Tag: vintage mountain bike
Just finished this one up this week. American Breezer handmade right here in Minnesota. This was a joint venture between Joe Breeze of Breezer bikes and American Bicycle Manufacturing in St. Cloud, Minnesota. It was quite filthy and the finish needed a lot of help. As I have a bunch of other projects going right now I elected to leave it exactly as I found it with the exception of hours and hours of cleaning and polishing. It looks to me like it hasn't been touched since the 80's. All parts are period correct with the exception of the tires, which I did replace. The cranks and some other parts still need some cleaning, but after about 6 hours spent...
Mountain Biking History: 1980 Pearl Pass Tour by Kevin Montgomery
We're stoked to share these amazing photos from the 1980 Pearl Pass Tour featuring so many of the famous early mountain bike pioneers. These are far and away the best relatively unknown vintage mountain bike photos we've ever seen. Last week we brought you photos from the 1981 edition and a bus tour organized by Gary Fisher and Charlie Kelly of MountainBikes* fame, and this week we bring you some absolutely stunning images from the 1980 edition shot by Kevin Montgomery. We couldn’t be happier to help shine a light on these images of an era past. An era whose spirit is seeing a modern resurgence as more folks than ever are realizing it’s not the results, but the people...
Oh My God, Vintage Mountain Bike Shoes!
From right, Nike Grand Pooh-Bah, Scott Overock and a pair of older Sidis Let's chat a little about vintage mountain bike shoes, these are the current examples in my collection. I din't consider myself a vintage shoe collector, they are all about my size and can be worn and ridden. The Nike Grand Pooh-Bah was the shoe of choice for John Tomac, which made it the hottest thing going. The sole on these is absolutely crazy stiff and prone to cracking and the toe box is notoriously narrow. Of note though they are a race shoe, they retain the ankle protection. I assume that this grey pair is the older of the two as it does not have the...
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