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Retrobike is One

June 28th, 2006

Today is retrobike’s first anniversary!

It’s been a good year all told, what started as a vague idea has grown into something big.

Lets hear your thoughts on retrobike’s first year in the forum .

B.O.T.M. May 2006 is escapegoat’s Mountain Goat Whiskeytown Racer

June 6th, 2006

Retrobike Bike Of The Month May 2006 is escapegoat’s Mountain Goat Whiskeytown Racer.

Mountain Goat WTR
Mountain Goat Whiskeytown Racer

Get your votes in for June here.

B.O.T.M. April 2006 is Biglev’s 1988 Klein Pinnacle

May 2nd, 2006

Retrobike Bike Of The Month April 2006 is Biglev’s 1988 Klein Pinnacle. Well sort of, sadly he’s sold it. Still this is certainly a fine example of a Pinnacle – a model often overlooked for the showier Klein Attitudes and Adroits.

Klein Pinnacle
Klein Pinnacle

You know the drill now. Get your votes in for May here.

Calling all Specialized Ultimate owners !

May 2nd, 2006

First, some history. The S Works bike from Specialized were to represent the absolute state of the art without regard to price. The ultimate frameset retailed for about $3,800 and Specialized claimed to just break even on the frames. There was a planned run of 170 or less frames for 1992. Merlin made the titanium lug set for the frame, at an approximate cost of $1,700-$1,800 per set, and a team of five builders at Specialized hand assembled them into frames.

If anyone out there owns a specialized ultimate one of our retrobike veterans is setting up a resource dedicated to them. Post up your interest on this thread.

Specialized Ultimate
Specialized S-Works Ultimate

UK retro ride & meet.

April 4th, 2006

April the 2nd saw fifteen hardy souls brave the rain to meet up at Cannock Chase in the Midlands, UK. Plenty of fine retro kit was on display including 2 Kleins, 3 Fats, a Yeti, Ibis, Pace and Roberts.

Gump and Sylvain

The morning saw the large group tackle the 8 mile ‘Follow the Dog’ trail. The inevitable mechanicals and mixture of skill and fitness levels meant this was a leisurely loop. Following a lunch taken sheltered in swinnertons bikes the remenants of the group set out for an afternoon session. Two early mechanical casualties saw the group drop to 8 riders. Gump led the afternoon ride round some of the Chase’s less well known but equally good trails.

All in all a good day was had by all (I hope!). More pictures can be seen here and here.

B.O.T.M. March 2006 is Pete’s Fat Chance Titanium

April 4th, 2006

Retrobike Bike Of The Month March 2006 is Pete’s Fat Chance Titanium. The second month in a row a ti bike has won. Also the first time (and almost certainly not the last) that Fat City have scooped the award.

Fat Chance Titanium

Vote for the April contest here.

B.O.T.M. February 2006 is Steve’s 1993 Orange Vitamin T

March 2nd, 2006

Retrobike Bike Of The Month February 2006 is Steve’s 1993 Orange Vitamin T. Another fine winner from a classic UK manufacturer.

1993 Orange Vitamin T

Vote for the March contest here.

Retrobike t-shirts and stickers now available

February 16th, 2006

Retrobike are now offering t-shirts and stickers !

Get them from the shop!

UK Retro ride. Sunday April 2nd 2006 @ Cannock Chase

February 16th, 2006

The first UK retro ride of the year is taking place this year in Cannock Chase on Sunday April 2nd 2006. Meet 11am at Birches visitors centre. All welcome, but bring your retro rigs and kit. More details in the forum here.

B.O.T.M. January 2006 is CK’s 1983 Ritchey Everest

February 1st, 2006

Bike Of The Month January 2006 is Repack Rider’s 1983 Ritchey Everest. A super old school classic !

1983 Ritchey Everest

Vote for the February contest here.

Mint Sauce – This Is Why

January 23rd, 2006

Finally someone has put together a pretty definitive and excellent Mint Sauce resource on the web at Check it out now.


B.O.T.M. December 2005 is Sylvain’s ibis ti

January 6th, 2006

Bike Of The Month December 2005 is Sylvain’s ibis ti. Very classy.

Sylvain's ibis ti

Place your votes for the January contest now!

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