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Old 01-08-05, 11:00 AM   #1
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Fixie Bike Tricks... 100 years ago! (video)

http://memory.loc.gov/mbrs/varsmp/0836.mpg

cool stuff....
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Old 01-08-05, 11:08 AM   #2
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that's awesome
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Old 01-08-05, 11:14 AM   #3
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i just watched rumble through the bronx cuz it's raining and i don't have money to finish my wheelset...this was a nice epilogue.
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Old 01-08-05, 11:18 AM   #4
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It looks like he has short bullhorn bars turned towards him, and almost a 1:1 gear ratio!

trials 1899 style!

look at those bar spins- he does 'em like its no one's business.
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Old 01-08-05, 12:02 PM   #5
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The BMX guys and gals should see this.
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Old 01-08-05, 12:23 PM   #6
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Funny, that's exactly what I thought. Flatlanding is as old as the hills.
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Old 01-08-05, 12:28 PM   #7
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Um... mebbe it's a doctored video?
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Old 01-08-05, 12:39 PM   #8
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Um... mebbe it's a doctored video?
I doubt it.... What makes you think its doctored?
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Old 01-08-05, 12:51 PM   #9
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I'm skeptical of any video. Just because it says copyright 1899 doesn't mean it's so. Suppose I wore a "Bill Clinton" nametag... does that make me Bill Clinton?
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I'm skeptical of any video. Just because it says copyright 1899 doesn't mean it's so. Suppose I wore a "Bill Clinton" nametag... does that make me Bill Clinton?
This video comes from the American Memory of the Library of Congress. I'd think that they would check the authenticity of it.....
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yeah heres the page that has all the info about the video.

http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/varstg:@field(NUMBER(0836))
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Thats pretty cool.
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does the library of congress also have the video of thomas edison electrocuting an elephant for the sake of science?

(cool bike video, by the way)
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Cool vid
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Very nice.
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Is that guy in the 50+ forum?
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that is pretty amazing (i was skeptical at first too... but it's entierly plausable after searching around the web)

I love his little backwards 'swosh' he does with the bike to get the pedals horizontal again about 3/4 into the clip
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It's in the BMX forum also
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I got worms.
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http://www.archive.org/movies/detail...id=ssfCYCL1915

I had to save this to disk first. A fun tandem is a little bit into the clip, I'd love a close up of it.
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That was probably filmed nearby me at his lab in Orange, Nj like most of his other work.

The original Hollywood.
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