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 Post subject: Art of the Mountain Bike
PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:04 am 
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In the winter of 1989 the Braunstein-Quay Gallery in San Francisco commissioned thirteen Northern California frame builders to make their most artistic bikes for an exhibit called The Art of the Mountain Bike. I have a page on my website with the official images sold in a package of descriptive cards by the gallery.

Bicycling Magazine hired a noted sports photographer and participant in many of the early MTB adventures, Dave Epperson, to do a studio shoot for an article that I "wrote," if a few hundred words is writing. Apparently these five are all that showed up for the shoot, so they all got a free page in the May 1990 issue of Bicycling Magazine.

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Could I have 1x Breezer Kite and a Mitchell please?
Very nice. I do wonder what those 'cable' bikes ride like. Did you ever sample one CK?

Great scan as ever, cheers for sharing.

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great scan's :D

love the Breezer and Mitchell...

and they all have 1 thing in commen,.. -> the suit! :lol:
nice series with the builder taken out of his natural habitat and display them as true gentlemen

have you seen the big price differences?,.. 2200 $ for the Richman which looks pretty nice and 15.000$ ! for the Breezer,...which looks amazing by the way,..


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:59 am 
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Yikes, you wouldn't want to have any cable / under-cracker collisions on the cabled bikes :shock:


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B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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quote Craig Mitchell: " Bicycles are a way of efficiently utilizing resources while permitting personal freedom of movement","everyone should have at least six." :lol: :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Craig Mitchell
PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:36 am 
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Craig Mitchell gets my vote for the same reason as Bas. The line that
'everyone should have at least six'

Thanks once again for sharing Charlie :)

Jamie


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:25 am 
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Nice set of scans. Its bad enough getting stranded on a toptube when failing to clear a technical section, the thought of those cables make my eyes water :shock: :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:22 pm 
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thanks for sharing!


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