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  1. #126
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    Klunkerz been very very good to me.

    It was tougher on Billy, and if there is any consolation for the money it continues to cost him, it is that he has made the definitive statement that cannot be topped and will stand for all time. No one else will ever bring that much passion to the project.

    Wander on over to his website, linked in this post, and click on the little button to the right of the poster so you can show the man some love.
    Did just that just now
    ...You'll find me chugging a gallon of Pliny sooner than going hipstertard ~ Menso

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    I finally saw Klunkerz tonight. Great film! Thanks for the history lesson, Billy.

    BTW - It was from Netflix and it had the artwork on the disc.

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    I bought the klunkerz movie a year or so ago....awesome!
    BTW - that zorro reminds me of an old Homegrown I used to own....

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    Castellano: Real Men Ride in Jeans.

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    Just got back from a week on Kauai and my Klunkerz video was waiting. Watched it this morning and really enjoyed it. Thanks!

    Question for Billy... Did this show in any local "Arthouse" theaters? If it did, I missed it. If it didn't (at least near Santa Rosa), is it too late to organize some sort of event?

    Chuck

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckha62
    Just got back from a week on Kauai and my Klunkerz video was waiting. Watched it this morning and really enjoyed it. Thanks!

    Question for Billy... Did this show in any local "Arthouse" theaters? If it did, I missed it. If it didn't (at least near Santa Rosa), is it too late to organize some sort of event?

    Chuck
    Soon after it came out the Sonoma Trails Council had a viewing at the Rialto in conjunction with guided rides at Annadel and beer and such. It was really fun.
    我的镀铬光泽的冰柱一样,我骑在镇附近在我的低骑手自行车

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    Hi, Charlie. How's it going?

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    ... and if we just ... Klunker porn

    It's a pain to re-post all the images here, but you can go to http://marinmtb.com/stories/klunker to see pictures of my Klunker, complete with Morrow coaster brake and Bontrager Switchblade fork. I have swapped the bar back to the original swept-back one because it rides too harshly with a flat bar. It climbs and descends like a champ now. Too bad I left it at work, or I'd go take it for a ride now... Guess I'll take the Bontrager Race Lite instead.


    I don't claim to have invented ****, but everyone in Marin was trying to put gears on dirt bikes (myself included). The difference was, as CK said, that they made brand new bikes that had all the work done for you. My parents each bought one from Gary back in the day. He and Charlie are great people. I've had the pleasure of meeting them on several occasions. My dad is Charlie's dentist. I'm 37 and grew up in San Anselmo, so Billy's film really brought it all together for me. Excellent work. Excellent forum. Now I'm gonna go ride! You'll see me on the rasta pre-Trek Bontrager at China Camp in a half hour.

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    And my $0.02....

    I purchased it online last week from Amazon. Had it in my hands I think 3 days later. Billy sent a note thanking me for the purchase.

    I was kinda blown away. All this stuff was so local. A really well put together film, funky soundtrack, absolute blast to watch.

    If you can afford about $25.00, purchase a copy from Billy. I'm well aware several of us could borrow copies, but it's not the same. I say pay yers monies and show the love!
    Support those who worked to bring all of this together.

    Cheers!
    ...You'll find me chugging a gallon of Pliny sooner than going hipstertard ~ Menso

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    Yup!! I just got my copy last week, and since the b/f and I are getting a new flat-screen TV today, we figure we're gonna have a little MTB Film Fest:

    1. Klunkerz
    2. Women of Dirt
    3. LifeCycles (on Blu-Ray!!!)

    I can't wait!
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    Quote Originally Posted by goto11
    My dad is Charlie's dentist. I'm 37 and grew up in San Anselmo, so Billy's film really brought it all together for me.
    This poster's dad (my dentist) bought a couple of bikes from us, and it is my understanding that they are still in good condition and hugely collectible.
    It don't mean a feng if it ain't got that
    shui.

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    No kidding! Not a Mountain Bikes brand, but look what this collectible BMX 26" cruiser went for on eBay, just under $6500.00!
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    "The physician heals, Nature makes well" - real fortune cookie

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    [QUOTE=Gregg K] I'll always remember Tom's first hand built bike. That was probably 1971. A road bike. QUOTE]


    I REMEMBER THAT ROAD BIKE !!! I saw it at the Endspurt criterium, in south san fran, more like '74, tho i think. im sure thats what it was, the paint was still wet. It was the most beautiful, ... the First really beautiful bicycle i ever saw. like jewlery!

