Brakeless singlespeed in San Francisco

DJ Ted Shred is INSANE.


This video by filmmaker Matt Goldman features great footage of San Francisco DJ Ted Shred bombing down the hills of San Francisco on his singlespeed (freewheeling — not fixed!) brakeless bike. Shred stops by pushing his shoe into the rear wheel to “Fred Flintstone it.” Set to Ted Shred’s music, the excellent videography makes this suicidal practice look kinda cool, just like TV forensics dramas make dead bodies look hot and sexy.

Via the man who hates goats.

20 Comments

  • bikesgonewild
    November 13, 2007 - 7:25 pm | Permalink

    …O M G…i concur…INSANE…

    …& i hardly ever capitalize…

  • bikesgonewild
    November 14, 2007 - 2:25 am | Permalink

    …O M G…i concur…INSANE……& i hardly ever capitalize…

  • Ah Pook (Eric S)
    November 13, 2007 - 7:53 pm | Permalink

    that is so freaking stupid it hurts.

  • Ah Pook (Eric S)
    November 14, 2007 - 2:53 am | Permalink

    that is so freaking stupid it hurts.

  • gttim
    November 14, 2007 - 8:02 am | Permalink

    At least the guy wears a helmet! Oh, wait… nevermind.

  • gttim
    November 14, 2007 - 3:02 pm | Permalink

    At least the guy wears a helmet! Oh, wait… nevermind.

  • Russ
    November 14, 2007 - 8:19 am | Permalink

    Yeah…. I would have to say that is not even "cool-stupid" just stupid.

  • Russ
    November 14, 2007 - 3:19 pm | Permalink

    Yeah…. I would have to say that is not even "cool-stupid" just stupid.

  • Paul Tay
    November 14, 2007 - 10:11 am | Permalink

    I am not quite getting the significance of the shoe. With all that testosterone and GUTS, shouldn't a building or a moving bus SUFFICE?

  • Paul Tay
    November 14, 2007 - 5:11 pm | Permalink

    I am not quite getting the significance of the shoe. With all that testosterone and GUTS, shouldn't a building or a moving bus SUFFICE?

  • Jim G
    November 14, 2007 - 11:43 am | Permalink

    Please don't feed the pigeons!

  • Jim G
    November 14, 2007 - 6:43 pm | Permalink

    Please don't feed the pigeons!

  • Illinoisfrank
    November 14, 2007 - 12:19 pm | Permalink

    I remember seeing this at last years Bicycle Film Festival in Chicago. It's insane and yet, it makes a compelling film.

  • Illinoisfrank
    November 14, 2007 - 7:19 pm | Permalink

    I remember seeing this at last years Bicycle Film Festival in Chicago. It's insane and yet, it makes a compelling film.

  • Gino Zahnd
    November 14, 2007 - 6:48 pm | Permalink

    So dumb, so dumb.

  • Gino Zahnd
    November 15, 2007 - 1:48 am | Permalink

    So dumb, so dumb.

  • Ben
    November 16, 2007 - 3:50 pm | Permalink

    It's really not cool, because he is endangering any pedestrians he is near. I hope he realizes that he is going to hurt somebody some day.

  • Ben
    November 16, 2007 - 10:50 pm | Permalink

    It's really not cool, because he is endangering any pedestrians he is near. I hope he realizes that he is going to hurt somebody some day.

  • Yokota Fritz
    November 16, 2007 - 5:22 pm | Permalink

    This was made in 2005. If he's either dead or maimed or not riding anymore.

  • Yokota Fritz
    November 17, 2007 - 12:22 am | Permalink

    This was made in 2005. If he's either dead or maimed or not riding anymore.

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