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    Senior Member steve-in-kville's Avatar
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    Premium Rush at Red Box (SS/FG content!)

    I just saw this movie. It hit Red Box in the last day or so. Its worth seeing, just remember it is still a movie. Lots of riding. Not sure sure how realistic the FG handling was as I have never ridden fixed. He sure could lay a skid!

    Acting was good, plot was interesting. There were a few "corny" parts toward the end, but still worth the entire $1.27 I paid to see it. I think I read that a well known BMX trickster did a lot of stunts in the movie. I never watch a movie twice, back to back. But I was really tempted to with this one but didn't have the time.

    Has anyone else seen this yet? How realistic are the bike handling, braking, etc? I have a flip wheel and I am tempted to turn it around and try fixed.
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    K, do it

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    Nah, man. Those things are dangerous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve-in-kville View Post

    Has anyone else seen this yet? How realistic are the bike handling, braking, etc? I have a flip wheel and I am tempted to turn it around and try fixed.
    bike handling and braking in the movie is totally realistic; just like real life. that said, Scrod is right, riding a fixed gear (or fixie, as they call it) is dangerous. I would not recommend it.

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    You should try it, but I would recommend having brakes for the first 7 years or so.
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    breaks aer death
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    I'd rather ride a greasy bowling ball than one of those things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Training.Wheels View Post
    You should try it, but I would recommend having brakes for the first 7 years or so.
    Don't listen to this guy. He is trying to set you up. Wants you to look like a tool.

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    Before you even consider getting a bike, learn how to do no-handed track stands. Next, buy a Kilo TT. The sizing may confuse you but you should choose one based on what your friend says looks the coolest. Be sure to post a new thread about your bike right when it arrives. Then, start more threads along the lines of 'what should i upgrade first?', 'i think my crank is slipping' (complete with a video for bonus points) and 'what's wrong with my bike fit?' so we can help you figure it all out.

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    First unrealistic thing, is that he had a freewheel ratcheting sound on his Fixed gear bike on 1st minute of the movie.

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    Thanks for all the help guys *cough* *cough* I'll be sure to get my order in for the Kilo... I see that BikesDirect has all the sizes and colors available right now.
    Best regards - steve
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skinner View Post
    First unrealistic thing, is that he had a freewheel ratcheting sound on his Fixed gear bike on 1st minute of the movie.
    I don't think I caught that. I was, however, watching to see if he coasted at all, but that part looked pretty legit.
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    this is going much better than expected....

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    Quote Originally Posted by RGNY View Post
    this is going much better than expected....
    Better get some popcorn and beverages of choice....
    Best regards - steve
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    flip the wheel around and ride it. you will be fine. just take it easy.

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    This is a pretty good start:

    Everything about fixies

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bat56 View Post
    This is a pretty good start:

    Everything about fixies
    I legit laughed at that one. You're just silly.
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    I thought we were done with threads about this ****ing movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmytango View Post
    I thought we were done with threads about this ****ing movie.
    You misunderstood. We're done with being done with threads.

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    I used to be a fixie.
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    ive had this movie on my hd since a week after it came out and ive yet to watch it

    what kind of JGL fan am i?
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve-in-kville View Post
    still worth the entire $1.27
    $1.30 for Redbox here
    I should see where the nearest Oregon Redbox is - No sales tax, baby!
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    I just realized this thread has SS/FG content. I'm outta here!

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    I heard the book is twice as good.

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    Fixie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gloomy View Post
    Fixie
    that's a SW8 Fixie brah
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