    Gary's like the Duke, royalty for sure but CK's the King. Long Live the King

    Hayy, Im in KLUNKERZ too.

    btw; i just posted a classified ad for Ten Acres in Moab Utah where I have lived for twenty-five years. IT'S HAD ALMOST 1000 HITS IN FOUR HOURS !!!
    I'm allowed to mention it in two forum posts. but YOU can mention it too.

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    How's a >better> rider>

    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    Gary was Cat I and a fixture in the NorCal top ten. .

    Hayy R.R. ....... "Top Ten" ?!?! Let's not rewrite history, eh!

    The origianal question was "who was the better rider, you or Gary"?

    You seem to quantify quality and qualify quantity. - as in more and/or faster is "better".

    I disagree. A happy, local, utility rider may actually be at an advantage over a super fit racer type ......Happy vs Accomplished. For examble, one rider makes the whole mt. Tam loop in two hours, where you may spend ALL day out. Does this make the first "better"?

    In america. most cyclists ride for recreation/health. In most third world countries, cycling is a utility neccesity (see my profile pic, taken at an airport in India). Who's the better rider, the funtime guy, or the one keeping pollution down?

    Not that Gary isn't a Happy guy ...( besides, isn't it our Guarantee to Pursue Happiness). There is NO question that Gary;s contribution to cycling is great - as is yours ... and Joey, and EK, and .....a cast of thousands.

    I only suggest that you re-enter integers into the formulae to find that all sides balance. We're ALL better just for riding!

    Peace and Perspirety,

    Witz

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    Bike Names

    [QUOTE=erik1245]
    I guess GF gets a lot of solo credit because he's got a good-sized bike company, and each of his bikes has his name on it. QUOTE]

    Ironically, until the Fisher bike came along, almost EVERY bike had its MAKERS name on it; Cinelli, Mazi, ... Schwinn, ... Breeze(r), Ritchey, uh, name some others....

    Then came Fisher (built by someone else) and Specialized (sic) .... no discredit to Gary ....

    of course there was Trailmaster (Koski; i still have mine) .. somewhat understated in mtB history.

    Joe Breeze is the Greatest of them all! IMhO

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    mt Tam Cruiserz

    i just wanted to add this pic of mt. Tam cruiserz
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Gary Fisher - Charlie Kelly - Klunkerz-mt-tam-cruisers.jpg  


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    Got the Klunkerz DVD through amazon for Christmas.

    Excellent movie.

    Thanks Billy Savage for puttin' it together.

    We used to ride our bikes everywhere as kids growing up in the 70s. Coaster brake, banana saddle, ape hanger handlebars. Some guys had the big muscle car like 3 speed shifter on the top tube that would get ya if you came forward off the saddle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itswitz View Post
    i just wanted to add this pic of mt. Tam cruiserz
    I'm trying to imagine racing downhill on a fixed gear.
    It don't mean a feng if it ain't got that
    shui.

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    Thanks for the kind words about the film, ya'll. I could have never done it if CK and Gary hadn't been so supportive. After all, it's really their story. P.S. I'm putting in posters and postcards with every disc until I run out, which isn't likely to happen... ever. :-)

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    Collectibles

    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    This poster's dad (my dentist) bought a couple of bikes from us, and it is my understanding that they are still in good condition and hugely collectible.
    Hey CK: This is Dr. Smith's son, Kevin. By now you should have received my dad's retirement announcement letter. Perhaps he'll get back on the bike more often now that he's retired (unfortunately, I fear the golf course will win out - blech).

    Dad's bike is a 20" metallic charcoal gray Ritchey in great condition, except that the original bullmoose bars are gone (maybe buried in the garage somewhere?) and some parts needed to be replaced due to breakage or wear.

    Mom's bike is a pristine 16" metallic blue Ritchey with all original parts, Deore (Stag head) derailleurs, handmade fillet-brazed bullmoose bars and tear-drop polished aluminum thumb shifters.

    I'm 6' 1" and Dad's bike fits me, but the geometry of the day made for too-tall top tubes. Mom's 16" bike is better in terms of stand-over clearance, but the top tube is too short. I wish I could ride one of them as a practical around town bike, but in reality they probably belong in a museum. In any case, mountain biking is a deep love of mine and my brothers'.

    You were at my riding buddy Russell's house down the street moving his piano awhile back. I had shown him Klunkers and introduced him to the sport. He said, "you'll never guess who my piano mover was. He walked in my garage and went straight to my bike [a black Intense]." I guessed it was you right away . Small world. See you around.

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