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Wheelies

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by red_tom, 20 Sep 2007.

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  1. Cool

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  2. Fool

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  1. red_tom

    red_tom New Member

    Location:
    East London
    Discuss.
     
  2. papercorn2000

    papercorn2000 Senior Member

    Depends on the bike used. On a BMX - easy so less cool. On a serious low-pro track bike - very difficult and so cooler.
     
  3. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    cool, but I think how necessary they are/how much of a point there is to them is overrated.
     
  4. jonathan ellis

    jonathan ellis Well-Known Member

    Location:
    London
    ah crap just realised you meant 'wheelies'
    and not 'wheelies direct'

    ignore my 'fool' post
     
  5. dan_bo

    dan_bo How much does it cost to Oldham?

    Location:
    Failsworth
    cool as feck. Especially when you're doing a 200-yard job on a £200 baggy full suspension bike.
     
  6. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Location:
    Behind a desk
    Cool but hurts.

    Last time I did one was on CM in London, on my Dahon folder, with a load of documents in the pannier.

    Needless to say the back wheel shot forwards and I landed on my left hip. I was in pain for weeks afterwards.

    I'm 38 years old.
     
  7. PrettyboyTim

    PrettyboyTim New Member

    Location:
    Brighton
    Cool. But I've never been able to do them.. :blush:
     
  8. Big Bren

    Big Bren New Member

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Cool - I'm trying to rediscover the art of the coaster wheelie, to impress my 8 year old son. Spent a good hour last night up and down our street - the neighbours must think I'm a right plank.

    Bren
     
  9. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    Location:
    Essex
    Cool on a Brompton. Definite knack to it apparently. I've never been brave enough to try.

    I once braked so hard on the Embankment (thought I would hit the motorcycle in front) that the back wheel folded and I ended up just sitting on the outside lane going nowhere looking like a right p&^%k. Nice repair jub needed as well. Thin line between cool and fool (or fule in Brixton, innit).
     
  10. Alcdrew

    Alcdrew Senior Member

    Location:
    UK
    I'm on the fence on this. Defo cool for kids, but not sure about adults.

    But maybe thats just cos I'm scarred to try to do them now, incase I fall off and look even more like a fool.. It has been nearly 20 years since the last time I did one. But everyday on my way home I think maybe I should give it ago. Then remeber I have a big rack on the back of the bike, and decide that it most defainatly not wise to try with that on teh back, and then when I haven't got that on teh back, I'm usualy out with my son, and don't want to look like an idiot in front of him by falling off.
     
  11. Frazer

    Frazer New Member

    Fool on a road bike...unless your Robbie Mcewen going over a mountaintop, then its uber-cool.

    I went out the other week with some MTB guys, i was on my road bike, and they were pulling wheelies, bunny hops, etc, i felt so rubbish for not being able to do them. Then we got to the first big hill :blush: