awesome fixie vidz

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awesome fixie vidz

KIWI BOYZ

Fri, 10/09/2009 - 02:19
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Fri, 10/09/2009 - 02:35
klondikebear
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he can do more then i can do, he should go ride on the street more

Fri, 10/09/2009 - 08:06
gerta

Whoa, first skid like whipped his helmet off and shit.

Fri, 10/09/2009 - 09:18
Tarckwing_Duck
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The production value of that was incredible.

Fri, 10/09/2009 - 10:18
GRHebard
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this thread. amazing

Fri, 10/09/2009 - 10:22
TPR950H
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his shoes are cool cause it looks like his feet are strapped in!

Fri, 10/09/2009 - 15:06
beargrinderrrrrr
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not "fixie" (god i fucking hate that word), but this looks pretty good.

edit: oops...here

keepin' it deep [a messenger story] from mattycakes on Vimeo.

Sat, 10/24/2009 - 17:56
DangerCat
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grindmaster flash wrote:
not "fixie" (god i fucking hate that word), but this looks pretty good.

edit: oops...here

keepin' it deep [a messenger story] from mattycakes on Vimeo.

you know this reminds me I should go apply to speedway, you know I need to make a trip into the city you know but you know don't want to spend the 7$ just to go apply to you know another job that I might not get you know

Sat, 10/24/2009 - 18:09
beargrinderrrrrr
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better to try though. don't talk yourself out of something.

Sat, 10/24/2009 - 18:10
DangerCat
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Yea I just want to make the most out of my $7 and go when I already have something to do in the city. Granted this probably isn't the best idea when applying to a job.

Sat, 10/24/2009 - 18:12
beargrinderrrrrr
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nah, go early. like around 8ish. good to go in early. also if weather sucks, that's a good day too. look for a rainy day coming up. things are pretty slow now so hard to say how it would go for you, but worth trying.

Sat, 10/24/2009 - 18:16
DangerCat
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grindmaster flash wrote:
nah, go early. like around 8ish. good to go in early. also if weather sucks, that's a good day too. look for a rainy day coming up. things are pretty slow now so hard to say how it would go for you, but worth trying.

prob a good idea to get use to riding the bike bus anyway.

Sat, 10/24/2009 - 18:19
pirate
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Machines were mice and men were lions once upon a time, but now that its the opposite it's twice upon a time.

Sun, 10/25/2009 - 00:44
GRHebard
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that video is kinda funny, but im sure they did that on purpose.

kiwi boyz on the other hand...

Sun, 10/25/2009 - 01:06
Matthew Trujillo

DANGERcolonBEAR wrote:
grindmaster flash wrote:
not "fixie" (god i fucking hate that word), but this looks pretty good.

edit: oops...here

keepin' it deep [a messenger story] from mattycakes on Vimeo.

you know this reminds me I should go apply to speedway, you know I need to make a trip into the city you know but you know don't want to spend the 7$ just to go apply to you know another job that I might not get you know

lollin

Sun, 10/25/2009 - 01:31
DangerCat
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WOW! Sol got a joke

Sun, 10/25/2009 - 01:41
Matthew Trujillo

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WOW! Sol got a joke

yes i did, dick :P

Sun, 10/25/2009 - 01:47
DangerCat
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you know man I am you know like proud of you

Sun, 10/25/2009 - 01:51
Matthew Trujillo

you know like im pretty you know like proud you know of my self

Sun, 10/25/2009 - 01:53
kevinwulf
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Not fixie but awesome.

Probably repost but whatevs

PS Have I mentioned lately that the search function sux asses like crazy.

Thu, 11/26/2009 - 17:37
jordan
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The first video was epic. FGFL.

I like how they ripped off the the "famous" brand logo.

Fri, 11/27/2009 - 12:27
maKdoo
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grindmaster flash wrote:
not "fixie" (god i fucking hate that word), but this looks pretty good.

edit: oops...here

keepin' it deep [a messenger story] from mattycakes on Vimeo.

lul my friends brother

Fri, 11/27/2009 - 12:43
surfcat
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Hot fya!

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the gearing is perfect for quick execration

Fri, 11/27/2009 - 12:46
beargrinderrrrrr
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that's boring with the music instead of the talking.

realized i know that guy. still a messenger in sf. crazy guy, sometimes he's really interesting to talk to, sometimes he's just too much.

Fri, 11/27/2009 - 14:44
EivlEvo
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that 1st video makes me want to kill myself.

