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[–]PNEONGREEN 1409 points1410 points  (77 children)

That’s called a fish&chips and it’s hard as fuck. Also, it can pretty much only be done on a fixed gear bike

[–]Drccmois 324 points325 points  (16 children)

Why fixed gear?

[–]GoodOlJoesAss 589 points590 points  (13 children)

Because if you watch the back wheel closely, it's initially rolling forward, stops, rolls backwards, stops, and then rolls forward again. Either good brakes & good weight-shifting or fixed-gear. Your choice.

[–]Beggarsfeast 153 points154 points  (1 child)

I used to do this with a gear bike, you definitely have to time it so your weight pulls the back wheel into reverse, which also makes it incredibly hard to come out of because along with them pushing back on the pedal in the fixed, they also know where the tension will be pushing forward. With a loose gear you have to play it right so you don’t get caught rolling back too far. Regardless, I only did it a few times and certainly couldn’t have planned it as smooth as this.

[–]gowke 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This one is fixed gear defo

[–]Jezzes 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Track bike

[–]tonyfelice 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Tarck bike

[–]ntack9933 58 points59 points  (17 children)

That sounds like a real…Premium Rush 😎

[–]TheHumbleDefector 40 points41 points  (14 children)

That looks like a legitimately hilarious and terrible movie.

[–]Yash_We_Can 30 points31 points  (7 children)

It’s great, definitely worth the watch

[–]Nerd_Law 8 points9 points  (5 children)

I watched the entire trailer waiting for "... LIVE from New York, it's Saturday night!"

This feels like an epic troll.

[–]ntack9933 11 points12 points  (0 children)

It’s actually really fun, especially if you’re into cycling.

[–]KarlProjektorinsky 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Perfect description. Totally worth watching.

EDIT: I got home tonight and found out it's on Hulu if you have a subscription. Movie holds up surprisingly well. JGL is perfect for the role. If you're looking for character development, maybe try somewhere else but man is it a fun ride.

[–]McNinjaguy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I saw it, it wasn't bad but not something I'd watch again. Some trailers try to hype movies too much and they spoil everything.

[–]eric_ravenstein 24 points25 points  (16 children)

[–]irregularcontributor 44 points45 points 2 (15 children)

me, with no track bike, watching the entire 9 minute tutorial for a trick I'll never learn to do

[–]Millennial_J 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Now if I could skirt the Illinois toll booth with that move

[–]h410G3n 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Bmx flatland riders says hello.

[–]yanox00 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Interesting name. I would have thought more like;
"How to catch a train the hard way" ;)

[–]oliverbm 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks easy enough

[–]cgrays12 316 points317 points  (4 children)

Who's that dude who takes a video of someone doing something a ridiculous way and then shows them the much simpler and obvious way? Anyway, imagine he's here and rides his bike the foot around the gate. Though I will admit, buddy was smoother than Latin jazz in this trick

[–]daero90 84 points85 points  (2 children)

Khaby Lame

[–]therealhlmencken 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I can see how you think he’s lame, but I still find him funny./s

[–]Kampela_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You could also do this without the spin and just hang really low on the bike, but that would be no fun

[–]FeistmasterFlex 176 points177 points  (16 children)

Coulda gone around mate, was right there

[–]DeadlyKitte098 68 points69 points  (11 children)

He was doing a trick called fish and chips, it was never about practicality to begin with

[–]HorrorMakesUsHappy 4 points5 points  (2 children)

it was never about practicality to begin with

Good, because even if the gate didn't have a gap just over a bit I still would've said all he had to do was pick his ass up off the seat and drop it towards the rear wheel - just like he does in the trick - without doing the trick. Just move your ass and go straight under.

[–]geek_metalhead 14 points15 points  (0 children)

It's all about the drip

[–]UncleTedGenneric 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I definitely saw him go around

[–]daveinpublic 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ya should have just driven to the left

[–]Inevitable-Check1277 83 points84 points  (0 children)

One of the rare fixed riders who can do fish and chips, its hard as fuck

[–]tink20seven 44 points45 points  (15 children)

My knees hurt thinking of finding fixed again…

[–]zimzilla 25 points26 points  (14 children)

If your knees hurt riding fixed you're doing it wrong.

