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The Flying Scotsman

Old 05-03-07, 08:55 PM
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The Flying Scotsman

I'm assuming that people have seen this, but just in case...

https://www.mgm.com/sites/theflyingscotsman/
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Old 05-03-07, 09:24 PM
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Yea...too bad I live in BFE
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Old 05-03-07, 10:49 PM
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It is a great great film. I got to see a free preview in SF. The film crams alot of time/ and info in the first half hour or so, but once it gets going its really good. Its a great story, and there are alot of intense racing scenes. When I got out, all I wanted to do was ride my bike as fast as I possibly could.
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Old 05-03-07, 10:53 PM
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Maybe it's just me, but.......

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Old 05-03-07, 11:22 PM
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oh man i wanna see it but i live in utah so no playings close.
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Old 05-03-07, 11:30 PM
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**** i want to see this so bad.
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Old 05-04-07, 08:52 AM
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Hey Japhy I was at the SF preview too...didn't you think the whole suicide angle was a bit dull? That bike he built looked painful!
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Old 05-04-07, 10:26 AM
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WTF? Not a single showing anywhere in the Southeast?
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Old 05-04-07, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by thebankman
Hey Japhy I was at the SF preview too...didn't you think the whole suicide angle was a bit dull? That bike he built looked painful!
Well they were working with a true story. I think with the modern standard of hour and a half films, its hard to get enough time to really develop any kind of necessary sub plot. But that said I think they did an ok job of it.

I think this is why tv series like sopranos and 6 feet under have been so popular. There is so much more time and everything can be given so much more depth.
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Old 05-04-07, 12:18 PM
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good movie!
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Old 05-04-07, 02:15 PM
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looks sweet
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It's worth checking out.
There's some quality bike nerdiness happening.
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Definitely bike nerd-dom is apparent in this movie. The only thing it needed was some close up shots of the road bikes he and his Scottish friend were riding around the countryside. The only bike you could identify 100% was the Raleigh 3speed the old dude was riding near the beginning, that tank can't be confused with anything else.
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i enjoyed it. the actors and characters were good enough to make it an actual movie, rather than just a "bike movie."

plus it had sickboy.

i thought the scene early on where he raced the guy home was ridiculous and unecessary, and also magnified the not-so-great bike handling skills of the actor who played obree.

but i'd say it's definitely worth going to see.
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Old 05-07-07, 10:52 AM
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The best part of the movie was when they had a close up shot of him clipping into his Shimano 105 mountain bike pedals right before he started his hour record. WTF??
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Old 05-07-07, 11:10 AM
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im not sure, but i do not think there is such a thing as shimano 105 mountain bike pedals.
perhaps you mean spd mountain?
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Old 05-07-07, 11:23 AM
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oh man i'm glad to live in baltimore
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Originally Posted by Yoshi
The best part of the movie was when they had a close up shot of him clipping into his Shimano 105 mountain bike pedals right before he started his hour record. WTF??
So you can accept that he broke records on a homemade bike, but SPDs are absurd?
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Old 05-07-07, 11:42 AM
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Zero Cool is the main character...

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Originally Posted by heliumb
So you can accept that he broke records on a homemade bike, but SPDs are absurd?
Those pedals didn't exist in 1993. I can accept that he built his own bikes, but I cannot accept that he built a time machine.
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Old 05-07-07, 12:06 PM
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The internet said they appeared in 88, but I don't know if that's true or if the dude used them in reality.
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Originally Posted by Yoshi
Those pedals didn't exist in 1993. I can accept that he built his own bikes, but I cannot accept that he built a time machine.
Pretty sure I had a pair in 1993
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Yeah, apparently Shimano started making the SPDs in 1988. A guy I saw the movie with said that the 105s weren't around in 93, which may still be true (as in, that particular model of SPDs).

In any case if you take a look at photos of Graeme Obree riding on his homemade bike you can see that he has road pedals.
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It's like any other cycling film. You have to see it at least once.

I can appreciate his home-made frame.
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i just know that this movie was way better than emoman 3 i mean spiderman 3..

p.s. he drinks every kind of liquid in that movie as if it was his last drink evar
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