old school bermage ~ not my photo
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old school bermage ~ not my photo

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  • 91 1
 I WANT those goggles!
  • 21 6
 ^^^^legend comment!
  • 4 0
 no freewheels back then either..... NUTS
  • 1 0
 Yea, and thats how you stop! Fixie so your legs to the braking!
  • 1 0
 Holy sick! he's pinning it!
  • 8 1
 cant be mate, with that angle hes gota be running a original freewheel otherwise hed clip the ground and eat shit. still pinnnnnnd it
  • 62 1
 looks like sam hills team have been hit hard with the credit crunch.
  • 3 2
 not going to lie, but that is quite low!!
  • 1 0
 I was thinking that mate.... especially considdering the corner he is doing it on...
  • 1 0
 its rad, end of story haha
  • 1 0
 haha yes!
  • 31 0
 getting low!
  • 53 0
 omg this has to be POD
LOOK AT THIS SHIT!!! Crazy Old School! Razz
  • 13 1
 gotta bee pod!!!!!!!!!
  • 37 1
 Pinning It: Founded in the 1900's.. hahaha this is just awesome.
  • 16 0
 wow i hope this gets pod despite that his helmet is a toque
  • 5 7
 hahah they probably was no car bad then, or they aren't invented yet:P:P
  • 14 0
 that looks like amelia earhart
  • 7 6
 anyone else notice hes riding on 32 inch tires?
  • 15 1
 they arnt 32 inch tires they are 700c road tires
  • 5 12
flag afro-99 (Dec 30, 2009 at 19:56) (Below Threshold)
 close enough
  • 24 2
 No not really that close buddy you were off by about 4 and a half inches.
  • 10 1
 27in were more common than 700c back then
  • 2 0
 Pinned!Big Grin
  • 2 0
 ridgid - brackless - no real protection - getting down low, if the guy was around now he would be fearlees and the best rider the world would have ever seen
  • 3 2
 naw hes got a coaster brake and some pilot headgear going there
  • 8 5
 chances are.. its a fixie,
  • 5 5
 chances aren't. how'd you expect him to pedal being bent like that?
  • 11 3
 considering he found it from the early 1900's, and the first cassettes/freewheels werent invented till about 1925-1930.

so, chances ARE that he is on a fixie, and that he bossed up instead of being afraid to pedal.
  • 3 0
 then - along came the velodrome
  • 2 0
 that is some intense lean for basically road tyres on dirt.
  • 1 0
 SHUT DOWN!
  • 1 0
 looks like waldo from wheres waldo (8.5)
  • 3 1
 yeah, i like his distinct red striped sweater
  • 3 8
flag dakarordie (Dec 15, 2010 at 10:24) (Below Threshold)
 DIPI! (DUDE IS PINNING IT!)
  • 2 0
 The freewheel was invented in the late 1880's just after the pneumatic tyre. The first coaster brakes appeared in the 1890's.
(wikipedia, bicycle history)

I don't think that boy or that man leaned like that in a berm on a fixed gear bike. The pedal would hit the ground. Or he would have to lean in and back out when the inner pedal goes down, but that would just be weird, wouldn't it?
  • 4 0
 Funny because when i looked it said 1925-1930. Wikipedia obviously isnt a reliable resource to argue with...
  • 3 0
 Let's just state this, since we will never know:

- It's a cool photo
- Props for pinning it like that with narrow slicks on loose dirt
  • 1 0
 At what point did anyone say the photo was from the 1900's? So chances are that this picture was taken the week it got uploaded... Meaning it could be freewheel... But yeah... I hate digging up old debates...
  • 1 0
 bweger1234 assumed so.
  • 1 1
 if he had a damn freewheel he would have brakes on his bike, wouldnt he?....
  • 1 0
 a torpedo brake maybe?
  • 1 0
 which is?
  • 3 0
 The coaster brake, also known as a back pedal brake or foot brake (or torpedo in some countries), is a type of drum brake integrated into hubs with an internal freewheel. Freewheeling functions as with other systems, but when back pedaled, the brake engages after a fraction of a revolution. The coaster brake can be found in both single-speed and internally geared hubs.

