096: Rocky



Many have emulated Rocky’s iconic stair sequence and cheered themselves after reaching the end of a once overwhelming goal. In 1976, Steadicam was new technology, and inventor Garrett Brown used the stabilization harness to accomplish smooth photography while running alongside Sylvester Stallone. The 72 steps before the entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia have become known as the “Rocky Steps,” and live as a metaphor for an underdog or an everyman rising to a challenge. In the bike world, riders in Philadelphia’s monthly Critical Mass bike ride generally finish up by cycling to the Rocky Steps, running up, and hoisting their bikes above their heads.

Featured Parts

• Chain

• Pulley Wheels

• Brake Bolts

• Bottom Bracket

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