How Retro…..How Cool ???

May 19th, 2008

We’ve seen a few builds using drop bars recently, so thought this pic from 1990 would maybe explain where it all came from… Absolute proof that the man Tomac can make anything look the business…..

Jonny T


  1. dinozoiks wrote,

    I rode on a chair lift at a round of the World Downhill Championships in Metabief in 1993 with John Tomac. I was silent almost all of the way, trying to be cool but was nervous as hell. Finally plucked up the courage and blurted out “Nice bike mate!”. Silence. What an idiot.

    He did sign my GT jersey though, which I still have. Also has Hans Ray and Ned Overend signed on there too.

    I also remember that cover of MBUK…

    Comment on 20 May 2008 @ 20:31

  2. si wrote,

    plus on a tioga disc drive…

    can remember the rumble those things make as they went past..

    Comment on 31 May 2008 @ 13:25

  3. Neil wrote,

    I’ve got that copy of MBUK

    Tomac on that Yeti and drop bars really captured my imagination, even to the point where I started f-ing about with drops on my e-stay bike!

    Comment on 6 August 2008 @ 13:41

  4. steff wrote,

    Whenever I ride my road bike with drop bars I think I’m going to die, stuff riding downhill with them…………they should have a world champ DH class with drops, that would sort the men from the boys :-)

    Comment on 13 August 2008 @ 19:49

  5. danson67 wrote,

    I remember Jaqui Phelan riding with drops during the 86 Man v Horse, on her Cunningham bare aluminium bike. We were all on steel Overbury’s Pioneers with bullmoose bars at the time. Her bike seemed like it was from another planet.

    Comment on 30 November 2008 @ 20:56

  6. Graham Wallace wrote,

    I put drops on my FW Evans ATB, (made by Saracen), way back in May 1984. Was this the first British made mountain bike to be fitted with drop handlebars?

    Comment on 15 January 2009 @ 23:10

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