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Old 12-28-04, 02:21 AM   #1
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Fixie acrobatics (video)

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

Oh man, I could not do that in 1000000000 years
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Old 12-28-04, 03:57 AM   #2
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whoa...
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Old 12-28-04, 04:41 AM   #3
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Is this love?

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Old 12-28-04, 11:11 AM   #4
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wow. i want one of those bikes....i dunno why, i just do.
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Old 12-28-04, 11:26 AM   #5
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I dunno, kind of lame...no soccer balls or goalies. Plus they never use their front wheels
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Old 12-28-04, 11:40 AM   #6
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I dunno, kind of lame...no soccer balls or goalies. Plus they never use their front wheels
Did you notice those front wheels don't flop around with all their movement? If I tried that with any of my bikes (like I ever could), my fork would do a 360 in short order. Looks like they've got the headsets tightened down to make the fork static yet managable if the need arises.
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Old 12-28-04, 11:41 AM   #7
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And nice skills, by the way!
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Could someone describe these for me? I'm on an absurdly slow connection and I don't really want to let the donload run for like 5 hours unless it's actually worth leaving my connection running all night...
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Could someone describe these for me? I'm on an absurdly slow connection and I don't really want to let the donload run for like 5 hours unless it's actually worth leaving my connection running all night...
Four guys are riding modified fixies around a basketball court, balancing on their backwheel only. Spins, whirls, rollarounds, back-n-forth. Great stuff.
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Old 12-28-04, 01:59 PM   #10
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yeah, they're videos mainly of dudes on fixies riding around in circles on a basketball (?) court.. sort of cool, really hard for sure, but i'd skip it if i were you.

not to put anybody down, but.......
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Old 12-28-04, 03:12 PM   #11
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the music is amazing
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they're basically riding unicycles no? (i didn't watch the entire thing, but i didn't see the front wheels touch the floor).
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Sweet....I've seen stuff like this before. Much respect to these guys.
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If I could just do a wheelie track stand with no hands my life would be complete.
I hear they are workin on a HEAVY METAL version
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Old 12-28-04, 05:02 PM   #15
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i won't ignore the rediculous amount of skill it takes for those people to do what they do... however... i also can't ignore the skintight flag suits or the cheeseball music...
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thanks for sharing this. beautiful.
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Thats a unique way to do flatlanding I know a guy that does that kind of thing (trials/street/park) on his road bike. Amazing control
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pat romano was doing a bunch of that on a mongoose 20" wheel bmx fixie in the circus way back in the early 80's and maybe even the late 70's. he can be seen doing a multiple barspin wheelie in peewee's big adventure.
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that was great. i would love to see it in person.
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those guys have skills, but that was kind of silly. am i the only one who was always waiting for them to run into each other?
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pat romano was doing a bunch of that on a mongoose 20" wheel bmx fixie in the circus way back in the early 80's and maybe even the late 70's. he can be seen doing a multiple barspin wheelie in peewee's big adventure.
He can also be seen doing this in the movie Quicksilver. Along with Woody Itson and few other old school bmx/freestylers. Saw some german website a while back with a ton of this stuff on it. It's probably like breakdancing; people have been doing it for years, but it's just been on th dl....
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I used to see a guy riding around campus on a unicycle. This year he switched to a bike without a front wheel. He's got some videos and pics of his stuff on his page. http://www.reeder.unicyclist.com/
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I used to see a guy riding around campus on a unicycle. This year he switched to a bike without a front wheel. He's got some videos and pics of his stuff on his page. http://www.reeder.unicyclist.com/
His bass helps him cheat! none the less still cool
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I went crazy a few months ago and downloaded like 25 videos like this. If I remember correctly it's called artistic cycling. It's not as impressive when you realize they ride a 1:1 ratio which is basically the same thing as a unicycle with an extra wheel on the front for the dramatic appearance of a perpetual wheelie. Don't get me wrong, these people are awesome and super talented... it's just not the same as someone doing this on a regular track bike. It does kinda make me want to setup a 1:1 bike to screw around on though!
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I used to see a guy riding around campus on a unicycle. This year he switched to a bike without a front wheel. He's got some videos and pics of his stuff on his page. http://www.reeder.unicyclist.com/
Hahah.. he has MTB unicycle setups! I've never heard of such a thing until now.. doesn't sound terribly fun actually.
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