Film charts Parisian fixie scene – watch it here +video

City of Lights brings French twist to fixie culture

by Simon_MacMichael   March 25, 2011  

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Proof that fixie culture is a truly international phenomenon, and that hipsters or bicycle messengers look pretty much the same in Paris as they do, say in London, reaches us via a rather charming short film from France called Le vélo de Papi fait de la résistance.

The film, by Coline Madec, charts the fixie movement, Parisan-style, in all its versions, including bike polo, riders pulling tricks, bike couriers or simply people who love the purity of the riding experience.

The subtitles may be a little ropey at times - the chap in the rather nice 60s egg chair may be quoting Sartre, for all we know - but the film is beautifully shot, so go make yourself a cup of tea, pull up a chair and sit back and enjoy it for the next 20 minutes.

It is vendredi après-midi, after all.

Le vélo de papi fait de la résistance by bobwhiteprod


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Worth 20 minutes of anyones time! Cool

posted by crunch61 [31 posts]
25th March 2011 - 17:58


Being a died in the wool seventy three year old fixed gear fanatic, ( stil doing track league in Manchester) I found this to be just brilliant, just wish I was young enough to master the tricks of some of these guys.


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posted by antonio [1108 posts]
26th March 2011 - 9:50

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These guys could have been transported directly from London to Paris! Uncanny! Some sweet rides there: love the silver Bianchi. Dying to get a fixie for my commute, but there's a huge hill in the way....I'd never get the gearing right...


posted by JonT [2 posts]
29th March 2011 - 20:02