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05-31-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 677
Posted By Repack Rider

My bike is straight. Pretty sure the tubes are...

My bike is straight. Pretty sure the tubes are mitered. Tom built a jig that lined up the miters, using the holes drilled for the bottle as the center line.
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, 02:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 677
Posted By Repack Rider

Those trucks are in such a remote location that...

Those trucks are in such a remote location that you can't drive a vehicle to them.
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.
09-18-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,418
Posted By Repack Rider

Nope. AFAIK Bontrager is from Santa Cruz county,...

Nope. AFAIK Bontrager is from Santa Cruz county, a hundred miles from Repack. In any event, he never took part and his name does not show up in any of the results.
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...
04-23-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By Repack Rider

Al Farrell, R.I. P.

My friend Al Farrell was killed last week in a motorcycle accident.

Al was a larger than life guy, boisterous and fun loving...and really rich. He personally funded the first few NORBA...
03-04-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,857
Posted By Repack Rider

It worked. We would try anything in those days.

It worked. We would try anything in those days.
03-03-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 1,141
Views: 122,267
Posted By Repack Rider

Rainbow ride. ...

Rainbow ride.


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1643x1079/rainbow01_c620add6347fa93c782456342a66fb59eda6d87a.jpg
03-03-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,857
Posted By Repack Rider

A couple of those appear to be the Atom brakes...

A couple of those appear to be the Atom brakes that came stock on the Pea-Picker/Lemon Peeler line of Schwinn 20" bikes. If so, they are drilled for 28 holes.
Didn't matter to me in the '70s, we...
03-03-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,857
Posted By Repack Rider

Musselman and Bendix are coaster brakes, neither...

Musselman and Bendix are coaster brakes, neither of them made a drum front to my knowledge. Schwinn made a drum front brake, and I once found a pair of cantilever clamp-on brakes where the clamps...
03-02-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,857
Posted By Repack Rider

One reason that caliper brakes are acceptable for...

One reason that caliper brakes are acceptable for road bikes but less so for balloon tire bikes is the fact that the arms have to be so much longer to reach around the big tire, which adds...
03-02-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,857
Posted By Repack Rider

Only useful if you don't use a tubular fork....

Only useful if you don't use a tubular fork. Those are made for flat blades like you would find on a balloon tire bike. Schwinn Varsity used a flat bladed fork, but they are not high quality.
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03-01-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,516
Posted By Repack Rider

I'm not a collector, I just have bikes and 50...

I'm not a collector, I just have bikes and 50 years of riding them. I started following this stuff when bikes I had personally helped to build started turning up on these lists, and when I realized...
02-28-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,857
Posted By Repack Rider

Gary Fisher and I made sure John got a mention in...

Gary Fisher and I made sure John got a mention in our 1981 catalog. John owned stock in "Sir Speedy" instant printing and requested that we use them. Probably could have had nicer images.

...
02-25-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,971
Posted By Repack Rider

Joe Breeze took my money and agreed to build the...

Joe Breeze took my money and agreed to build the kind of frame I wanted, some time in mid-1977. He had taken the Albert Eisentraut course (alongside Bruce Gordon) and had built four or five road...
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.
...
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...
01-14-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,387
Posted By Repack Rider

Bicycling Magazine started life in the '60s as...

Bicycling Magazine started life in the '60s as the Northern California Cycling Association Newsletter (http://americancycling.homestead.com/). For a while the office was in San Rafael. Gary helped...
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...
09-15-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,442
Posted By Repack Rider

Hockey or skateboard helmets were the only kind...

Hockey or skateboard helmets were the only kind available during the "klunker" era. I just wore a baseball cap.
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"...
08-23-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,135
Posted By Repack Rider

It's a Koski dropout. Invented by the Koski...

It's a Koski dropout. Invented by the Koski brothers (Don, Erik, Dave) who designed the ProCruiser and the Trailmaster bikes in the '80s.
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...
06-09-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,749
Posted By Repack Rider

When I was in high school in the '60s, not one...

When I was in high school in the '60s, not one kid road a bike to school. It was that "uncool."

Now HS mountain bike racing is has the most participants of any sport in the local league, and my...
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, 06:01 PM
Replies: 1,219
Views: 306,078
Posted By Repack Rider

26" X 24"...

26" X 24" (http://caughtinafunk.com/charlieblog/2019/05/08/26-x-24-mountain-bikes/)
05-26-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 657
Posted By Repack Rider

"Buy the stereo, get the bike for FREE at...

"Buy the stereo, get the bike for FREE at Matthews Stereo, top of the hill, Daly City."

If you didn't take the bike, they would knock $40 off, which told you what the bike was worth.
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...
02-28-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 26,259
Posted By Repack Rider

If you don't have something to lean your bike...

If you don't have something to lean your bike against, where are you?
02-27-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 536
Posted By Repack Rider

Cunningham Relief Fund

This speaks for itself.
01-27-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,235
Posted By Repack Rider

I haven't bought a water bottle or a t-shirt...

I haven't bought a water bottle or a t-shirt ever.

But I went to a lot of bike races, so I will never run out.
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...
01-19-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,871
Posted By Repack Rider

Repack is not on Mount Tam, it's on Pine...

Repack is not on Mount Tam, it's on Pine Mountain, and there are no speed cameras on it.
01-19-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,871
Posted By Repack Rider

Come on down to the Marin Museum of...

Come on down to the Marin Museum of Bicycling/Mountain Bike Hall of Fame in Fairfax on Sunday, January 20 at 3:00 for the 40th Anniversary showing of the ORIGINAL version of the Evening Magazine...
01-19-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,871
Posted By Repack Rider

It was 40 years ago today

Actually the anniversary is tomorrow. This is the very first video of the sport that would eventually be named "mountain biking," filmed on January 20, 1979. This is hardly the first time this has...
11-07-18, 12:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,559
Posted By Repack Rider

The Mountain Bike Legacy Project...

The Mountain Bike Legacy Project (http://mountainbikelegacy.com/)
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