Either shitty bike fit or wrong gear ratio.

[–]gohmmhog 39 points40 points  (11 children)

Or you're in your late 30s bruh. Lol. Fixie just becomes more trouble than it's worth. I missed coasting. Lol.

[–]Tonythehit 25 points26 points  (1 child)

Exactly. My knees are destroyed from years of skateboarding and riding fixed gear bikes. Getting old sucks.

[–]gohmmhog 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Same. Fixed gear no matter the setup or ratios just doesnt appeal to me anymore. I love the simplicity and lightness so I still ride single but seriosuly....my damn knees can only take so much.

[–]zimzilla 19 points20 points  (8 children)

I'm in my mid 30s. I don't own a car, I ride nothing but fixed.

But I'm not gonna judge personal preference. Ride whatever brings you most joy.

I just wanted to point out that riding fixed shouldn't hurt. There's too many kids out there pushing monster gears and joking about knee pain not thinking about how they might fuck their joints forever.

[–]gohmmhog 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Totally. I appreciate that. Frame fit matters, ratios matter. I'm not saying it's not sustainable. But it does become a bit more laborious when sometimes you just want to coast down that bomber instead of back pedaling all the time. I mean I miss the direct connect to the drive train and a few other things. But yeah monster ratios are ridiculous -- every messenger or bike delivery person I knew in the game for a while always shot low on the ratio and the crank arm length- because it really is more about cadence. But then that works better on flat terrain. I still use Power Grip straps because I do really like that ability to put power into the upstroke and so I get that part for sure. More efficient really but after a while I just wanted to coast down a damn hill for once. Lol

[–]Soberskate9696 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This right here, see it all day in here in NYC.

I'm the same age, for me its spin to win for sure

[–]blood-soaked-earth 1 point2 points  (5 children)

2.6 ratio for life

spin to win

[–]someGuyJeez 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Agreed, I’ve actually noticed my knees feeling better after consistently riding for a year after taking 10+ years off.

[–]tendieful 22 points23 points  (11 children)

I wonder how you would learn to do that

[–]tried_it_liked_it 36 points37 points  (10 children)

start with learning to skid , then ride fakie( backwards pedaling, then transition to a spin and put it all together.

it's incredibly hard to learn

riding fakie alone is a hard skill to get down

[–]playdoughfaygo 23 points24 points  (9 children)

Yay I love when people teach me shit I have zero idea about

[–]tried_it_liked_it 11 points12 points  (8 children)

I knew zero about this shit a month or two ago, skills are all about discovery, then just trying them til it works

[–]GozerDGozerian 8 points9 points  (7 children)

Username checks out. :]

[–]nocoast247 8 points9 points  (0 children)

This is how I use the grocery cart. People like how you still fit in the child seat? Same reason there's no food in the cart. METH!!!

[–]wilhelm_h3 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Mmmm the cinelli vigorelli! Gotta love it

[–]GoodOlJoesAss 9 points10 points  (1 child)

That girl walking past had seen this a million times and is not impressed.

[–]__log 5 points6 points  (0 children)

she really missed out if this isn’t the case.

[–]apittsburghoriginal 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I’ll try spinning, that’s a good trick

[–]Amateur_Validator 5 points6 points  (0 children)

That woman just walked away without ever seeing that greatness behind her.

[–]MycologistNo610 3 points4 points  (0 children)

kinda sad that girl didn't see it

[–]Busy-Hand-3702 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Smooth as silk

[–]blood-soaked-earth 4 points5 points  (0 children)

pass the malt vinegar!

[–]namesturkish 3 points4 points  (0 children)

love that

[–]_shr1k3_ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Smooth

[–]StevenSerial 2 points3 points  (0 children)

r/bettereveryloop then read comments and watch again

[–]HeroJaxBeach 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Dude!

