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History Lesson: Trials in Japan '94

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10/23/2011 8:46 PM

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I kind of don't even know what to say about this other than check out those mod bikes with seats, Ot Pi's unibrow, the grandstands that were packed with fans, and how damn crazy those sections were considering those bikes were basically junk compared to what even a modest trials bike would be today.
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10/24/2011 10:27 AM

Yay seats! That was back when mod bikes were actually modified BMX bikes.

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10/25/2011 10:35 AM

Slow motion...and is that a ballad by Winger?

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Lance

10/25/2011 11:49 AM

Peter Kraus FTW, can't believe Ot took the dab. Love the porny champagne scene.

Somewhere I have a VHS of "Super Rider IV" which was a Japanese gameshow for trials riders, think MXC with bikes. I think Ot Pi and Cesar Canas are in it, and some amazing little groms riding some seriously treacherous sections. If I even had a VCR I would post it up here!

My Monty mod bike was the biggest POS, I think it was made in the same Taiwan factory as Huffy. It had a thin hi-tensile steel frame, birdsh!t welds and a crap chrome finish.

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10/25/2011 4:30 PM

I rembmer having this video of Moutain Biking around the world with some couple who rode MTB around the world. They stopped in Greece and wouldn't you know it, Ot Pi was cruising around and doing trials while this lousy couple rode down some stairs.

I had a GT Team Trials from about 1997. I had nothing but problems with the damn Magura HS-11 brakes. Always hit my foot on the cable broke it. I finally sold it about 2 years ago to HackSaw.

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10/25/2011 5:41 PM

That was worth it just for the unibrow.

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10/25/2011 6:36 PM

bigzink wrote:

I rembmer having this video of Moutain Biking around the world with some couple who rode MTB around the world. They stopped in ...more

Ha, you mean this?

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Lance

10/25/2011 8:30 PM

HA! Were those other two chodes just there to provide contrast to make Ot look better?

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10/25/2011 11:30 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/25/2011 11:30 PM

I didnt know Bruce Campbell did trials....

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10/26/2011 9:50 AM

bigzink wrote:

I rembmer having this video of Moutain Biking around the world with some couple who rode MTB around the world. They stopped in ...more

MTB R&D wrote:

Ha, you mean this?

That is hilarious. You can tell by this video that MTB has barely changed at all in the past 17 years.

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