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BHBV are still kicking!

Postby Pattio » Thu Mar 31, 2016 3:19 am

I thought Bullshit Hipster Bike Videos had atrophied but they're back!

Pretty much impossible to tell if their latest target is a parody or not.

http://hipsterbikevideos.com/honeypot/
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Re: BHBV are still kicking!

Postby DerGolgo » Thu Mar 31, 2016 3:39 am

Are we now getting hipster who, rather than their fairyland version of 1960s and '70s lifestyles, are in fact in love with a fairytale version of the 2000s and early 2010s hipster lifestyle?
"Meta-Hipsters"?
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Re: BHBV are still kicking!

Postby Pattio » Thu Mar 31, 2016 4:06 am

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Re: BHBV are still kicking!

Postby Jaeger » Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:00 am

Pattio wrote:I thought Bullshit Hipster Bike Videos had atrophied but they're back!


I stopped watching after I heard him say "vintage lifestyle." I can appreciate "vintage motorcycles," but they're concrete things. Living a vintage lifestyle would mean magically time-shifting to the mid 20th Century, I suppose.

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Re: BHBV are still kicking!

Postby DerGolgo » Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:22 am

Interesting quotes:

"The original purpose of the cafe racer was to make a simpler machine, make it quicker."
So far, so good. Not entirely true, as it was also made different, usually, but a pretty good sentiment to make a custom bike, no?
But then.
"That's why you change the handlebars, and put a smaller seat, take off the fenders, changes like that are what make it a cafe racer".
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He goes on to explain that he breathes life into an old machine that was dying before. True, and noble.
While I think the purist-attitude, that only a pre-unit Triumph that was actually at one point registered in Britain and was actually used for cafe racing, that's bs.
But come on. There's a little more to a cafe racer than that. Seriously. Douchemonger.
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Re: BHBV are still kicking!

Postby Bigshankhank » Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:36 am

Jaeger wrote:Living a vintage lifestyle would mean magically time-shifting to the mid 20th Century, I suppose.
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Psssh, that's merely classic. You need to go back to early 20th century if you want to be definitively "Vintage". Or better yet go full Lyle Swann...
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Re: BHBV are still kicking!

Postby guitargeek » Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:47 am

"Douchemonger"!! :-D
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Re: BHBV are still kicking!

Postby Jaeger » Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:21 am

guitargeek wrote:"Douchemonger"!! :-D


That's gotta be a custom rank at some point. Don't know for whom, but...

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Re: BHBV are still kicking!

Postby Pattio » Thu Mar 31, 2016 3:22 pm

The bike in the video has a front disc and caliper but no master cylinder.
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Re: BHBV are still kicking!

Postby Beemer Dan » Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:08 pm

Might have done an underboob conversion setup like the 77 BMWs, they had the master cyclinder in the crack of the taco under the tank. It cleans up the bars, but then gives you one more cable to worry about.



Seeing stuff like his little movie clip makes me think that motorcycling culture is having some sort of a midlife crisis. It's no wonder. The tech is turning into nerdwizard mythology and it's getting so complex that soon you won't be able to fix it unless you have a team of programmers and mainframe computer that can shmaltz directly with the factory. Cars are going driverless, maps digital and the laws of man are being engraved into the hardware without understanding they cannot overwrite the laws of physics. All of this Moto hipster bullshit is trying to keep it kosher because it's easier not to eat the bacon than it is to build another temple.

forsaking enlightenment for heritage? Maybe too harsh, but although it's sometimes neccisary to rebuild a carburetor, that ritual is specific to a machine, not to the act of riding it. NOS Tomaselli clubmans are nice, but not needed. All of these little details are like manscaping. A lot of work to make something look like it was meant to be that way. And while most of the six billion people on the planet don't care if you've shaved your balls, it sure feels nice at speed on a warm Summer's day.

Brother Jaeger, you once threw me the pondering of how interesting it was that motorcycle culture was so thickly entwined with images of death and fire. Skulls fucking everywhere, even on scooters and dirt machines. Why all the fire and death? You said it had something to do with us being different from the rest of modern society, that we were looking in the mirror and trying to grok our own mortality, to understand that nothing is forever and today might not become tomorrow. More honest to die too young than to live too long. Being stuck in a world we don't understand, hooked up to machines, lorded over by white coats, having our mobility and freedom controlled by committee and all mystery of the roads ahead taken away. The midlife crisis and the end of life crisis may not be the same, but they do rhyme.

Moto culture is searching for its soul but doesn't want to go outside. Dressing up in its finest Sabbath hats and beards, doing no work while its chomping down on burgers and fries...hold the bacon please. There is no spirituality in pretending to be something from an imaginary feeble hope that if we do it all properly the sun will rise. That today will become tomorrow. This is all ritual based on ancient myth created by people more pious and inexperienced than us.

The myth is there as a mneumonic so we'll remember the ritual. The ritual is there so we can analyze and reinterpret the myth for the new age. Everyone here has pretty much always understood that it's not about the destination, and it's not about what you rode to get there or how authentic all the greebles were. It's about today, because the sun still shines today. Eat the bacon, build the temple.
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Re: BHBV are still kicking!

Postby Beemer Dan » Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:11 pm

Oh, and shave your balls if it feels good, not because anyone else might notice.
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Re: BHBV are still kicking!

Postby MATPOC » Thu Apr 07, 2016 4:12 am

Not bike vids, but funny

https://www.facebook.com/QuiltedNorther ... nref=story

and another one someone posted in the comments for the above

https://vimeo.com/131422396

funny shit
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Re: BHBV are still kicking!

Postby jae » Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:07 am

haha, I love the TP video... "authentic... bespoke... raw"
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Re: BHBV are still kicking!

Postby MATPOC » Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:14 am

Not sure where to file is, BHBV full length feature? It's on Netflix now

https://vimeo.com/157336355

watched first 10 minutes because someone on the internet said it was better than Easy Rider...

might watch more when GF comes home
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Re: BHBV are still kicking!

Postby MATPOC » Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:42 pm

Watched some more of that movie, have a constant feeling that someone is still making fun of this whole re-enactment culture...
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Re: BHBV are still kicking!

Postby Pattio » Fri Apr 15, 2016 3:23 pm

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Re: BHBV are still kicking!

Postby MATPOC » Sun Apr 17, 2016 5:36 am

Tested "21 Days" on Lauren, figured my opinion may not be objective, but she does have a '71 CB350 and hangs out with Herding Cats (Head Explodes thread)

She watched couple minutes and moved on to playing with her phone, needless to say the movie failed to capture her attention
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Re: BHBV are still kicking!

Postby xtian » Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:02 am

couldn't they store extra gasoline tanks in one of the (probably several) crew vans ?
weren't drugs an essential part of late 60's bikers movies? can you really get a mystical experience just by riding endless flat straight lines at slow speed on eggs and bacon only ?

just genuinely asking. I didn't watch the movie.
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