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  1. Thread: Opinions

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    You're the one who has to ride it. Don't listen...

    You're the one who has to ride it. Don't listen to anyone who has no stake in it. Ride the bike. If you can't pick one, flip a coin.

    Whatever you do, paralysis by indecision eats into your...
  2. I got just about the first one that came out of...

    I got just about the first one that came out of the box. Great bike!

    Joe Breeze will be joining me in signing books tomorrow.
  3. Wall Street Journal reviewed my book, Fat Tire...

    Wall Street Journal reviewed my book, Fat Tire Flyer.

    They liked it.
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    I sure like mine. Incredible on rough...

    I sure like mine. Incredible on rough singletrack.
  5. Gary Fisher and I started a business in 1979 that...

    Gary Fisher and I started a business in 1979 that we called "MountainBikes." My book is just out. Official release date is today.

    My publisher has put a sample chapter online, so check it out.
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  6. Everybody has wanted to tell me for 35 years...

    Everybody has wanted to tell me for 35 years about all the people who thought of mountain bikes before I did. Buffalo Soldiers, whoever, riding bikes on dirt started as soon as there were bikes. A...
  7. Fat Tire Flyer...

    Fat Tire Flyer has started arriving at the homes of those who bought in advance. I really don't mind the cut-rate royalties. I'll do fine with this.

    My publisher has made a complete chapter...
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    I use a FS 29er for a town bike. Took a road...

    I use a FS 29er for a town bike. Took a road bike ride last week on a rigid frame and I'm thinking, wow, this thing is brutal.

    Use cheap tires with the least knobby tread you can find and pump...
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    I built this one myself in 1977. 398854

    I built this one myself in 1977.

    398854
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    There's a Fairfax in Virginia? Who knew? ...

    There's a Fairfax in Virginia? Who knew?

    No, I'm talking about the famous town of Fairfax, in California, where mountain biking was born and where the Marin Museum of Bicycling will soon open....
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    For 20 years or so it has been in the Mountain...

    For 20 years or so it has been in the Mountain bike Hall of Fame in Crested Butte. The Hof recently moved to Fairfax, and I saw my bike for the first time in decades.

    Here are Joe and myself with...
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    Joe didn't have a bike company in 1977, when I...

    Joe didn't have a bike company in 1977, when I asked him to build my bike. He delivered it eight months later in 1978. He was a friend who had built a half dozen road bikes for other members of our...
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    Joe Breeze has been my friend for over 40 years. ...

    Joe Breeze has been my friend for over 40 years. He built my first mountain bike for me in 1978. I am now riding a new Breezer Repack bike.

    If Joe Breeze has anything to do with it, it is a...
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    Not my bike. Ralph Sampson, 7' tall former NBA...

    Not my bike. Ralph Sampson, 7' tall former NBA player.
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    On the basis of that post I was invited to...

    On the basis of that post I was invited to display in this thread.

    I haven't seen my own bike, Breezer #2 in maybe 20 years, but it is coming home soon to Fairfax when the MTB Hall of Fame opens...
  16. Amazon listed my MTB book, "Fat Tire Flyer" today

    In 1979 Gary Fisher and I rented a garage to build bikes in. It started a really big bike adventure. So I wrote a book and sold it to Velo Press.

    Amazon listed my book today.

    That's the good...
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    Several people have mentioned my website...

    Several people have mentioned my website.

    Velo Press will be published my book on my cycling experiences between 1970 and 1990, which includes the time when mountain bikes took over the industry. ...
  18. I have a carbon fiber Lemond road bike that has...

    I have a carbon fiber Lemond road bike that has not been off the ceiling hook in three years, because I also have three FS 29ers.
  19. MTB Hall of Fame moves to Fairfax, CA

    The Mountain Bike Hall of fame has been in Crested Butte since its inception in 1987. this fall it will be moving to Fairfax, California, a town long associated with mountain biking.

    This sign...
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    I haven't ridden my "real" road bike (carbon...

    I haven't ridden my "real" road bike (carbon fiber Lemond) in two or three years. I ride my '94 Ritchey P-21 with 1.5" slicks on the road.
  21. I bought one for $50. Saw it in a guy's garage,...

    I bought one for $50. Saw it in a guy's garage, made the offer, done. Spent about a hundred more to replace cables, tires, etc., and gave it to a friend because it was too small for me.
  22. It's pretty far down the list of things I would...

    It's pretty far down the list of things I would think about. I have 3 FS bikes, and none of the wheels are interchangeable. I have enough bikes that I get on the one with the tires I want to ride...
  23. I can't. My 1978 Breezer is in a museum. But...

    I can't. My 1978 Breezer is in a museum. But here's a photo.

    http://i419.photobucket.com/albums/pp271/repackrider/Blue%20Collar%20Classics/Breezer78_01.jpg
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    A history of ONE post and you made it for me? ...

    A history of ONE post and you made it for me? I'm flattered.

    I dunno, but maybe a book shop might carry it. Amazon? If it turns out to be a problem, I'm sure I'll hear about it.
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    My MTB book will be published

    I just signed a contract with Velo Press for a book on my bicycle activities between 1970 and 1990. Working title is "Fat Tire Flyer." My agent got me an awesome deal, and the publisher says they...
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