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Whilst sifting through youtube following tangential threads starting from 'amusing cat videos' I ended up on this. Now, don't get me wrong, I like tricks on fixers but this makes me feel a little confused. Please share your comments.
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Can't help feeling that these boys are frustrated unicyclists.
On a bike somewhere…
posted by thebikeboy [138 posts] 12th February 2009 - 22:04
No doubting those are awesome skills, but you make a fair point if they were on unicycles would it seem quite so awesome? I reckon it's got to be harder to do that on a bike though… and bloody hell their routine goes on for 7 minutes.
Any way I'll see your Fixie Crew and raise you… the Chinese girl on a bicycle (short version), there ain't nobody better than the Chinese girl.
posted by Tony Farrelly [4177 posts] 12th February 2009 - 22:33
Granted the little lady from the orient has true skills and at one point in her reutine lucky that she has no undercarridge but this is how it is really done. See below
Matt Wilhelm at Fight With Flight from Hoffman Bikes on Vimeo.
It's not just about the size of your cog.
posted by TRs Blurb n Blog [270 posts] 12th February 2009 - 23:14
Yeah he's good, all right better than good, and he's doing it (I'm guessing) on a bike with a freewheel which must make it a bit tricker, but no way is he better than her… she does it slow, which has gotta be harder than fast… and she has a wider repetoire of tricks… don't see Matt attempting to ride around standing on his saddle. Plus where she scores for me is that some of her most stunning riding is done with both wheels on the groung, the way it should be.
Trivia note: Like the Fixie Crew vid this is from Germany
posted by Tony Farrelly [4177 posts] 12th February 2009 - 23:47
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