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BiKe_GuY666 06-24-04 09:46 PM

hey
i wuz juss wonderin whats tha longest wheelie anyone has pulled off......i havent quite counted how long mine are but i can say i can easily pull one at least 100 feet...............i use a junk bike that stays behind all my good bmx bikes. its really a piece of ****, i mean it only cost $40 but now its probably more...its actually the lightest bike i have....the front end is the lightest ull ever try........now the neck and handle bars have been replaced with diamondback ones.......but back to the question......im juss curious as to whats the longest wheelie uve ever done?

I am sorry for any AOL shorthand I have used in my typing. I apologize, also, If I dont spell things right.

novice_101 06-25-04 11:51 AM


Originally Posted by BiKe_GuY666
hey
i wuz juss wonderin whats tha longest wheelie anyone has pulled off......i havent quite counted how long mine are but i can say i can easily pull one at least 100 feet...............i use a junk bike that stays behind all my good bmx bikes. its really a piece of ****, i mean it only cost $40 but now its probably more...its actually the lightest bike i have....the front end is the lightest ull ever try........now the neck and handle bars have been replaced with diamondback ones.......but back to the question......im juss curious as to whats the longest wheelie uve ever done?

I am sorry for any AOL shorthand I have used in my typing. I apologize, also, If I dont spell things right.


i can eaisly do a 150 footer but i never measured i use a trek vert 2

dk_dude 06-26-04 03:24 AM

do u sit down when u wheelie or stay standin?

PGZX3 06-26-04 10:21 AM

I used to be able to power wheelie about 2 city blocks....and I could easily manual 2 or 3 city blocks....but these days maybe 10 parking spaces....lol....

BMXguy 07-05-04 09:11 PM

i can only do about 10 feet, sometimes 20 (i just started about a week ago, and i've been focusing only on barspins) but i just wrecked earlier today, and my parents took my bike away till this gash i got in my side heals. till then, just firecrackers, tv, pc, and Xbox for me.

BiKe_GuY666 07-08-04 02:21 AM


Originally Posted by dk_dude
do u sit down when u wheelie or stay standin?

i can sit down or stand up.....i recently purchased a new bike and its harder to sit so i stand.

freerider420 08-15-04 11:45 PM

i cna ride a whellie for almost an 8th of a mile

GttaM30 08-16-04 08:10 AM

I have no idea how long I can. I prefer standing b/c sitting and doing a wheelie is pretty hard.

Bruskys 08-16-04 10:12 AM

does nebody no wut the record for longest wheelie or manual is

BMXTRIX 08-16-04 11:46 AM

FROM GUINESSWORLDRECORDS.com:

Longest Bicycle Wheelie Journey
The longest bicycle journey doing a wheelie the whole way was 4,569 km (2,839.6 miles) by Kurt Osburn of Fullerton, California, who traveled from Hollywood, California, to Orlando, Florida, USA, between April 13 and June 25, 1999. "I never knew America was such a big country. You just don't realize how far it is coast-to-coast," he said after his wondrous one-wheeled epic.

I would expect that he would go many miles every day on one wheel before taking a break.

Manuals are a different story as you aren't allowed to pedal. So, that's as long as the hill you are able to find. Probably a couple of miles or something like that.

pnj 08-16-04 12:25 PM

bmxtrix, you may remember brian scurra had a bike set up to do wheelies way back when. but it was direct drive, I think, so it's kind of like cheating...:)
he had a really skinny wheel on the front, like a sew-up or something, vector bars/stem combo and a banana seat. I don't know how far he wheelied, I think it was more for doing shows with then setting records.

BMXTRIX 08-16-04 01:17 PM


Originally Posted by pnj
bmxtrix, you may remember brian scurra had a bike set up to do wheelies way back when. but it was direct drive, I think, so it's kind of like cheating...:)
he had a really skinny wheel on the front, like a sew-up or something, vector bars/stem combo and a banana seat. I don't know how far he wheelied, I think it was more for doing shows with then setting records.

I most definitely remember that, as well I remember some stuff about the world record belonging to Scura and then to some other guy. It was something like Scura had the world record for worlds longest wheelie, then this guy did it a little further, then Scura did it like a couple of miles...

In response the guy did a wheelie for like 62 miles or something ridiculous like that. It was an asinine distnace and completely leveled the old record the Scura had held. The guy basically said "If you are going to go for a world record, then dedicate yourself to setting the world record and stop screwing around."

Wheelies on 20" bikes don't even compare to wheelies done on bikes built and designed to do wheelies on specifically.

haro_rider09 08-16-04 02:23 PM

they make bikes for wheelies?maybe i read it rong

Ninshadow 08-16-04 09:47 PM

Does anyone know a website for these "Wheelie Bikes"?

BMXTRIX 08-16-04 10:34 PM

No THEY don't make bikes for wheelies, but people build and setup bikes specifically for wheelies to make the wheelies easier to do and more comfortable to ride on.

They use stock equipment, but put on specific equipment to make wheelies easier and more comfortable. A nice big comfortable seat that is leaned way forward. It sucks to sit on when you ride normally, but in a wheelie, it's at the perfect angle.

Bars that are comfortable, seat at the right height, longer cranks, a better gear ratio... sometimes they use fixed gearing. There is a lot you can do with a bike to make it better to wheelie on.

But we ride freestyle, so we manual. Not wheelie.

Ninshadow 08-16-04 10:38 PM

I am still learnig to manual I made the mistake of not working on it much

haro_rider09 08-17-04 02:05 PM

i fell off my bike doing a barhop and i cant manual right now.....right on my @ss

BmxDude56 08-18-04 11:09 AM

I'm usually standing up when I'm doin wheelies cause my bikes pretty heavy but I can ride a good height when i'm riding manuals.

BmxDude56 08-18-04 11:13 AM

I tried seein how high I could do a wheelie without flippin it but when I tried holdin it for a good 10 seconds I flipped it and fell flat on my @ss. luckily my mom never found out.

GttaM30 08-18-04 12:39 PM

Dont pull up so high, just keep it where the back tire is level and where you can hold your weight.

jrt1990 08-18-04 03:45 PM

15 pedals is my longest baby.....ya

haro_rider09 08-18-04 03:46 PM

wow thats not far

GttaM30 08-18-04 04:24 PM

lol haro_rider 15 pedals is ok i guess...

jrt1990 08-18-04 05:44 PM

nope it sux but hey, im workin on it

GttaM30 08-18-04 06:09 PM

Ya that's all that counts. Keep working at it then you will be able to do it for blocks


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