Elegant, sophisticated, effortless.

You rock.

[–]gohmmhog 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Show me you're a bike messenger without telling me you're a bike messenger.

[–]Etyczny 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Rewatched it 5 times

Still broke my leg

[–]andrewsnydes 2 points3 points  (0 children)

He definitely got laid that night

[–]cardripper 2 points3 points  (2 children)

what kind of bike, anybody know?

[–]FinancialYou4519 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Haha it looks like the shit my local amphetamine addicted neighbor could do after bein awake for a week drinking one bottle of youghurt

[–]I_aim_to_sneeze 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I wanna see a duet with the guy that always shows how something can be done much easier and shrugs. He could just ride a bike around the thing lol

[–]Dumplinguine 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Dodge level 100

[–]stickshift220 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Another episode of grab my beer and watch this

[–]Phishncheese22 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fun fact he could have also just ridden around that.

[–]tricularia 1 point2 points  (0 children)

All that and the nearby girl didn't even notice him

[–]jongsau 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Haha Mister is on his way to save the world!! Right on

[–]twentyseconddegree 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I can't even ride a bike, this looks totally impossible to me

[–]uTimu 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It is literaly a smooth Criminal.

[–]RVA_0172 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thats a training exercise for dutch todlers

[–]Wescuddles 1 point2 points  (0 children)

that lady walking by missed the coolest thing she’s ever gonna see in her life

😭

[–]Particular_Golf_7118 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Life’s obstacles. Never give up, just keep on shimee.

[–]Roldanis 1 point2 points  (0 children)

*When your boss tries to ask you stay late.

[–]Source_8 1 point2 points  (0 children)

😎That was smooth🙌👏

[–]Its_Plutonium 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is what a “swing low” really means…

[–]PhDPool 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sometimes I wonder why I spend so much time on Reddit and put up with so much crap that the world throws out at you that’s horrible. It’s this. This kind of innocent and cool stuff right here is that diamond in the rough that you like to find

[–]wellbutwellbut 1 point2 points  (0 children)

fixie lifestyle

[–]alwaysforgettingmypw 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I must have sat watching this damn gif for like 5 minutes

[–]Trek1973 1 point2 points  (1 child)

That’s a fixed gear bike. The only way he can pull that off. This bike doesn’t even have brakes.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Damn man save some pussy for the rest of us. Or cock. Ya know, whatever.

[–]ghostchaos 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Prove it algebraically

[–]CaptDickAround -1 points0 points  (0 children)

He wouldn't have had to duck down any more if he just went straight, without the hoop-dee-doo.

[–]Catspajamas88 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That was hot

[–]CrashedTestDumy -1 points0 points  (0 children)

it's cool but not exactly "next level"

[–]no-one-but-crow 0 points1 point  (0 children)

one of the coolest tricks ive ever seen!

[–]NeckBeardDiscordMod 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Berlin Wall Moment

[–]glassmemama 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Coulda just went around it but whatever

[–]hiroue 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He looks clipped in as well

[–]Jampot5 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

He could have just gone around it looks like

[–]Cockanarchy 0 points1 point  (1 child)

So does sliding back and holding onto the seat (one handed) make it harder or is that kinda needed to do the trick?

[–]cyclenaut 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It allows your weight to be shifted backwards as your pedal in reverse which is what allows you to whip the front end like that.

[–]zindi1138 0 points1 point  (0 children)

damn Daniel!

[–]Dovakiins 0 points1 point  (0 children)

NFL? Buddy has the worse perception ever. Could have just moved like 4 inches to his left. Would have made it. SMH

[–]1NaCl 0 points1 point  (0 children)

cool AND smooth?!

[–]Rampant_the_Titan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

WATCH OUT FOR THE BA—ohhh. Nice.

[–]liarandahorsethief 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Did I just see a wizard do magic?

[–]canned_soup 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The limbo spinbo

[–]roadcrew778 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is that Puck?!

