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Old 10-26-2010, 11:24 AM   #481
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Um, excuse me, but HOW THE HELL DID YOU GET IN MERT'S HOUSE????
Um Ya what he said

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Old 10-26-2010, 12:52 PM   #482
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sorry guys.... need to know basis

did I mention Ive got Malcoms signature on that thing now? Next; bruce brown!
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Old 10-26-2010, 12:57 PM   #483
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sorry guys.... need to know basis

did I mention Ive got Malcoms signature on that thing now? Next; bruce brown!

ummmmmmmm hook a brutha up
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Old 10-26-2010, 01:04 PM   #484
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I was at the premier of "On Any Sunday" in Century City, musta been about 10 or 11 years old.
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Old 10-26-2010, 01:07 PM   #485
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I was at the premier of "On Any Sunday" in Century City, musta been about 10 or 11 years old.
thats awesome!! Its got to be in my top five fav movies.

yeah Mert is a REALLY cool guy. Coulnt have been nicer. and I didnt know he was such a bicycle god! If he is a motorcycle hero to us, he is a god to mountain bike folks. He invented motorcycle suspension and he still has all the origonal designs in this garage.



and his street tracker.... I actually thought about selling all my bikes and both my cars to get the last one.

He has only made 17! He said he *might* make one more.





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Old 10-26-2010, 02:17 PM   #486
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It's funny, somewhere on this board a OAS discussion was going on, and someone pipes up about him building Mtn Bike stuff and having no idea of his racing exploits, while all the rest of us were clueless about the bicycle stuff

When I was a kid, my friend that lived directly across the street's dad was a film editor for David Wolper and I'm sure many other people. He had one of those editing machines in his garage and we used to occasionally watch him cut and splice film. Well, one day, he gathers up all the boys in the 'hood, I'm guessing with prior approval of parental units, and hauls us all down to Century City to see a "Motorcycle Movie" that he heard was coming out. Maybe 5 or 6 kids.

I didn't want to leave the theater when it was over. I was already way into motorcycles, but this was the catalyst that cemented my lifelong addiction. To the other boys I was with that day, it was just a cool movie, for me, it was my future.
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Old 10-26-2010, 02:27 PM   #487
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It's funny, somewhere on this board a OAS discussion was going on, and someone pipes up about him building Mtn Bike stuff and having no idea of his racing exploits, while all the rest of us were clueless about the bicycle stuff

When I was a kid, my friend that lived directly across the street's dad was a film editor for David Wolper and I'm sure many other people. He had one of those editing machines in his garage and we used to occasionally watch him cut and splice film. Well, one day, he gathers up all the boys in the 'hood, I'm guessing with prior approval of parental units, and hauls us all down to Century City to see a "Motorcycle Movie" that he heard was coming out. Maybe 5 or 6 kids.

I didn't want to leave the theater when it was over. I was already way into motorcycles, but this was the catalyst that cemented my lifelong addiction. To the other boys I was with that day, it was just a cool movie, for me, it was my future.
what a cool neighbor! What can I say - Video Editors are cool guys....

Yeah OAS continues to fuel it for me for sure.

It was funny Malcom totally took me to school on the whole mountain bike thing. He says that motorcycle guys are interested to see his garage whereas the mountain bike guys want to set up tents just to take pics and document what essentially was the birth of their sport.
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Old 10-26-2010, 03:03 PM   #488
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Mert also invented some prosthetics that for both motorcycles and bicycles I believe. I would love to have been in that garage talking shop with that man. What a great experience.
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Old 10-26-2010, 03:50 PM   #489
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Mert also invented some prosthetics that for both motorcycles and bicycles I believe. I would love to have been in that garage talking shop with that man. What a great experience.
yeah he showed them all to me and explained the principals behind it - really cool bit of engineering. He is quite a guy
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Old 11-03-2010, 02:59 PM   #490
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Im in the process of uploading a new video.... should be done this evening.

Its got some jumps and stuff in it - it might even be entertaining!

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Old 11-03-2010, 06:57 PM   #491
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Old 11-03-2010, 07:28 PM   #492
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Nice! Great job on the video training report.
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Old 11-03-2010, 08:44 PM   #493
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Sounds like a blast. Good luck, and have fun.

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Old 11-04-2010, 10:18 AM   #494
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good luck at the GP!

just for Mert-Sakes
most of the info about the prosthetics is up on his website
and he has a company just for the "merts-hands" - pretty cool
not sure what happend to the bicycle info from his website
but I did find this




way too cool that you got to visit that guys place and chat with him
must have been quite the experience
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Old 11-04-2010, 10:54 AM   #495
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he showed me a bunch of the stuff he engineered as far as bicycles go.... pretty cool stuff and he still has it all in his garage!

There is all kinds of stuff hanging in there...old moto GP wheels, motorcycle parts, bike frames - gear head heaven!
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