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Wheelie appreciation thread.

Old 11-30-06, 09:31 PM
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An old, old picture.

Practicing wheelies - 2 seconds later I was on my back.
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Old 11-30-06, 10:07 PM
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I flipped my bike not too long ago. Clipped in moving wheelie, held it for a couple of pedal revolutions, then went too far back. Tried to yank my feet back like on the bmx if aborting a manual and just kicked the whole bike out from under me. It tweaked my wheel, fender and scuffed the brooks. Now I remember why I also have a bike with a 48H rear wheel and platform pedals.
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Old 11-30-06, 10:13 PM
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new wheelie clip on mashsf
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Old 11-30-06, 10:15 PM
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http://www.bikeforums.net./showthread.php?t=190352


Last time I tried to ride a wheelie and the reason I wear a helmet.
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Old 11-30-06, 10:56 PM
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Oh, oh. Y'all some thugs.

Grillz!
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Old 12-01-06, 12:18 AM
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i couldnt ride a wheelie as a kid... and i still cant... and i really want to... but try as i might... i F it up
-pete
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Old 12-01-06, 12:33 AM
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Wow, I really thought that if there was a drawing out there of Henry Rollins in a potato sack race, I would have been in on the ground floor. I guess I'm just not as good at the internet as I used to be.
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Old 12-01-06, 08:09 AM
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...don't sleep on smiley...espec. second one
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Old 12-01-06, 09:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Mchaz
Yes! It was a BMX video called "Dead Sailor". I have it on VHS somewhere. Heh.
Nice, I have it sitting in the spot where a TV used to be in the living room. Hopefully someday I'll have some sort of appliance on which to watch it again.
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Old 12-02-06, 03:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Landgolier
Wow, I really thought that if there was a drawing out there of Henry Rollins in a potato sack race, I would have been in on the ground floor. I guess I'm just not as good at the internet as I used to be.
eh, with this many people on teh interw3bz, there's a flood of content that you'll occasionally miss...
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Old 12-03-06, 01:52 PM
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Wheelie + carbon fiber fork... + carbon fiber steerer...

I'm not so sure about that combination. I'll leave it to yall.
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Old 12-03-06, 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by flipflop
Wheelie + carbon fiber fork... + carbon fiber steerer...

I'm not so sure about that combination. I'll leave it to yall.
i can't remember the details, but there's a picture of a very well know roadie doing a no handed wheelie across the finish line at a major race. maybe someone remembers better than i do, and can dig it up.

with that said, it's possible, but probably not a good idea to do frequently. besides, he's pro and gets all his equipment for free.

then again, i've seen the owner of my LBS do 2 ft high bunnyhops on his top of the line orbea...
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Old 12-03-06, 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Jesse M
i can't remember the details, but there's a picture of a very well know roadie doing a no handed wheelie across the finish line at a major race. maybe someone remembers better than i do, and can dig it up.

with that said, it's possible, but probably not a good idea to do frequently. besides, he's pro and gets all his equipment for free.

then again, i've seen the owner of my LBS do 2 ft high bunnyhops on his top of the line orbea...

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Old 12-03-06, 05:53 PM
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if carbon fiber is supposed to be strong, I wouldn't worry about it...i don't think the force exerted upon the wheel coming down from wheelies is that much compared to other more intense riding forces...

anyways...practiced wheelies the other day and it was a great workout.... how bout we turn this into a...'how do you wheelie'...thread

I like to roll at a slow speed, but fast enough so that I still don't have to put that much force into pedaling each stroke....then anticipating one leg's approach of 12ocklock, get down low toward the handle bars (and on the nose of my seat), almost in a crouching position...and then push up hard off my handlebars and pull up and try to hit a sweet spot

i'm not that great, but when i warm up i can get some nice ones....a lot of work to do, but it takes me back to skateboarding days practicing something over and over

any experienced peeps (or people trying) wanna post tips/experiences?

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Old 12-03-06, 05:56 PM
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found it. it was Flandis.


some more for good measure:



man down!


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Old 12-03-06, 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Dead Roman
Robbie mcewan

hell, Google image search "Robbie Mcewen wheelie" and you get a bunch of examples. That's what a strong BMX background will get you.
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Old 12-06-06, 04:29 PM
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Old 12-06-06, 05:03 PM
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some wheelies at the bottom of the news page...

http://trackosaurusrex.com/
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Old 12-06-06, 05:33 PM
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Originally Posted by juvi-kyle
some wheelies at the bottom of the news page...

http://trackosaurusrex.com/

good drop...I hit the page before, but didn't scop the news. tight pics...is that you at the end with the cone? the last blurr pic is tight

and I dropped the video there above in .mpg format (in smiley) for those that wanna dwnld....I forgot where I got it from...prob off here somewhere
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Old 12-06-06, 05:43 PM
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I am the one with the Bianchi Concept and the cat with the cone on his head is sloppy robot. And BF's own dudeman is one of the cats rockin the wheelie in NYC on my old Martelly. We are working hard to get good content on the site...stuff that no one else can provide on the inner-web. Like weirdos on track-bikes doing wheelies.
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Originally Posted by juvi-kyle
I am the one with the Bianchi Concept and the cat with the cone on his head is sloppy robot.
just bumpin around that site i knew that was you with teh concept, juvi. only because it's the most ****** rig in any of the pics. wouldn't expect anything other than gangsta from you.
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just bumpin around that site i knew that was you with teh concept, juvi. only because it's the most ****** rig in any of the pics. wouldn't expect anything other than gangsta from you.
HOLLA! Good lookin out!
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Originally Posted by juvi-kyle
We are working hard to get good content on the site...stuff that no one else can provide on the inner-web. Like weirdos on track-bikes doing wheelies.
that's why we keep coming back...
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JA0tW1V1p8
lets get this dude a track bike and see what he can do.
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some fire sweet passion fruit smellin tree always helps... ...what yall know abou that



edit: and that guy is crazy... I have not the slightest interest in doing anything like that. also, I think those speeds listed were exagerated. props nonetheless

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