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The Cannock Turkey Twizzler 27th Dec 2012 – with support from Bikefood

December 17th, 2012

RB-Cannock11_01:: Date: Thursday 27th December 2012
:: Distance/time: 18 miles or so spread out over a day’s riding with plenty of fuel stops and banter. Several short cut options available too.
:: Meeting at: Birches Valley Car Park, Cannock Chase. Please arrive by 10 a.m. for a 10.30 a.m. start.
:: Directions: Postcode: WS15 2UQ
:: Terrain: Forest trails, mainly man made.
:: Route: The morning will be the ‘Monkey Trail’, and after a stop for food we may head off for some more riding and perhaps a bit of off piste stuff.

It’s the day after Boxing Day and you’ll no doubt still be bitterly disappointed about the lack of NOS XTR M900 in your Xmas stocking. You’ll probably want to drown your sorrows in fizzy beer and consume your own body weight in mince pies and mulled wine.
If so, snap out of it!
This will be the perfect opportunity to escape from the Xmas food fest and shed a pound or two in the Cannockshire mud.

This ride has attracted nearly 50 riders in the past so it’s a great place to put some faces to those forum names.

After some riding there will be a fine selection of mulled wine, mince pies and maybe some fine ale.
There will also probably be a bit of a cycle jumble going on after the ride, so bring along any bits you want to swap, sell or give away as part of the festivities.

The winners and runners up in the Retrobike National Series will also be announced after the ride.

There will probably be a few people keen to get there for an 8am ‘early bird’ ride. For the rest it’s a 10am meet up with a 10:30am ride start.

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PoTM November 2012 is tigern’s ‘Patterns & Textures’

December 12th, 2012

The November 2012 Photo of The Month #PoTM contest was won by tigern’s ‘Patterns & Textures’.

Now taking nominations for the December 2012 PoTM contest entitled ‘My Trail’.

Click here to see tigern’s shot in all it’s glory (more…)

rBoTM October / November 2012 is Bagpuss’ Hetchins

December 11th, 2012

Bagpuss' HetchinsThe October / November 2012 road Bike of The Month contest was taken by Bagpuss’ Hetchins – another fine and diverse month. Second was taken by Citoyen du Monde’s Marastoni and third was taken by BikeNut2010′s Mattolini Bros :D

The full result is as follows

1. Bagpuss’ Hetchins
2. Citoyen du Monde’s Marastoni
3. BikeNut2010′s Mattolini Bros

Now taking nominations for the December 2012 rBoTM contest.

Click here for more details and full results (more…)

Retrobike 2012 Christmas Specials

December 7th, 2012

The Christmas 2012 Specials are now online, click here to see the Retrobike Xmas Specials. We are doing hoodie + mug deals, hat + mug deals and bag and sock deals along with loads of other cool stuff.

Numbers are limited to stock so if you want a combo be quick :D

SYN-CROSSIS’ Fat Chance Titanium is BoTM November 2012

December 6th, 2012

SYN-CROSSIS' Fat Chance Titanium The November 2012 Bike of The Month contest was taken by SYN-CROSSIS’ Fat Chance Titanium, the first win for the iconic East Coast brand for far too long.

The full results is as follows

1. SYN-CROSSIS’ Fat Chance Titanium Cycles
2. stumpjumper1990′s 1982 Specialized Stumpjumper
3. Tc’s Mountain Goat Whiskeytown Racer

The December 2012 “Klein vs FAT vs Yeti” BoTM contest is now up, get your nominations in now.

Click here for more details and full results (more…)

‘Nevermind the New Skool Here’s RETROBIKE’ T-Shirts

November 27th, 2012

The latest T-Shirt design has arrived here at Retrobike HQ and is now available in the Retrobike Shop. The shirts are inspired by a classic album cover and come emblazoned with the motto ‘Nevermind the New Skool Here’s RETROBIKE’. The shirts are made from top of the range, 207 gsm Ultra T-Shirts and are available NOW for a very reasonable £19.95, click here to buy.

November 2012 Polls Now Up!

November 26th, 2012

Three monthly retrobike polls are now up :D

The Bike of The Month (BoTM) poll for November 2012 is now up, click here to get your votes in now!

Road Bike of The Month (rBoTM) poll for October / November 2012 is also now up. Click here to get your votes in now!

Photo of The Month (PoTM) poll for November 2012 is also now up. Click here to get your votes in now!

The Bike of The Month 98+ contest is currently taking nominations for the November / December Winter Special contest.

