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A movie with bicycles that you are probably not familiar with, and for good reasons

Old 02-07-19, 03:19 PM
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A movie with bicycles that you are probably not familiar with, and for good reasons

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Old 02-07-19, 08:13 PM
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Charming 60's agit-prop!

Single speed Raleigh Shopper methinks?
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RSW16 I think. Sash windows, VHF TV Aerials, milkman (?) shagging your wife and sneaking out the window, and Ena Sharples clones doing handbags at ten paces outside the pub. This much 60s could kill a man, probably with a rissole.
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Does anyone viewing this thread speak English?

Little help...?
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Anyone catch the trick bike edit early on?
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I was distracted by the cravat!
Like wow Fred! Where’s Daphnie and Velma?!
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I want that blue VW bug! Wait, I don’t have a licence anymore, nope still want it!!
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Old 02-09-19, 09:37 AM
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Original poster here... I have to say the neck scarf thing is my favorite part, by far. One trope that the movie reinforces is the stereotype that someone using a bicycle is somehow immature or naive to the society surrounding him. Another is that every bicycle movie has to have a crash (this one has two). Then there is that "love at first sight" trope. My favorite bicycle moment is the juvenile three wheeler... that's pretty awesome.
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Actors who ride bikes on TV and in movies invariably have the worst form imaginable. They had acting coaches for just about everything in Hollywood, except bike riding.

I was really looking forward to seeing the proposed (but never made) biopic where Leo DiCaprio was gonna play Lance Armstrong, just to see if Leo could ride a bike or not. I imagine that stunt doubles would have been needed for almost every action scene.
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Blue Eye Shadow, fire up the 80s, where's my shag carpet.
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Proper seat height anyone?
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Another is that every bicycle movie has to have a crash (this one has two).
The first is a cliche where he wasn't looking and collided with the girl who came up behind him, but the second was completely lame. Anyone who handled the bike as well as he did in the first part of the film would have been able to brake safely to a stop descending that hill before he crashed through the billboard.
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Originally Posted by Chr0m0ly View Post
I was distracted by the cravat!
Scarf, not cravat. Not only that, but an Isadora Duncan-quality scarf (below). That bastard is lucky he lived through the filming of this piece.

"Born in California, she lived in Western Europe and the Soviet Union from the age of 22 until her death at age 50, when her scarf became entangled in the wheels and axle of the car in which she was riding."

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... Isadora Duncan-quality scarf (below). That bastard is lucky he lived through the filming of this piece.
I used to always were a bandanna around my neck, in the 80's when I bicycled. It was my "thing". I never knew how close I was to endangering myself... I'd liked to think that dude's scarf would rip away, given an Isadora Duncan (ID) moment; but then again, maybe not!
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Proper seat height anyone?
No, I'll take blown knees instead.... yeah, you would think in Europe, someone would have stepped in and said something. Maybe it was a comical choice?
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I want that blue VW bug! Wait, I don’t have a licence anymore, nope still want it!!
I agree would love to have that 1964 Beetle !
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Don't recall ever hearing of Judy Huxtable before, but I'm a big fan now!

Those bicycles were lame and silly, though. I suppose the underlying theme was to sell bicycles to people who don't like bicycles, maybe?

Hampstead Village looks like a cracking good place to to tour around on a proper bike, though.
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Filmed in some fashion-conscious, substance-powered parallel universe without any apparent logic that I've never been privy to.

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Yeah, someone should tell Jane how fattening pasta is. I hope she's not planning on frying any bacon in that getup.
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Father Of The Bride, about the 6:20 mark. Very cool car that he uses to pick up his daughters bike from a bike shop. I still can`t tell what bike it is but it is too big for his daughter, seat is slammed. LOL

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Time for research! IMDB has a motor vehicle equivalent but there should be a bike sub-site.

Looks like a Raleigh Technium when viewed in a blow-up from a different angle.

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Charming, in that 1960s-'70s quirky British way. Seems to be yet another riff on the then-trendy theme of picaresque characters, handsome young rogues seeking their paths in life through offbeat ways, with lots of physical humor and occasional romantic encounters: O Lucky Man!, with Malcom McDowell in the Mick Travis character; Tom Jones; even Dustin Hoffman in Little Big Man.

Absurdity and surrealism were en vogue in British TV and movies then, reflected in the plays and scripts of Harold Pinter, Tom Stoppard and others, and many 1960s British action/adventure series -- most notably The Avengers when it peaked with the Emma Peel era.
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Time for research! IMDB has a motor vehicle equivalent but there should be a bike sub-site.

Looks like a Raleigh Technium when viewed in a blow-up from a different angle.
Yup, typical mid to late '80s sport touring bike. Could have been a Centurion Ironman if the paint were flashier.

Wasn't that supposed to his daughter's bike? That frame is almost too big even for me. Even with the seat post and stem slammed, it would just barely fit someone 5'11".
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Anyone catch the trick bike edit early on?
Yeah that was pretty sick!

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