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06-09-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,251
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: 96
Views: 7,882
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: 989
Views: 162,538
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: 431
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: 308
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: 154
Views: 19,208
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: 420
Posted By Repack Rider

Cunningham Relief Fund

This speaks for itself.
01-27-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,712
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: 12
Views: 934
Posted By Repack Rider

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

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Gary Fisher and I had dinner with Dennis Christopher. He was more impressed with...
01-19-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,384
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: 1,384
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: 1,384
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: 939
Posted By Repack Rider

The Mountain Bike Legacy Project...

The Mountain Bike Legacy Project (http://mountainbikelegacy.com/)
11-07-18, 12:03 PM
Replies: 604
Views: 34,933
Posted By Repack Rider

During a recent trip to the UK I was presented...

During a recent trip to the UK I was presented with a rare bottle of 13-year old, single malt scotch.
...
09-28-18, 08:28 AM
Replies: 668
Views: 101,899
Posted By Repack Rider

If you liked Klunkerz, you will also enjoy my...

If you liked Klunkerz, you will also enjoy my book. Title around here somewhere.
09-27-18, 09:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,068
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.
09-26-18, 08:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,068
Posted By Repack Rider

In the '70s there were a couple of dozen...

In the '70s there were a couple of dozen "klunkers" in Marin County.

There are now many times more "tribute" klunkers than there ever were originals.
09-26-18, 01:58 AM
Replies: 668
Views: 101,899
Posted By Repack Rider

1935 Schwinn Excelsior ridden over Pearl Pass by...

1935 Schwinn Excelsior ridden over Pearl Pass by Tommy Breeze.

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09-26-18, 01:49 AM
Replies: 7,016
Views: 709,017
Posted By Repack Rider

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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09-11-18, 06:03 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 101,899
Posted By Repack Rider

1935 Schwinn Excelsior ridden (pushed, dragged,...

1935 Schwinn Excelsior ridden (pushed, dragged, thrown) over Pearl Pass last weekend by Tommy Breeze during the 40th anniversary of the time Joe Breeze, Gary Fisher and I went there to see how the...
08-31-18, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 152
Posted By Repack Rider

Crested butte -Aspen 40 year reunion

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07-01-18, 09:56 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 10,988
Posted By Repack Rider

If it makes you feel any better, it's a trick...

If it makes you feel any better, it's a trick photo. The dog had stuck his head through a hole in the fence.
07-01-18, 09:39 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 10,988
Posted By Repack Rider

Of course not. You need a professional...

Of course not. You need a professional taxidermist to do a job like that.
07-01-18, 10:39 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 10,988
Posted By Repack Rider

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/466x373/samoyed_97e731d22360c66d65a67d25a58b9dced1f2a64b.jpg

What do you do when a magnificent specimen goes to the "pound" in the sky?
...
06-28-18, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By Repack Rider

Mountain Bike Archive moves into its new home

Thanks to the generous donations to my GoFundMe (https://www.gofundme.com/mountain-bike-legacy-project) page, I have paid the rent on the space and moved the Mountain Bike Archive into the Marin...
06-08-18, 08:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,120
Posted By Repack Rider

My new "Breezer" in 1978. This bike has been on...

My new "Breezer" in 1978. This bike has been on loan to the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame for 25 years.
...
06-04-18, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By Repack Rider

My friend Rob Korotky has set up a GoFundMe...

My friend Rob Korotky has set up a GoFundMe (https://www.gofundme.com/mountain-bike-legacy-project) page to help cover the expenses of the archive. After three decades of storing, moving and...
05-31-18, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By Repack Rider

The museum has a meeting with a grant writer next...

The museum has a meeting with a grant writer next month. I hope to include my own project.
05-31-18, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By Repack Rider

Working on that. I would give out a password for...

Working on that. I would give out a password for the contribution, and I have various swag for contributions over a minimum (t-shirts, signed books, etc.).

Plan is still being formulated.
05-31-18, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By Repack Rider

The "Archive" Finds a Home

The bane of my existence is that I still have every document I ever had. Because of the places life has taken me, that includes the most comprehensive library on mountain biking before 1990.

I...
04-30-18, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6,513
Views: 1,527,371
Posted By Repack Rider

1986 Drove from Whitehorse to the NWT...

1986

Drove from Whitehorse to the NWT border, across the border to the last place you can reach by 4WD, Oldsquaw Lodge. Rode bikes 60 miles further into NWT until we reached a branch of the Ekwi...
04-25-18, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By Repack Rider

Hung out with Frank and Parker for hours at...

Hung out with Frank and Parker for hours at S.O.C.

