Now this little experiment is something I have thought about doing before but have never gotten to it yet. I am surprised how nobody ever tried to question what it was that he was doing while he stole his own bike time after time. I think it was really shocking that the only person that stopped and talked to him just showed him a better way to break the lock and chain to steal the bike. What is even more shocking is that in at least 3 of these different scenarios you see a police officer near by or even in the background …. “to protect and to serve?” … my ass ! Well I hope this vide is a wake up call for many of you out there to invest in a good U-lock because not ont time did he try and break open a U-lock. Remember if you do purchase a U-lock device be sure to get the smallest one possible so it does not allow enough space between your frame and the pole you lock it too for a car jack to fit. Yes I said it, a CAR JACK ! Most U-locks that are broken into are popped open by using a car scissor jack that is typically found to come with any car that has a spare tire and jack. So stay smart and think about where you lock your bike and think about it … a bike can be replaced but it is usually the memories of good times you miss most when losing a bike. I know I love every one of my bikes !
So when I first saw this video I could not help but chuckle a bit to myself about how funny it would be to watch this video with some Beavis and Butthead style commentary but I still am thinking about doing that but in the mean time I took some screenshots of some of the people that are interviewed throughout this video and shared some of their best quotes from the video. Either way you look at this video its funny and also passes along some great information along to young Latino riders out there to get inspired to ride a fixie bike. It is so awesome to see so many kids getting on these bikes that I love. I just wish some people would educate themselves a bit more on the bikes and their history but either way this fixed gear phenomenon is here to stay and grow.
EMMANUEL – 18 years old
Huntington Park, Ca.
“A fixie are way faster than mountain bike, speed bikes, anything. Because they are single gear.”
“If you cruz around too, You find white people, Black people.”
JASMINE – 18 years old
San Gabriel, Ca.
“Well they say its easier cuz like you just keep going ya know. You don’t have to struggle with the pedals.”
“Well it’s just something that came back up, it’s actually something ahh that was used back in the day, a fixie riding. Where you pedal forward and backward and now it’s just something fun for kids to do.”
ROGER – 18 years old
Los Angeles, Ca.
“There’s tricking fixies and then there’s riding fixies.”
“Not many people like it, think think it’s dangerous, but to me ………………. it’s uhh …. it’s…… I just like doing it. I like biking, I like riding, and to get faster and to lie get somewhere maybe like get sponsored or do something with the bike.”
OZY – 17 years old
Mid City, Ca.
“Well if you don’t have a brake some cities are really, nah like mean. Like so they stop you and if you don’t have a brake or a helmet or if its dark and you don’t have a light they will give you a ticket. And then, and then … well they like give you a ticket. So yeah, that’s only like the cities that are evil.”
ONYX – 18 years old
Los Angeles, Ca.
“And the thing about the wind cutters is ahh, the flyers right here are everything. Ahh I pretty much put it too my liking. Ahh these are raves, Sunset Shuffle, Starbucks, and on the other side we have Reggaeton is for music.”
ROGER – 17 years old
Mid City, Ca.
“Everybody is riding them, especially Mexicans.”
Saw this posted up on FB the other day courtesy of Josh Boothby and Nikko Jow … good to see these two cool again after the pop pop popcorn incedent about a monthe ago. This time Josh rides all the way to Area Cycles fakie as Nikko films. This guy is clownin hahahha I know prop riders that can not even ride fakie and this guy makes it look to easy. Take notes out there
So sick !! Before I watched this I thought it was going to be your typical over analyzed instructional video showing you how to bar hop but it totally wasn’t at all ! This was so sick and shows so many different variations of bars. This is more like a full edit of non stop bar spins hahahhaha ! I hope they keep this going because I am going to be finishing up my 26 build soon and I will definitely need some pointers. GO RIDE YO BIKE !
Tell Congress not to censor the internet NOW! – http://www.fightforthefuture.org/pipa
I for one really was impelled to share this as soon as I saw the BLACKOUT posts by TTv and PROLLY this video explaining what is going on is very informative and very important that we all take this seriously. This is going to ruin everything we do and love on the internet just so people in the entertainment world can make a few extra bucks. This is nothing new at all… for example this reminds me of the “BICYCLISTS BILL OF RIGHTS” which was something that I know cyclists in California and other states have fought to pass which does not change the law it only reinterprets our already given rights to the road. This law if passed will actually change everything and not just state the right they have already. It makes every website and individual liable for their actions and anything someone writes or posts about on their domain or site. This is a bunch of horse shit and I hope all of you go to the LINK TO SIGN PETITION which I saw on PROLLY’S WEBSITE so PLEASE go to the link and SIGN THE PETITION !!!!!
PROTECT-IP is a bill that has been introduced in the Senate and the House and is moving quickly through Congress. It gives the government and corporations the ability to censor the net, in the name of protecting “creativity”. The law would let the government or corporations censor entire sites– they just have to convince a judge that the site is “dedicated to copyright infringement.”
The government has already wrongly shut down sites without any recourse to the site owner. Under this bill, sharing a video with anything copyrighted in it, or what sites like Youtube and Twitter do, would be considered illegal behavior according to this bill.
According to the Congressional Budget Office, this bill would cost us $47 million tax dollars a year — that’s for a fix that won’t work, disrupts the internet, stifles innovation, shuts out diverse voices, and censors the internet. This bill is bad for creativity and does not protect your rights.
Here is a recap of 39 videos I have put together since the end of July this year. It has only been about 5 -6 mothes since I started MASHAFIX.com and when I started making videos; I did them on my iPhone when I very first started. I had no idea how to use a video program or a camera when I started. Over time I have began to learn more and more about filming and editing and have progressed in the videos I put together. I still use the iPhone when I am on the go and need to shoot,edit,and upload something real quick. Regardless this 2011 year has been amazing. I have met so many influential people and learned so much. I first started www.MASHAFIX.com in hope to capture peoples passions in life and make videos to post. After A while I started making more and more videos and the blogging aspect has just become way to much fun. I love watching life from other peoples lives and sharing it with the world. I look forward to bringing you more and more videos for the new 2012 year. I am finally about to purchase my first professional camera so the quality of my productions will be much better for the new year so stay posted to mashafix.com for more videos. Thank you all again for your support and for watching my videos. Its all of your views and support that makes me want to keep making these videos. I would like to thank all of the other major blogs and websites for re-posting all of my videos and helping me spread the word of MASHAFIX. Have a safe and HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU !!!!!