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Old 05-19-24, 10:22 PM
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Schlitz ad makes me think about watching sports on Saturday TV with my dad. Great times!
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Old 05-19-24, 11:35 PM
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Originally Posted by gugie
True story - I worked with that guy's son, back in about 1991-1992. The son was really into cycling. I asked him about those bikes, and he said they were crap. You still see them periodically on here, of on FB marketplace.
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Old 05-20-24, 12:32 PM
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Prrtty sure that music was from somewhere else. Maybe a game show?
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It's funny that millions of kids, including myself, loved the daredevil and played with toys in his likeness, later to find out he was a lifelong swindler, thief and violent thug that couldn't pay his debts.
This is the first I'm hearing this, but I suppose I shouldn't be surprised. He was a big showman and made crazy claims and took insane dares. I think those things sometimes go along with swindling and violence.
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Old 05-20-24, 05:35 PM
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Another funny thing about that ad as is that he pitches the bike as coming with an Evel Kneivel endorsed safety card. Like does that say “Do anything you want on your bike as soon as the idea pops into your head. You’ll have plenty of time to think about it later in the hospital.”

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Old 05-22-24, 01:26 AM
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So it’s not quite vintage yet but Nike’s Magnet commercial is still my all time fave cycling spot. Love the fist pump to the kids. There was a moment when this guy and this spot made an entire nation want to go ride.

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There is something just a bit blasphemous about the Rainbow Jersey making a Taco Bell run. On the other hand, Merckx appeared in print ads hawking cigarettes, so what the heck.

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