When such a hub is pedaled forwards, the sprocket drives a screw which forces a clutch to move along the axle, driving the hub shell or gear assembly. When pedaling is reversed, the screw drives the clutch in the opposite direction, forcing it either between two brake pads and pressing them against the shell, or into a split collar and expanding it against the shell. The braking surface is often steel, and the braking element brass or phosphor-bronze, as in the Birmingham-made Perry Coaster Hub.
  • 3 0
 BMXers have freewheel and half of them ride brakeless...
  • 6 1
 Buying a non-suspension bike in the mid 20's -3 $
Buy a pair of goggles and gloves -0.45 $
Pinning a berm brakeless with slick tires 90 years ago - Priceless
  • 2 0
 www.popmatters.com/pm/review/108818-the-competition-bicycle-the-golden-age-of-handbuilt-bicycles
These books might have some info. I'm guessing the pic is from post-war Germany.
  • 3 0
 (^^^)
  • 2 0
 ...and all the kiddies on here talk sh1t about roadies!
  • 2 0
 Yep, Mountain Bikers Prevail, I cant wait to hear all the nasaty comments I'm going to get haha
  • 1 0
 Not worth the breathe...
  • 1 0
 Hahha
  • 2 1
 I'd put money on that being from about the 1950s-1960s, definitely not a hundred years old
  • 1 0
 Shit!!!!!! I wouldn't lay it over that far on one of today's modern roadies!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 9 3
 hahah what a sweet thingy hahah Sheep
  • 8 3
 Are you Welsh?
  • 6 3
 are YOU a complete tit? Razz he's canadian
  • 4 4
 More of a reference to the sheep in the photo. Therefore by unanimous decision - You fail Kian.
  • 4 14
flag kian (Feb 4, 2010 at 8:11) (Below Threshold)
 mate, your welsh, your just encouraging welsh racism. and 'unanimous' would mean that everyone agrees, which they don't. i get the refrence but theres no point saying 'are you welsh' when its blatantly obvious that he's canadian.
  • 11 4
 Im sorry that you lack the humour needed to appreciate a joke. The joke "why did the chicken cross the road" doesnt literally mean a chicken crossed a road pal...

Tbh im not a winey bitch who thinks that the term sheep shagger is racist... because the welsh arent a separate race to the English. Im an truely sorry that you cant understand one of my jokes. ill leave you with this link to some bike related comedy - www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcWDmTZdU_M (farmer jack isnt actually riding the bike though Razz )
  • 3 9
flag kian (Feb 4, 2010 at 15:48) (Below Threshold)
 dude, i dont really give a shit, stop wasting my time.
  • 3 5
 Read a joke book or two Wink
  • 3 4
 ok buddy look. im sorry i took a snap at your 'absolutly fucking HILARIOUS' joke. i was pissed off at the time. but seriously, stop wasting your life and enjoy the picture. sheeesh
  • 3 0
 30 seconds...
scrap and walk away
Smile
  • 2 0
 POD
  • 2 0
 haha POD
  • 2 0
 Amazing POD!!!!
  • 1 0
 "Freeriders, getting it sideways since 1909"
  • 2 0
 pod and thats so sick
  • 2 0
 oakleys new goggles!!?!
  • 1 0
 thats radical origem.....POD HERE!!!!
  • 2 0
 T U F F !
  • 1 0
 hahahaha POD!!! hahahah xD
  • 2 0
 Can you say "Style"!
  • 2 1
 if he falls and banges his head hes f*ckin dead man !!!!!!
  • 1 0
 POD all the way across the sky!!!
  • 1 0
 so intence Big Grin
  • 1 0
 Pioneer much!?!? Awesome.
  • 2 3
 Has to get pod, just an amazing shot from back in day where biking came from!
  • 1 0
 that nice Wink
  • 1 1
 that guy is insane, doing stuff like that with no brakes
  • 1 0
 lol, funny
  • 1 0
 no helmet. lol
  • 1 0
 FUCKING POD!!!
  • 1 0
 roost!
  • 1 0
 POD All the way
  • 1 0
 POD !
  • 1 0
 Is een mongol jonge!
  • 1 1
 It Can't Be a POD unfortunately...... He's Not Wearing An Helmet....
  • 1 1
 old scholll i wonder if he actually falled down O.O
  • 1 0
 sweet pod
  • 1 0
 Sheep
  • 1 0
 thats old style
  • 1 1
 BANZAAAAY!

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