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Old 05-17-24, 08:39 PM
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Is it possible the Huffy Aerowind commercial isn't the best bike commercial ever made? The world may never know...


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Originally Posted by jethin
Is it possible the Huffy Aerowind commercial isn't the best bike commercial ever made
Not possible
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Depends what you mean by “best.”
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America’s last, true hero
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America’s last, true hero
idk, I used to jump my bike over garbage cans. I'm still here.
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Schlitz beer commercial with Jackie Simes throwing his bike for the win!

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I guess epilepsy had not been invented yet.
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Evel Knievel, America’s last, true hero
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.
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa
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.
Plus he looked really unsteady when he was riding that bike at the end of the commercial.
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Originally Posted by Strawbunyan
https://youtu.be/OUhOjtQl_Kw?si=cS5kMch0B7zpZJuJ

I guess epilepsy had not been invented yet.
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I like how in the Evel Kneivel ad his lips don't really move when he says his name. It's as if he's just telepathing it into your feeble brain.

I don't get why some people really want to turn everything that moves into a car. Like maybe it would actually be nice to not hear a roaring engine while you ride your tricycle?

The Drakkar ad is wild, and the Taco Bell is a window into B-side 80s advertising.

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Seems like Huffy was a big player.

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Not really a bike commercial, but....

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Originally Posted by SurferRosa
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.
Then you have this guy:
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someone here has the sign-off tag, "I'm the guy that sent Greg LeMond to get tacos"

I always thought it was humorous on its own, like what a random thing to say….

Not knowing there was an actual GL Taco Bell ad.

Thanks for sharing.

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