Fri, 11/27/2009 - 16:37
DBR
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http://www.good.is/post/junkan-fixies-from-tokyo-to-osaka/

so I just heard about this and it annoys the fuck out of me for several reasons:
1. They rode 350 miles not carrying their shit. Over 7 stupid days. Big fuckin' deal.
2. My non-hipster/non-"LIFER BIKER BRO!!!" friend did this exact same ride on a fixed gear 2 years ago because he felt like it, with no fanfare to speak of.
3. They say about a thousand retarded things, such as 'I've never been on a trip where a bike's the primary form of transportation, so cool bro!'
4. Oh, personal pet-peeve: after working on my own bike movie for fucking ever recently, watching people slap some trendy alt-rock song on their video and calling it done pains me so much, because here I sit, pulling my hair out over getting a completely local soundtrack, and my movie probably won't register as high on the "SICK vid bro, are you sponsored?!!" scale as something with their piped-in impersonal (stolen) hip garbage. Bah.
5. Grrr.

I only got halfway through the first video, maybe they're really redeeming guys, and I'm sure the trip was fun, but fuck. Do something impressive before you get all 'impressive' about it.
/rant

Wed, 02/17/2010 - 18:44
Captain Gnarlock
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DBR wrote:
http://www.good.is/post/junkan-fixies-from-tokyo-to-osaka/

1. They rode 350 miles not carrying their shit. Over 7 stupid days. Big fuckin' deal.

dude, that's almost *FIVE* tarck centuries EVERY DAY. How is that not impressive?!?!?

Wed, 02/17/2010 - 18:36
DBR
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grumble grumble grumble can I join the "Over 30" club yet? These fucking kids need to get off my lawn.

Wed, 02/17/2010 - 18:43
stormy
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I should've made a shitty video of my trip, then I'd be cool too :(

Wed, 02/17/2010 - 18:59
wickedwagon
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but riding fixed gears = doubling mileage

no joke, i've heard that from multiple people here, but not fixsters bragging about it fwiw

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BRING ME THE BINDERS OF WOMEN!

Wed, 02/17/2010 - 19:03
TimArchyLime
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From now on, I will refuse to videotape anything I do on a bike in solidarity with all the people who do epic shit on bikes but can't afford to have someone on a scooter follow them with a sony handycam.

Actually, I'm just kind of angry that I didn't document my totally eipc two years in Thailand. It had all the keys to success:
-Asian people
-Road signs written in foreign language
-Fixies
-Overcoming adversity (I mean, I didn't have to ride 20 miles in the rain or anything, but there was that spinal fracture, dog attack and multiple crashes)
-Progression into road bikes
-Mountains

Damn, I was a sweet soundtrack away from being internet famous.

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Tarckbike- Where mile 11 means you're on a long ride.

Wed, 02/17/2010 - 19:19
Ashes Dust
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It's clear that Davey is doing it wrong.

LOL. Stay right there. Imma go put some cones out. - Heath
edit2: dont GIS, i did, dont. NSFW - Miguel

Wed, 02/17/2010 - 19:27
tzusing
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TimArchy wrote:
From now on, I will refuse to videotape anything I do on a bike in solidarity with all the people who do epic shit on bikes but can't afford to have someone on a scooter follow them with a sony handycam.

Actually, I'm just kind of angry that I didn't document my totally eipc two years in Thailand. It had all the keys to success:
-Asian people
-Road signs written in foreign language
-Fixies
-Overcoming adversity (I mean, I didn't have to ride 20 miles in the rain or anything, but there was that spinal fracture, dog attack and multiple crashes)
-Progression into road bikes
-Mountains

Damn, I was a sweet soundtrack away from being internet famous.

If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?

Wed, 02/17/2010 - 19:58
DBR
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Ashes Dust wrote:
It's clear that Davey is doing it wrong.

i'm getting this tattooed on my pelvis.

Wed, 02/17/2010 - 20:01
FIXIE STAR
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How about that new Australian video?

http://vimeo.com/9469616

FLAT OUT- The Australian’s call it Walkabout, a chance to escape from the routine, heading into the empty wilderness to empty the body and soul of built up trash, we call it FLAT OUT.

Using the simplest and cleanest form of transport, a Track bike. Four cyclists, meet at the Sydney Opera House in Australia, to embark on a journey into extreme terrain during dangerous summer conditions, riding a massive 1200km of road in only ten days to the city of Melbourne.

With the monumental landscapes of Australia as the backdrop, a country and continent all in one that has some of the most diverse wildlife and landscapes on the planet, this challenging and hill ridden terrain proved the perfect situation to film a documentary. The riders were captured having to conquer their own inner demons to complete the journey within the ten days. Cycling an average 8 hours a day getting from one destination to the next, this experience allowed all of them to take stock and reflect, traveling on a more spiritual and inward journey. Each rider’s story being expressed individually using words, photos; drawings, music and a personal diary filmed on super 8 films. This will result in a film and book capturing the journey and experience from start to finish available later this year.

The question is… did they make it?

FLAT OUT is made up of individuals who share a common interest in riding Track bikes.

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Blah blah blah blah. Wow, a whole whopping 1200k over 10 days and cycling an average of 8 hours a day? Let's do some math.

