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Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
« Reply #45 on: October 13, 2012, 02:40:50 AM »
Hi all
I just found this on you tube. Ian Hibell shows off his touring kit on Blue Peter in1975.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny81vcxTZQk&feature=relmfu

Be amazed at the contents of his kitchen.

This is nice too  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsQxt9-vK-k&feature=relmfu
Cheers
Ian
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Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
« Reply #46 on: October 13, 2012, 07:00:48 AM »
Hi all
I just found this on you tube. Ian Hibell shows off his touring kit on Blue Peter in1975.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny81vcxTZQk&feature=relmfu

Be amazed at the contents of his kitchen.

This is nice too  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsQxt9-vK-k&feature=relmfu
Cheers
Ian


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Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
« Reply #47 on: October 13, 2012, 07:18:53 AM »
Hi All!

I have a copy of Ian's "cycling biography", Into the Remote Places. The man was truly an original in the best of ways, and I think his achievements are amazing. I recall reading that to save weight, he took three socks...wearing two while the third was drying from washing. He took shoe polish to keep his cleated cycling shoes in good shape, and used it religiously.

Those wishing to learn a bit more about Ian can do so at the following links...

A nice page about Ian by the "Bike Brothers", Nicholas and Andrew Henderson, can be found here:
http://www.bikebrothers.co.uk/ianhibell.htm

Details about some of his bicycles appears here, with photos:
http://www.bikebrothers.co.uk/ih_touringbikes.htm

A new and comprehensive book about him, The Legend of Ian Hibell, is available here:
http://www.bikebrothers.co.uk/ian_legend.htm

The "Bike Brothers" home page is here: http://www.bikebrothers.co.uk/index.html

All the best,

Dan.
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Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
« Reply #48 on: October 13, 2012, 08:17:11 AM »
Incidentalliy, Into the Remote Places was reprinted recently by Mercian Manuals and is still available from them via Amazon, they also print a few other books about cyling legends as well as their main focus which is old car and motorbike books.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/shops/storefront/index.html?ie=UTF8&marketplaceID=A1F83G8C2ARO7P&sellerID=A2UE2D1419NFSS

Their own website is http://www.mercianmanuals.co.uk/

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Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
« Reply #49 on: October 13, 2012, 11:26:41 AM »
Hi Pete, glad you liked this. It took me back to my childhood as well as being a bike thing.

Dan, what can I say? Your ability to retort with the directly relevant and the tangentially interesting continues to amaze. Thank you so much.

Ian  :)

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« Reply #50 on: October 13, 2012, 03:30:48 PM »
EH what was that you said Ian  ::) ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
« Reply #51 on: October 28, 2012, 03:31:39 AM »
Hi All!

Ever wonder how racks are fillet-brazed? How handlebars and such are made? And then heat-treated in post-producton? Take a look at this video showing the inside workings of Nitto:

http://vimeo.com/23907384#

I was astonished at just how quickly drop 'bars are bent...and equally astounded at the mechanical precision of the gentleman carefully placing quill stems in formation on the tabletop after inserting the clamp bolt.

Best,

Dan.

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Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
« Reply #52 on: February 12, 2013, 06:28:55 PM »
"Brooks England -- The Blues of an Icon" is a documentary of operations at Brooks that recently came to my attention thanks to David Davies, Forum member and curator of the Tandem Pilots & Stokers group on Facebook.

A very nicely done portrayal of things Brooksian, it is viewable here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4n8qkwIElY

I loved the retro-Roadie intro (in authentic recreation) and the saddle riveting caught my eye. As someone who has re-riveted many Brooks covers, I was um, "riveted" to the screen. They're right -- one misplaced hammer blow and the cover is ruined, bruised beyond redemption. Get it right, and the results are sublime. I cheat, using one free hammer to hit another (with softened striking surface) already placed on the rivet. The hard part is constructing a reliable anvil.

A must-see for all Brooks fans, laden with history and inside views of Operations. I think I could look at the rail-former all day, and especially liked the sign by the trimmer's station:

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Qualification for Being a Trimmer:
Grip like a vice
Strength of a "800lb" Gorilla
Stamina of a Viking Rower

Best,

Dan.
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« Reply #53 on: February 12, 2013, 07:23:06 PM »
excellent stuff dan really enjoyed that.

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Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
« Reply #54 on: February 13, 2013, 10:28:28 AM »
Well time for me to post this Film about "Tour d'Afrique" 2012!
This is the trip to Africa that I started last year (and almost ended Me  :( ) on the 3rd/4th of Feb this year was my 1st birthday! to be alive is great, to cycle is better  8)
You will see Me at the end of the Film.

http://youtu.be/KSmu4oprXEQ

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Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
« Reply #55 on: February 13, 2013, 12:32:40 PM »
Enjoyed that thanks Pete,
I was an avid follower of your African trip,  so much so it has inspired me to follow in your footsteps.
Checking your gear on your website was what directed me to Thorn and this website...

Of course that means if anything bad happens, its your fault.... :p
In the end, it's not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away.
'shing xiong'

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« Reply #56 on: February 13, 2013, 05:21:02 PM »
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Well time for me to post this Film about "Tour d'Afrique" 2012...
Oh -- How disappointing! Content-blocked in the States, Germany, Asia, according to the message I receive when using various proxies and DNS'.
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This video contains content from SME, UMG, IODA, The Harry Fox Agency, Inc. (HFA), Beggars, UMPG Publishing, The Orchard Music and EMI, one or more of whom have blocked it in your country on copyright grounds.
I think it is the music publishers that did it.

Ah, me. Will keep trying, Pete.

All the best,

Dan.

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« Reply #57 on: February 14, 2013, 07:36:34 PM »
Yeah! A video about Minnesota's gravel-road road race, the Almanzo 100:
http://vimeo.com/47963412#

I love riding road bikes on gravel...always have.

Best,

Dan.

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« Reply #58 on: February 16, 2013, 06:58:34 AM »
Oh -- How disappointing! Content-blocked in the States, Germany, Asia, according to the message I receive when using various proxies and DNS'. I think it is the music publishers that did it.

Ah, me. Will keep trying, Pete.

All the best,

Dan.

Hi Dan
Maybe this will work for you and anyone in the US etc?
http://vimeo.com/42884612
Being the same film but loaded up on Vimeo  ;)

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« Reply #59 on: February 16, 2013, 07:42:59 AM »
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Maybe this will work for you and anyone in the US etc?
Yes! It surely did, Pete, and good on you for finding it; much appreciated! It gave a much fuller appreciation for the entire event and...

...what you went through as well. Was that you in the Fallen Heroes section, in a hospital bed, wearing a helmet and giving the thumbs-up and victory signs? If so (and I hardly recognized you), the toll it took shows plainly. Very fortunate indeed to still have you with us, my friend. My goodness, you went through the mill on this one, yes indeed.

A very nice portrayal of Tour d'Afrique; a real treat to see, and well worth your effort to find a viewable version for me; thanks Pete!

All the best,

Dan. (...who sure hopes you can get the re-do of your hopes and dreams -- and wishing you a belated Happy ReBirthday)