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#1 2013-01-24 9:02pm

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Made a little video, to both sum up my BMX bike building, and my roots

As of October, found myself laid off, Spent December working from home, and building bikes. My neighbor is a budding film student, and he asked if we could build a bike for his 9 year old son for Christmas, and film it. Well it turned into a 2 month film project, and we not only filmed the bike build, but also dug deeper, to expose my roots, and where it all began. In the 5 minute video on Youtube, it shows us building the bike, which you will see finished in the end. It is adjusted for his 9 year old son, so the seat ended up low. Its also not really a REDLINE, it was just what my friend could afford to build. So it is a FAUX-REDLINE, or a fake, stickered up as so. We also briefly show my Champion 1978 Squareback, as my covveted build. And the last clip in the film, is my neighbor when he was a kid, doing a wheelie on his bike, which looks very similar to the bike we built. During the build, you get a peek inside my home, which is a bike shop in itself.  Well, enjoy...  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hI_lO9TCvo


Bmx was pure fun BITD, I think nowadays, some folks have forgotten what its really all about. And what it truly is.........

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#2 2013-01-24 9:06pm

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Re: Made a little video, to both sum up my BMX bike building, and my roots

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Very cool video!!


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#3 2013-01-24 9:10pm

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Re: Made a little video, to both sum up my BMX bike building, and my roots

Super cool.

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#4 2013-01-24 9:11pm

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That was a great video, very inspiring. I just sent it to all my old friends, that are not in the bmx circle any more so they can see what it is about still. Thanks for sharing.

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#5 2013-01-24 9:11pm

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Re: Made a little video, to both sum up my BMX bike building, and my roots

cool vid, thanx for sharing


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#6 2013-01-24 9:16pm

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Re: Made a little video, to both sum up my BMX bike building, and my roots

Cool, thats what it is intended to bring. Memories, of our past. Our youth. Back when our bikes where our lives. And for me, it still is a big part of who I am. And  when I build bikes, for myself or for others, it helps me share that love, over, and over again. I thought it would be cool to show my fathers influence, over me. And my love of 2 wheels. Because that really was a big part of what got me into racing. And bikes in general.
This short film could have grown into a movie, as we did not even touch, on all the other 2 wheeled adventures I get into. But, this is a great start. Thanks for checking it out!


Bmx was pure fun BITD, I think nowadays, some folks have forgotten what its really all about. And what it truly is.........

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#7 2013-01-24 9:24pm

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Re: Made a little video, to both sum up my BMX bike building, and my roots

Great line:

ELF_24 wrote:

It's a symbol of some of the best days of my youth

Well done.cool

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#8 2013-01-24 9:43pm

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Re: Made a little video, to both sum up my BMX bike building, and my roots

I think my buddy Eric, the guy who filmed this, came up with that line. After we wrote, and re-wrote lines over and over. I am pretty sure he said that quote, drawing from our collective ideas...Eric also spent his childhood on a BMX bike, and he totally got the vibe, and feeling of what I wanted to get on film. So I think  as a team, we did pretty good sharing our visions. Thanks for your comment, it was a good line for sure...


Bmx was pure fun BITD, I think nowadays, some folks have forgotten what its really all about. And what it truly is.........

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#9 2013-01-24 9:48pm

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Re: Made a little video, to both sum up my BMX bike building, and my roots

Very inspiring vid, I think most of us can relate to your story.  Thanks for sharing smile

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#10 2013-01-24 10:06pm

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Re: Made a little video, to both sum up my BMX bike building, and my roots

Great story, nice job putting it together too.

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#11 2013-01-24 10:15pm

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Re: Made a little video, to both sum up my BMX bike building, and my roots

nice

this explains so much:

"It's a symbol of some of the best days of my youth"

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#12 2013-01-24 10:27pm

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Re: Made a little video, to both sum up my BMX bike building, and my roots

cool


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#13 2013-01-24 10:40pm

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cool video and the bike came out nice too! cool


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#14 2013-01-24 10:45pm

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Re: Made a little video, to both sum up my BMX bike building, and my roots

Right on!

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#15 2013-01-25 4:58am

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Re: Made a little video, to both sum up my BMX bike building, and my roots

big_smile cool vid...


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#16 2013-01-25 5:07am

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#17 2013-01-25 6:32am

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very nice video smile


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#18 2013-01-25 6:47am

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Re: Made a little video, to both sum up my BMX bike building, and my roots

Unfortunately the vid is not available to be viewed in a mobile so now I have to wait till I get home sad  can't wait cool


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#19 2013-01-25 10:35am

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Re: Made a little video, to both sum up my BMX bike building, and my roots

We have a mobile link, i just requested my friend to send it, i will post it asap.....


Bmx was pure fun BITD, I think nowadays, some folks have forgotten what its really all about. And what it truly is.........

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#20 2013-01-25 10:48am

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Re: Made a little video, to both sum up my BMX bike building, and my roots

Amazing video. Made my day cool


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#21 2013-01-25 10:55am

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Re: Made a little video, to both sum up my BMX bike building, and my roots

very well made video and your dad seemed like a badass mf smile thanks for sharing.


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#22 2013-01-25 10:56am

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Re: Made a little video, to both sum up my BMX bike building, and my roots

Excellent heart felt trip back in time to simpler days without the constraints of responsibility and worry. A time when a simple bicycle brought us so much joy and freedom.

Cheers and thank you for sharing this video. Your Father must have been one heck of a guy and Im sure he is in the Lords comfort.

Peace!

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#23 2013-01-25 11:09am

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Re: Made a little video, to both sum up my BMX bike building, and my roots

Great job dude......your dad seemed like a super cool dude.....love the idea of racing from Canada to Mexico.....


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#24 2013-01-25 11:17am

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Re: Made a little video, to both sum up my BMX bike building, and my roots

Super cool!  I'll have to watch the whole thing later!


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#25 2013-01-25 11:19am

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Re: Made a little video, to both sum up my BMX bike building, and my roots

Here is the mobile link...  Here's link:
http://touch.dailymotion.com/video/xwsi … sited_auto


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