1200/10 = 120 kilometers per day average.

120 kilometers/8 hours = 15 kilometers per hour average for the whole trip.

For us AMERUUUUICUN guys, 15km/h = a whopping 9.3 miles per hour. 9.3 miles per hour average.

Now I did some more math and cranking it up a bit, ASSUMING they only rode 5 hours a day to do that 120, you might get 24 km/h which is a grand 15.5 mph, which is STILL REALLY SLOW for what kind of terrain they were highlighting in the video, and the fact that they were in a loose group....

But hey man, they had NO BRAKES and were on TRACK BIKES.

I do have the answer to their question, and that's "No one gives a fuck."

Wed, 02/17/2010 - 20:02
wickedwagon
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they were certainly going more than 15mph on the glamor shots they showed.

jordanpattern wrote:
BRING ME THE BINDERS OF WOMEN!

Wed, 02/17/2010 - 20:09
FIXIE STAR
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Ranger Bear wrote:
they were certainly going more than 15mph on the glamor shots they showed.

Then why brag about spending 8 hours a day for 10 days straight when they only covered that distance?

Wed, 02/17/2010 - 20:18
wickedwagon
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i don't think most people would calculate it to see that they're going slow as shit most of the time

edit: may have already been said

edit again: i am actually really curious if the claim i've heard from people that riding fixed is equal to double miles is bs or not

jordanpattern wrote:
BRING ME THE BINDERS OF WOMEN!

Wed, 02/17/2010 - 20:26
DBR
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Ranger Bear wrote:
edit again: i am actually really curious if the claim i've heard from people that riding fixed is equal to double miles is bs or not

I was musing over this as I ate a sandwich moments ago.

Wed, 02/17/2010 - 21:46
surfcat
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Ranger Bear wrote:
edit again: i am actually really curious if the claim i've heard from people that riding fixed is equal to double miles is bs or not

It Depends.

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the gearing is perfect for quick execration

Wed, 02/17/2010 - 22:49
wickedwagon
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like for hilly rides?

jordanpattern wrote:
BRING ME THE BINDERS OF WOMEN!

Wed, 02/17/2010 - 22:58
surfcat
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octopus magic wrote:
Ranger Bear wrote:
they were certainly going more than 15mph on the glamor shots they showed.

Then why brag about spending 8 hours a day for 10 days straight when they only covered that distance?

I think it's pretty hot the time of year they were riding? I dunno, heat really takes it out of me, and depending on how much climbing they were doing, it could certainly be a pretty big effort to "only" do 70mi+ consecutive days, even if the overall average speed (not moving average, but overall average) was "only" 9.3mph.

Paris Brest Paris requires a similar minimum pace be maintained over 1200km, but they finish in 3.75 days (90hrs) instead of a week. Doing that distance in a week sounds a lot more pleasant, to be honest, rather than the sufferfest PBP ends up being for many/most people.

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the gearing is perfect for quick execration

Wed, 02/17/2010 - 23:36
surfcat
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Ranger Bear wrote:
like for hilly rides?

I dunno, there are others here who have done much, much longer rides than me fixed, and I'm pretty new to "distance" riding in general, so of course take my comments with a large block of salt.

But, from what I've read, and just as an example, the randonneurs who ride fixed generally use gearing around 65-70" and seem to do OK even on relatively hilly courses (like 6,000ft of climbing over 200km).

Trying to do the same course with 75"++ might be a lot more tiring. Whereas it might not be so bad over a flatter course, or one with less steep climbs and more rollers.

Likewise, if you ride a geared bike but mostly do not spin when climbing, but instead push big gears, you might be as tired (or more tired) than someone riding fixed.

And how much time you spend on the drivetrain surely has to make a difference, too.

Just some thoughts on the subject. I've done the same ride fixed and geared and it generally wears me out about the same amount, and I generally end up going about the same speed at the end of it.

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Wed, 02/17/2010 - 23:41
DBR
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As an addendum, I don't really hate on these people for doing long rides on their fixes, I'm all about that actually. And even making videos about it. It's the whole "this is so much cooler than anything that's come before" attitude that I perceive/project on the whole thing. Biking across Aus, in any conditions, sounds crazy brutal.

Thu, 02/18/2010 - 01:06
circuithero
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i seem to only fall when a camera is present.

Thu, 02/18/2010 - 02:20
Whippin Skidz
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Hey c'mon they conquered their inner demons.

Thu, 02/18/2010 - 02:31
Freestyler Faixee
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I like the first video cause it's called KIWI BOYZ.

Thu, 02/18/2010 - 03:14
deadforkinglast
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Pharaoh wrote:
I like the first video cause it's called KIWI BOYZ.

Thu, 02/18/2010 - 06:42
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Fri, 02/19/2010 - 15:28
oogens
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this thread is so sweet bros

Fri, 02/19/2010 - 19:43

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