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05-31-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 677
Posted By Repack Rider

Just this one, Breezer #2, which hangs on the...

Just this one, Breezer #2, which hangs on the wall at the Marin Museum of Bicycling. Breezer #1 is part of the Smithsonian Institution's Transportation Museum collection, so the Marin Museum had to...
05-30-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7,873
Views: 2,230,918
Posted By Repack Rider

1983 Ritchey Annapurna. More detail in a post...

1983 Ritchey Annapurna. More detail in a post about the bike.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1936x1223/annapurna01_efe7a64c5edf39aba724a780ae9e348c6935e7db.jpg
05-30-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 677
Posted By Repack Rider

1983 Ritchey Annapurna

Big shoutout to Josh Orlando for bringing my 1983 Ritchey Annapurna back to life. He had to track down vintage shifters and period correct tires (WTB and Tioga).

Tom built this one custom for me,...
02-15-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,090
Posted By Repack Rider

Got my personal copy, hand delivered by The Man...

Got my personal copy, hand delivered by The Man himself, and signed of course.

...
12-26-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,090
Posted By Repack Rider

I'm sure Gary's book will sell more of mine. I'm...

I'm sure Gary's book will sell more of mine. I'm giving him more publicity than the people he pays to do that.
12-26-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,090
Posted By Repack Rider

Being Gary Fisher

Gary Fisher's book has finally hit print, a little late for the Christmas season. It's called "Being Gary Fisher...
09-19-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,418
Posted By Repack Rider

The road was whatever it was that day. Some years...

The road was whatever it was that day. Some years there were deep erosion ditches, and if you got on the wrong side of them you lost time. There were blind, off-camber turns. No jumps though, because...
09-19-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,418
Posted By Repack Rider

I believe I had the greatest bicycle adventure of...

I believe I had the greatest bicycle adventure of the 20th Century, but even if it wasn't, it was a lot better than average.
09-17-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,418
Posted By Repack Rider

Billy Savage was limited by the small amount of...

Billy Savage was limited by the small amount of video available of those events. I'm hoping to turn my book into a re-creation of them..
09-16-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,418
Posted By Repack Rider

SF Chronicle celebrates the origin of Mountain Biking

I made the local newspaper for something I did 44 years ago.

I wouldn't call that a "scoop."How A Wild Downhill Race In 1970S Marin County Launched National Mountain Biking Trend...
02-24-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,857
Posted By Repack Rider

John was the ONLY investor in MountainBikes. ...

John was the ONLY investor in MountainBikes. (http://sonic.net/~ckelly/Seekay/mtbikes_company.htm)He had bought $2500 of TA chainsets, which he donated to us on a handshake and "pay me when you...
02-21-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,724
Posted By Repack Rider

This 1979 TV footage is the only record of a...

This 1979 TV footage is the only record of a particular moment in bicycling history.

Unfortunate that YouTube added a bogus sound track to the original.
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02-21-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,724
Posted By Repack Rider

Joe Breeze and I get ten minutes of that,...

Joe Breeze and I get ten minutes of that, starting at about 30:00. Our part is def C&V on Repack. A week after it aired in UK, I hosted a couple of riders from UK, and Joe came along. The Brits were...
01-19-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 899
Posted By Repack Rider

I have a book about all this and a new website...

I have a book about all this and a new website where I am showcasing my archive.

Fattireflyer.com

Check it out.
...
01-16-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,786
Posted By Repack Rider

The bike in the top photo is mine, "Breezer #2"...

The bike in the top photo is mine, "Breezer #2" (https://bikerumor.com/2014/09/24/ib14-breezer-2-we-interview-joe-breeze-about-the-second-mountain-bike-ever-made/) on loan to the Mountain Bike Hall...
09-17-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,387
Posted By Repack Rider

Gary worked for Bicycling, although his pieces...

Gary worked for Bicycling, although his pieces were ghost written. Bicycling Magazine started off as the Northern California Cycling Association newsletter, published in San Rafael. Rodale Publishing...
08-30-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,375
Posted By Repack Rider

There was nothing on our bikes that could have...

There was nothing on our bikes that could have been patented. A bike is a bike, and any competent bicycle engineer could spend five minutes with one of our bikes and a tape measure, and be able to...
08-29-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,375
Posted By Repack Rider

How did 40 years go past so quickly?

[This was written for a non-bicycling website. I thought I would put it here too even though it over-explains a few things.]

It was just 40 years ago, late summer of 1979.

For a couple of...
08-25-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 167,983
Posted By Repack Rider

"Breezer #2...

"Breezer #2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) ." Ten made. #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) is in the Smithsonian collection....
08-24-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 896
Posted By Repack Rider

I have the most comprehensive archive of mountain...

I have the most comprehensive archive of mountain bike material anywhere. It is currently housed at the Marin Museum of Bicycling/Mountain Bike Hall of Fame. My "Mountain Bike Legacy Project"...
08-11-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By Repack Rider

First MountainBikes publicity photos 1979

In the fall of 1979 Gary Fisher and I decided we were going to build bikes on frames supplied by Tom Ritchey, under the company name "MountainBikes...
06-08-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,257
Posted By Repack Rider

I own one of the most collectible bicycles in the...

I own one of the most collectible bicycles in the world, "Breezer #2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) ." Only ten were made, and they changed the direction of...
05-26-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 480
Posted By Repack Rider

My new "C&V" blog

Facebook sucks.

In connection with the Mountain Bike Legacy Project (http://workingmanfilms.com/mtblegacyproject/index.html), I now have a new blog, devoted to mining my archives, and posting...
01-27-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,960
Posted By Repack Rider

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1986x1619/dennis_b283d637520da196013c1a98d87c1cf3c1082612.jpg
Gary Fisher and I had dinner with Dennis Christopher. He was more impressed with...
09-27-18, 09:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,491
Posted By Repack Rider

Schwinn's first name was Ignaz. Adolph Arnold was...

Schwinn's first name was Ignaz. Adolph Arnold was his partner. Ignaz bought out Arnold, but kept the name.
04-15-17, 03:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,360
Posted By Repack Rider

That honor goes to Univega, which released the...

That honor goes to Univega, which released the Alpina Sport a week before the Stumpjumper.
03-28-17, 10:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,808
Posted By Repack Rider

From 1968 until 2010 I was the roadie for the...

From 1968 until 2010 I was the roadie for the Sons of Champlin (http://www.sonic.net/~ckelly/Seekay/sons_welcome.htm). I sold a concert tee from the 1969 Atlanta Pop Festival for $700. I sold...
06-16-15, 05:22 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 21,597
Posted By Repack Rider

My 1994 P-21 has an aftermarket mod. There is a...

My 1994 P-21 has an aftermarket mod. There is a little cable tension adjuster on the back of the rear derailleur. It's about a third of an inch from end to end. On this bike it has been replaced...
06-16-15, 10:11 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 21,597
Posted By Repack Rider

Tom Ritchey got started in the mountain bike game...

Tom Ritchey got started in the mountain bike game in 1979, when he "advanced" nine new frames to Gary Fisher. Gary in turn enlisted me in the effort, and we became "MountainBikes...
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