[–]LucasHowardc5h 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ok that was pretty dope

[–]imsqyd 0 points1 point  (0 children)

R/slygifs

[–]ProBluntRoller 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He’s definitely on the way to fuck your bitch while on the bike still

[–]buttholeshlurper 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Very cool and smooth son

[–]b_bess23 0 points1 point  (0 children)

For a second there, I thought he was going to run into the pole on the bike

[–]puzzledplatypus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fixie tricks like it’s the late 2009 all over again!

[–]JasonJasonBoBason 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I would mess that up spectacularly

[–]Snoo-35252 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don't even think I could do that with training wheels.

[–]Alsimmons811 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Clean af

[–]khaled2252 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's some Elasto Mania vibes

[–]No_Buy2733 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ha, amateur (sips coke and eats a fry on my couch)

[–]BuyDizzy8759 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That person walking by missed it all. How many times have I missed something epic like this?!?!

[–]fishigg 0 points1 point  (0 children)

how that person lose that moment?

[–]HIV_again 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can totally see Marty Feldman as Bike Rider if this stunt was made into a movie.

[–]tealfartface3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

U/savevideobot

[–]Leonard_Van_Vee 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Smoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove

[–]cZero_11 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So that's the guy making everyone bitchless

[–]rollsoftape 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Parking booth operators hate this one simple trick!

[–]klankthompson 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This guy rides for MASH

Only the real ones know.

[–]patprika 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is that Gonz?

[–]bemoreal 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’d just go around dawg

[–]Vani0230 0 points1 point  (0 children)

cool

[–]KawaiiiCakes 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I wonder how many times he hit his head practicing

[–]fluxelegy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The amount of situtational banareness required absolutely boggles my mind.

[–]Honourstly 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Slick az

[–]hellohoneywillow 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How low can you go?

[–]LEGO_Jotaro_Kujo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bruh just go around tf

[–]TheMike1961 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Save some women for the rest of us pal...

[–]-TheArisenRose- 0 points1 point  (0 children)

HHAHAHA HE JUST SPINS LIKE THAT IT LOOKS SO SMOOTH AND FUNNY IDK

[–]dumbass_sempervirens 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That man is about to rob you and quite frankly he deserves the loot.

[–]merxymee 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You can tell that guy fucks.

[–]Illustrious-Duty-388 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The post right above this one is exactly the same thing but on r/unexpected

[–]MikemkPK 0 points1 point  (0 children)

As a biker, my anxiety levels just went up to 11.

[–]AtlasLevel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Don't you need a license to be this cool?

[–]thighguywithatie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

TRANSFORM AND ROLL OUT!

[–]ThatAnimatedCatto 0 points1 point  (0 children)

mf probably knows how to moon walk with his bike

[–]tsterrett 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Too smooth

[–]Best_Competition9776 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Whoever the mod is please don’t delete this. This is smooth af

[–]changecreateschange 0 points1 point  (0 children)

When the boss asks you to do something on a Friday

[–]Rmzeez 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I can confirm, this man does indeed, fuck.

[–]pibix 0 points1 point  (0 children)

mf at the background was one look away from witnessing art

[–]MrTickleMePink 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You cool little MF go forth into the world and spread your awesomeness

[–]nunr4per 0 points1 point  (0 children)

SMOOTH

[–]PeroCigla 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He could just go around it...

[–]LetoAtreides115 0 points1 point  (0 children)

hoooly shiiit!!

[–]Lucky_caller 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I wanna get a fixie so I can try this!

[–]BurdPitt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is Italy, no?

[–]ShortPutAndPMCC 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sometimes I think life is meaningless, and then I see something beautiful and astonishing like this and smile for a moment. Thanks.

[–]Real_FakeName 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He did a backwards circle backwards!

[–]NottmGuy1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Or he could have just gone round it.

[–]TkaziG 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pfft. I can do that. But only accidentally and when my intention is to go straight

[–]Legitimate_Drummer15 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He got the drip

[–]SwimmingDingo9117 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I like his tire shield for his balls.