This DVD is a documentary that takes us back to the early days of mountain biking in Marin County, when dope-smoking hippies, or hippies, or hipsters, or hip racers, or long-haired cyclists got together in their plaid and denim and junk bikes and raced them as fast as they could. Everyone has seen the pictures, many know some of the names, but here is the rare moment where the founders tell their stories on film. Sure, Gary Fisher and Tom Ritchey speak, but so does their onetime partner Charlie Kelly.
Strengths: Saw this at a film festival in Encinitas CA, at the La Paloma Theater in February '09.
Billy Savage made an awesome vid! This movie should be required viewing for anyone into mountain biking. The movie is centered around the Marin County clunker Repack riders of the early '70's. A lot a great interview footage of Gary Fisher, Joe Breeze, Charlie Kelly, and more. A "must have" video for your collection!
a Cross Country Rider
from Irvine, CA
Date Reviewed: December 30, 2008
This is a great video documenting the history of the birth of our sport in Marin County. I first saw it on the big screen at the Newport Film Festival, and loved it so much, I couldn't wait to get a copy of my own. Really well done flick that even non mountain bikers would likely enjoy. Buy a copy, you won't regret it.
Rented a house in Salida over the weekend and skied Monarch, fun mtn but no fresh snow. When we got back to the house there were a couple 40+lb cruisers in the garage. Me and a buddy decided to go check the singletrack that was just at the edge of town. While it was slow going uphill, I have not had ... Read More »
I emailed Billy Savage regarding the Klunkerz dvd a few weeks back, he emailed me today to let be know that he has them in stock, so I ordered my copy.
Billy is such a cool guy, he was prompt in his responses and sounds real down to earth. I have been trying to find this movie since I read the stor ... Read More »
Estimados bici foreros:
Ahora que el estimado Serrengetijack puso en la palestra del H.Foro la palabra o mejor dicho la bicicleta Klunker y dado que la gran mayoría del foro son jóvenes recién salidos de la adolescencia ja ja ja no es cierto pero en realidad seguramente no vivieron la época inici ... Read More »
My brother really wants Klunkerz on DVD for xmas, I've been searching for a little while now (klunkerz website, amazon, ebay, a few lbs) and have had 0 luck in finding a copy.
Anybody have any advice on where to track down this great documentary? I believe a few of the films stars occasionally ... Read More »