Saw Frank talking to Joe Breeze at Joe's booth. I paid little attention to the conversation until Joe asked Frank if he was a frame builder.
...
04-23-18, 07:25 AM
Replies: 6,513
Views: 1,527,371
Posted By Repack Rider

About as vintage as you can get. In 1979 one of...

About as vintage as you can get. In 1979 one of the first Ritchey mountain bikes that Gary Fisher and I sold went to my uncle, who took it all over the world to job sites when he worked for a big...
04-16-18, 11:23 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 23,203
Posted By Repack Rider

Joe Breeze came back home yesterday with two...

Joe Breeze came back home yesterday with two winners.

His 1984 road bike was "Best North American Bike" and the 1952 BSA race bike from the museum collection won "People's Choice."
04-15-18, 11:17 PM
Replies: 6,513
Views: 1,527,371
Posted By Repack Rider

In 1983 I asked Tom Ritchey to do a custom...

In 1983 I asked Tom Ritchey to do a custom Annapurna for me. The original paint is a little battered, because it has been a lot of places. Bottom photos taken in Canada's NorthWest Territories....
04-15-18, 01:37 PM
Replies: 906
Views: 140,115
Posted By Repack Rider

Ralph Sampson

Ralph Sampson
04-15-18, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 81,128
Posted By Repack Rider

Went down to the Marin Museum of Bicycling this...

Went down to the Marin Museum of Bicycling this morning. Curator Joe Breeze had just returned from L'Eroica. His 1984 road bike won "Best North American Bike."

He also took with him the 1952 BSA...
12-06-17, 09:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 998
Posted By Repack Rider

Peter went out to Tamarancho with Otis and Joe,...

Peter went out to Tamarancho with Otis and Joe, and my bike, "Breezer #2."

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4550/37996536265_a241b0451e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ZTCbse)getPart...
12-06-17, 09:10 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,956
Posted By Repack Rider

You might want to check out all the other people...

You might want to check out all the other people (http://www.sonic.net/~ckelly/Seekay/weird_bike_stuff2.htm) who beat you to the concept.
12-02-17, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 998
Posted By Repack Rider

Sagan comes to Fairfax

Peter Sagan showed up in Marin County a couple of days ago. I think he was shooting a commercial. Joe Breeze tracked him down and gave him a tour of the Marin Museum of Bicycling, where I am told...
09-05-17, 12:35 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 30,255
Posted By Repack Rider

Not terribly vintage, but absolutely unique, the...

Not terribly vintage, but absolutely unique, the head badge made for the Breezer bike presented to Pope Francis.
08-11-17, 03:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,103
Posted By Repack Rider

I now have a Facebook page...

I now have a Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=the%20mountain%20bike%20legacy%20project) for the project.
Replies: 11
Views: 751
Posted By Repack Rider

Not much I can add to previous posts. ...

Not much I can add to previous posts.

"Kelly-Fisher MountainBikes" became Fisher MountainBikes after Gary bought my interest in 1983.

As noted, the Fischer ski company compelled the addition of...
08-06-17, 11:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,103
Posted By Repack Rider

That was an obvious thought to me also. I...

That was an obvious thought to me also. I contacted the Library Science departments of several colleges, thinking this is a PhD for somebody. No success. If you think you know of someone who wants...
08-04-17, 10:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,103
Posted By Repack Rider

I am hypersensitive as to who gets to paw through...

I am hypersensitive as to who gets to paw through this collection. Distributing it to "volunteers" is a chilling thought to me. After spending much of my life collecting and protecting this unique...
08-03-17, 11:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,103
Posted By Repack Rider

This is my project, so I'll take this question. ...

This is my project, so I'll take this question.

Hire them with what? Oh yeah, money. Then I guess you would need a bunch of computer equipment, scanners and a server. Then you would need an...
05-28-17, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 744
Posted By Repack Rider

UK Lecture Tour

In July I will be touring the UK with my associate Joe Breeze to publicize my book, Fat Tire Flyer: Repack and the Birth of Mountain Biking.

We have dates in London, Dorset, Nottingham, S****horpe...
04-18-17, 10:48 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 9,464
Posted By Repack Rider

My experience with "On your left" is that many...

My experience with "On your left" is that many people only hear "your left" and obligingly move directly into your path. Issuing commands to an unsuspecting pedestrian does not make you popular. I...
04-18-17, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 848
Posted By Repack Rider

When Gary Fisher and I opened the "MountainBikes"...

When Gary Fisher and I opened the "MountainBikes" company in a rented garage, we spec'd Phil hubs because we wanted our bikes to be the best we could build. Since our bikes already cost more than...
04-17-17, 09:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,279
Posted By Repack Rider

The Univega Alpina Sport was made in a Japanese...

The Univega Alpina Sport was made in a Japanese factory just like the Stumpjumper. The first Stumpjumper production run was only a few hundred bikes.
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