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Old 07-13-11, 01:09 AM
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How cool is this picture?

This legend would have descended mountain passes without brakes...

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Old 07-13-11, 01:36 AM
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To me it looks like some kind of lunatic Elvis impersonator fitted his bike with way too long brake cable housings.
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Old 07-13-11, 01:42 AM
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Originally Posted by AdelaaR View Post
To me it looks like some kind of lunatic Elvis impersonator fitted his bike with way too long brake cable housings.
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Old 07-13-11, 03:57 AM
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Are you serious?.....That's Evil Knievel! Downhill with no brakes AND a JATO engine strapped to the seat tube....ha.
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Old 07-13-11, 04:06 AM
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Originally Posted by AdelaaR View Post
To me it looks like some kind of lunatic Elvis impersonator fitted his bike with way too long brake cable housings.
I second this motion
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Old 07-13-11, 04:46 AM
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I'd love to see a video of him on the bike wearing that helmet and the cape flapping in the breeze
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Old 07-13-11, 07:26 AM
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Kickstand ftw!
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Old 07-13-11, 07:30 AM
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He needs to loose the reflectors and dork disc...
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ahhhh....reminds me of a toy a wanted badly when I was a kid

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Old 07-13-11, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by giantdefy View Post
ahhhh....reminds me of a toy a wanted badly when I was a kid


I had that toy and it was bad@ss.
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Old 07-13-11, 11:13 AM
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That's one dude who could HTFU.
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Why doesn't his kickstand have a cape?
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Old 07-13-11, 11:22 AM
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I had that toy and it was bad@ss.
Same here..fully agree.
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He was probably too busted up to do much pedaling. (Note the helmet, too.)
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The cape isn't very aero.
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Old 07-13-11, 11:37 AM
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+1...I loved that thing.
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Same here..fully agree.
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Old 07-13-11, 11:40 AM
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He jumped over 15 cars and took the bike as payment so he could make up for missing Robbie's birthday....again.

Note the size of the bike...
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Originally Posted by Aurelius View Post
+1...I loved that thing.
Ditto. Favorite toy for a long time.
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One of my coworkers was from Butte Montana (Evel's hometown) and I'll tell you, he had some story's about that man.

But Evel was the definition of HTFU.
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Originally Posted by eippo1 View Post
Ditto. Favorite toy for a long time.
Add me to that list as well. Played with mine until all the wires broke in the rubber body, at which point it was even closer to the real Evel.

I always wanted the Scramble Van. I would dream about it at night. Sadly I never got one.

It's amazing how fast the Evel Knievel toy market dried up after he beat up the reporter with a bat.


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But Evel was the definition of HTFU.
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Old 07-13-11, 12:48 PM
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Crashing in that outfit would be a delight.
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Evel, Howard Cosell, and Ali were symbolic of ABC's Wide World of Sports as a kid growing up in the 70's - there was an awesome coolness and simplicity in retrospect of having only 3 channels and pushing the remote button on you rooftop-mounted antenna to dial in your signal...(sigh)
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Originally Posted by giantdefy View Post
ahhhh....reminds me of a toy a wanted badly when I was a kid

I had the one with the rip cord. You stuck it down next to the rear wheel and pulled it out as hard as you could and it would blast off. Anyone ever see if they could stop the rear wheel by sticking your finger in the little gears? Come on, if you had one of these you pinched the crap out of your fingers quite often.
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Man, check the rim width on Evil's ride!!
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