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Old 01-14-21, 10:23 AM
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Caddyshack

I can't tell you how many times I've watched Caddyshack, and never noticed until this past viewing (last week) that in the opening scene, when Danny rides his bike to the club, he dismounts by swinging his leg over the handlebars . I've never seen anyone dismount this way. I know if I tried it, I'd end up in the ER

Anyone here ever try this?
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Old 01-14-21, 10:29 AM
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My son’s old college buddy mounted and dismounted that way all the time. He said bars are much lower than the saddle and easier. Only to be 20 again with that flexibility 🤗
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Old 01-14-21, 11:23 AM
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I wouldn't be able to do it either but that is cool. I didn't realize that either but I guess it is another excuse to watch Caddyshack again. However when you do it you could say you're alright and that nobody should worry about you
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Old 01-14-21, 12:02 PM
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However when you do it you could say you're alright and that nobody should worry about you
"This hat is hideous! Oh, but it looks good on you!"

I love Rodney Dangerfield.
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Old 01-14-21, 12:09 PM
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"This hat is hideous! Oh, but it looks good on you!"

I love Rodney Dangerfield.
HAHAHAHAHA

He just never got any respect, it is just so sad. The poor man was in so many movies and T.V. shows and was on Johnny Carson and Ed Sullivan's show so many times and just got no respect, no respect at all.
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Old 01-14-21, 12:19 PM
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Loved that movie. Rodney Dangerfield was great as always. That was pretty cool to see swinging your feet over the handlebars. Never seen it again, but did Kevin Bacon ever do that? He was pretty amazing with a bicycle.
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Old 01-14-21, 01:41 PM
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Pretty common for the fixie guys
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Old 01-14-21, 02:06 PM
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My now 64 y/o riding buddy has done this for 50 years. He's also 6'3" tall
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My now 64 y/o riding buddy has done this for 50 years. He's also 6'3" tall
And rides a 49cm
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Old 01-14-21, 02:23 PM
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And rides a 49cm
Lol. More like a 61cm.
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Originally Posted by Reflector Guy View Post
"You buy a hat like this, I bet you get a free bowl of soup. Oh, it looks good on you, though." [eyeroll]
[fixed.]

"You're a funny kid. What time you due back in Boys Town?"
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I do it often with the tandem. Actually much easier that way than trying to swing a leg over my saddle, stoker handlebars, and the rest of the bike.

Not hard at all. The front of my tandem is a 58 CM and fairly easy.
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Old 01-14-21, 04:07 PM
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I prefer to do that. When I pick up my leg over the top tube, sometimes I catch my heel on it. That leads to a fall. Once I did that on a sidewalk and hit my head on something. Six staples at the urgent care in Brockport, NY on a tour on the Erie Canal Towpath.
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Us guys in the New Haven Cycling Club in the mid-1960s perfected the technique of dismounting by kicking the left pedal forward at the top of the pedaling circle while simultaneously lifting off the saddle, swinging the right foot back, and finally grabbing the saddle as the bike rolled away forward. A bit tricky with TA Jacques Anquetil nail-on cleats on a slick surface. Haven't thought of that, much less tried it, in at least 50 years.
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Old 01-14-21, 06:51 PM
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There is an old English bike train touring movie where one guy does it...
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[fixed.]

"You're a funny kid. What time you due back in Boys Town?"
“I can still see the marks where the jockey was hitting it.”
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At the 4:27 minute mark:

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"Put it in the college fund!"
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Originally Posted by FSOG Rich View Post
when Danny rides his bike to the club, he dismounts by swinging his leg over the handlebars . I've never seen anyone dismount this way. I know if I tried it, I'd end up in the ER.
Probably easy for Danny at around 5'10" and riding a 52cm frame.
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Old 01-15-21, 05:26 AM
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The actress who plays Maggie is the same one who plays the Food King cashier that Otter invites to the toga party in Animal House.
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He dismounts with the left leg first.... I'm not even sure I am coordinated enough to do that.
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easy dismount
do it regularly
shorten those cable housings

concur regarding tandem practicality
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Originally Posted by billnuke1 View Post
There is an old English bike train touring movie where one guy does it...
:23 seconds in...
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Old 01-15-21, 08:56 AM
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Hilarious thread. I've noticed this scene for years and even tried to do this dismount myself.

It's a lot easier to pull off if your stem is slammed super low.
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Old 01-15-21, 09:53 AM
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Been dismounting that way for many, many years.
Been riding tandems for long time. Best, easiest, safest way to get on and off road tandem. Due to force of habit I also use same technique on single bikes. No real benefit there though.

I do not use this technique on the mountain tandem. Bars are just too wide. You would FDGM

Big fan of Caddyshack but never noticed that before.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
The actress who plays Maggie is the same one who plays the Food King cashier that Otter invites to the toga party in Animal House.
good eye man. I never made that connection

she might not be famous, but wow, she was in 2 huge comedy classics!
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