just watching american flyers....

ianbar
ianbar Posts: 1,354
edited May 2013 in Road general
wife has insisted we watch this for so long, watching now with tour of california on iPad!
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  • jasonbrim
    jasonbrim Posts: 105
    Great film! I watched it again last weekend while I waited for the TTT to start.
  • ed_j
    ed_j Posts: 335
    IT's good but I much prefer Breaking Away!
  • bmxboy10
    bmxboy10 Posts: 1,958
    Sad i know but my American Flyers Shaversport jersey arrived from the US just a few weeks ago :lol:
  • ianbar
    ianbar Posts: 1,354
    Ed J wrote:
    IT's good but I much prefer Breaking Away!

    googling it now...
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  • mrbrightside
    mrbrightside Posts: 214
    Is this film available to watch online? i've had a look on the usual site i frequent ; )
  • team47b
    team47b Posts: 6,424
    ianbar wrote:
    Ed J wrote:
    IT's good but I much prefer Breaking Away!

    googling it now...

    Breaking Away, watch online...
    http://retrofilms.in/index.php?productID=449
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  • ugo.santalucia
    ugo.santalucia Posts: 28,233
    And the russian is riding a Sannino frame just like mine!! Except mine is a lot nicer... 8)
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  • ed_j
    ed_j Posts: 335
    And the russian is riding a Sannino frame just like mine!! Except mine is a lot nicer... 8)

    The Russian's cycling 'style' had me laughing at points. His attacks are vicious :lol:
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,440
    It's an absolute pile of cliched shite with the good old 'Merican hero overcoming those nasty, cheating, drugged up Ruskies. The Russian is climbing the Rockies with the leaders despite being built like Forsterman. 'Shake and break' my ar$e.
  • ed_j
    ed_j Posts: 335
    Pross wrote:
    It's an absolute pile of cliched shite with the good old 'Merican hero overcoming those nasty, cheating, drugged up Ruskies. The Russian is climbing the Rockies with the leaders despite being built like Forsterman. 'Shake and break' my ar$e.

    Pretty sure the main rival is an American...
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,440
    Ed J wrote:
    Pross wrote:
    It's an absolute pile of cliched shite with the good old 'Merican hero overcoming those nasty, cheating, drugged up Ruskies. The Russian is climbing the Rockies with the leaders despite being built like Forsterman. 'Shake and break' my ar$e.

    Pretty sure the main rival is an American...

    True, but the big, bearded Russian was also there for the flag wavers to boo at.
  • ugo.santalucia
    ugo.santalucia Posts: 28,233
    Pross wrote:
    It's an absolute pile of cliched shite with the good old 'Merican hero overcoming those nasty, cheating, drugged up Ruskies. The Russian is climbing the Rockies with the leaders despite being built like Forsterman. 'Shake and break' my ar$e.

    That's because he is riding a Sannino frame... you should have seen me... I was finishing my (horribly French) coffee at the top of the Aubisque when the 15 strong companions made their way into the cafe'
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  • smidsy
    smidsy Posts: 5,273
    Pross wrote:
    It's an absolute pile of cliched shite with the good old 'Merican hero overcoming those nasty, cheating, drugged up Ruskies. The Russian is climbing the Rockies with the leaders despite being built like Forsterman. 'Shake and break' my ar$e.

    That's because he is riding a Sannino frame... you should have seen me... I was finishing my (horribly French) coffee at the top of the Aubisque when the 15 strong companions made their way into the cafe'

    TBF that is more to do with you. If I rode the Sannino I would still be last, but at least I would look good. :mrgreen:
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  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,394
    Clichéd cheesy brilliance! :D One of the great sporting films.

    The treadmill scene is one of my favourite's.

    Great soundtrack too.....

    Lets go! American Flyers...You aim hi hi hi highy high, the race against time. I know... your heart is on fiiire. Going the distance...leaving the others behind...

    :oops:
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  • goonz
    goonz Posts: 3,106
    And the russian is riding a Sannino frame just like mine!! Except mine is a lot nicer... 8)

    I have to agree with that...
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  • clelanj
    clelanj Posts: 68
    Saw this film last weekend, 25 years after the first viewing. Corny, dated, brilliant!!

    Whenever I'm out with the guys and a dog runs to the garden fence barking at us, we always say 'just callin for Eddie'! :D
  • ianbar
    ianbar Posts: 1,354
    well i have to say i enjoyed it maybe i wouldnt have if it had not been about cycling but really is just entertainment....despite the fact it was meant to be about they guys brother dying! will watch breaking away at some point before go back to work next week.
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  • ugo.santalucia
    ugo.santalucia Posts: 28,233
    ianbar wrote:
    well i have to say i enjoyed it maybe i wouldnt have if it had not been about cycling but really is just entertainment....despite the fact it was meant to be about they guys brother dying! will watch breaking away at some point before go back to work next week.

    In breaking away he has a rather nice Masi frame... can't remember the groupset though
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