Jason McRoy’s 1992 Worlds GB Race Jersey on eBay for Children in Need

November 15th, 2012

Here is your chance to get hold of one of the late great Jason McRoy’s jerseys, this is the one he wore at the ’92 Worlds in Bromont. The Jason McRoy jersey is currently on eBay, all proceeds go to Children in Need, click here to view the auction (and bid) or click here to discuss on the forum.

Kingroon’s 1998 Independent Fabrications Deluxe is 98+ BoTM Sept / Oct 2012

November 9th, 2012

The 98+ BoTM for September and October 2012 is Kingroon’s 1998 Independent Fabrications Deluxe. The full result is as follows.

1. Kingroon’s 1998 Independent Fabrications Deluxe
2. Ductape’s 1998 WTB Phoenix
3= ChrisBrown81′s GT Lobo
3= IbocProSX’s IF Deluxe 29er

PoTM October 2012 is uschibert’s ‘Power’

November 8th, 2012

The The October 2012 Photo of The Month #PoTM contest was won by uschibert’s ‘Power’.

Now taking nominations for the November 2012 PoTM contest entitled ‘Patterns and Textures’.

Click here to see uschibert’s shot in all it’s glory (more…)

BoTM October 2012 ‘Red Special’ is uno-speedo’s 1987 Steve Potts

November 2nd, 2012

uno-speedo's 1987 Steve PottsThe October 2012 ‘Red Special’ Bike of The Month contest was taken by uno-speedo’s 1987 Steve Potts. Another fine vicotry for uno-speedo and his second in a row!

The full result is as follows

1. uno-speedo’s 1987 Steve Potts
2. holdi’s Breezer Jetstream
3. uschibert’s Brodie Catalyst

Now taking nominations for the November 2012 BoTM here.

Click here for more details and full results (more…)

Under the Tuscan Sun – Retrobike @ l’Eroica 2012

October 19th, 2012

Right, let’s get something straight from the off. I like cycling, enjoy company and love red wine. Put all three together in Tuscany sounded perfect with nothing that could possibly deflect from sheer, unrelenting enjoyment. No matter what follows, I just want to be clear about that before I get started, that’s all.

L’Eroica (“the heroic one”) is an annual event in Tuscany that celebrates the great, bygone era of cycling before doping, science and sideburns were so prevalent. Based in Gaiole in Chianti, l’Eroica started in 1997 as a way to celebrate cycling history but also to halt the paving over of the strade bianche, the white dirt roads that cross cross the region. 15 years on, l’Eroica is wildly popular with entry list closing almost as fast as it opens – there is even a professional event in the Spring and the Giro has used the strade bianche in recent years too (cue images of ghostly looking riders, covered from head to toe in ‘Tuscan toothpaste’). The concept is simple – ride one of a series of distances, on an old bike, in period clothing, stopping only to snack on cured meats, local cheeses and robust red wines from the region. Bike wise there are really only three rules – downtube shifters, exposed brake cables and pedals with toeclips and straps although many take it further with 1930s (and earlier) bikes and period clothing including Breton style heavy sweaters and goggles. I’d had a go in 2010 on a relatively modern Nuovo Record equipped Raleigh Panasonic and this years running allowed for an extended stay in the region to coincide with my 46th birthday – what was not to like? Staying up until midnight to ensure an entry, I was in. So were James and Melvin. Bring on la belle epoch!

Click here to read the full article.

Long Mynd Meet 14th Oct 2012 Aftermath – with support from Bikefood

October 18th, 2012

Sunday saw the first running of a National Series ride on Shropshire’s Long Mynd – apparently the most westerly part of the East Midlands. Thirty riders and their retro bikes took part in an excellent 20 miles of riding under blue skies. Thanks once again to Bikefood for their excellent support. The full Retrobike Long Mynd aftermath thread can be found here

PoTM September 2012 is unkleGsif’s ‘Urban’

October 10th, 2012

The September 2012 Photo of The Month (PoTM) contest was won by unkleGsif’s ‘Urban’.

Now taking nominations for the October 2012 Photo of The Month contest entitled ‘Power’.

Click here to see unkleGsif’s shot in all it’s glory (more…)

rBoTM August / September 2012 is Agentorange’s Colnago Tecnos

October 4th, 2012

Agentorange's Colnago TecnosThe August / September 2012 road Bike of The Month contest was taken by Agentorange’s Colnago Tecnos – another fine and diverse month. Second was taken by Citoyen du Monde’s Marastoni and third was taken by Tel’s Raleigh Twenty Special :D

The full result is as follows

1. Agentorange’s Colnago Tecnos
2. Citoyen du Monde’s Marastoni
3. Tel’s Raleigh Twenty Special

Now taking nominations for the October 2012 rBoTM “Tour de France Special” contest.

Click here for more details and full results (more…)

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