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The other weekend Gary Fisher was in London buying yet more snazzy duds but he also appeared at a screening of Klunkerz, the mountain bike history documentary. The next day I interviewed him for his views on transport bikes - audio and story here - but at the screening I recorded his answers from a detailed and entertaining Q&A session.
Click on the image of Gary on his Superfly 29er for the sound or subscribe to the Quickrelease podcast in iTunes.
This is the original trailer for the Klunkerz move:
And this is the brand new trailer:
Here are some keyword highlights from the audio above:
George Lucas. Grateful Dead. BMX cruiser class. 29er bikes. Panasonic 32lb bikes. Gearboxes. Girls looking good on bikes. Copenhagen Cycle Chic. Steel v alumunim v carbon. New tech: 10 years of failures. Dashing Tweeds. Living in the same shack as W.C. Fields. Carved tokers. Avenue of the Giants trail, California.
Gary Fisher: “I could have been a frame builder, I know how to braze but I didn’t want to get into metal therapy, I wanted to build a company that covered the earth with bikes.”