM   #10
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I second that one
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He could have saved himself a pantload by buying a frameset from bikeisland.com or performancebike.com and ebaying all the other parts and learning how to build his own wheels, and posting it in the road forum. How would have gotten basically the same bike and the same number of people drooling over it, without having to waste time and money flying, talking to people, and making a documentary. What a dumbass.

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Old 09-19-10, 02:54 PM   #12
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He could have saved himself a pantload by buying a frameset from bikeisland.com or performancebike.com and ebaying all the other parts and learning how to build his own wheels, and posting it in the road forum. How would have gotten basically the same bike and the same number of people drooling over it, without having to waste time and money flying, talking to people, and making a documentary. What a dumbass.
You could have saved your self a pantload (assuming you wear small pants) of your time by not watching it and saved us a small pantload of our time reading your grumpy post...just saying.
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Thanks for the link
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He could have saved himself a pantload by buying a frameset from bikeisland.com or performancebike.com and ebaying all the other parts and learning how to build his own wheels, and posting it in the road forum. How would have gotten basically the same bike and the same number of people drooling over it, without having to waste time and money flying, talking to people, and making a documentary. What a dumbass.
yeah! who would even want a job anyway? theyre so boring.
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it was a nice watch. BBC makes good documentaries
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This reminds me of the Discovery show "How It's Made", haha. They had an episode on Campy chains once, it was really cool
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Can't wait to watch; love BBC documentaries and cycling! Thanks for the link!
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I am always a fan of documentaries. This one is good. Thanks for sharing.
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the wheel builder is just hilarious.

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the wheel builder is just hilarious.
He seem so mellow and very patient with his work, which is why his wheels are top notch.
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You could have saved your self a pantload (assuming you wear small pants) of your time by not watching it and saved us a small pantload of our time reading your grumpy post...just saying.
Your sarcasm detector is broken.
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dont forget he probably got hooked up with alot of those parts just for featuring their shop
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Very cool. Inspiring, educational, and interesting.
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dont forget he probably got hooked up with alot of those parts just for featuring their shop
for some reason. it didn't seem that way.
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Oh, that's why Campy stuff is so expensive. They're elitists.
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