Everyone likes Old School and none more so than Retrobike and Morvélo Bicycle Apparel. Fat Tire Flyer was the original mountainbike magazine co-founded in 1980 by one of the pioneers of Mountain Biking Charlie Kelly. It’s pages contain classic imagery of early off-road action and this cover from May/June 1984, a bike pile after one of the customary early April “Derby’s” in Marin County, sums up the care free and fun loving attitude of the time.
Retrobike and Morvélo liked it some much they got in contact with Charlie Kelly to see if they could run a limited edition t-shirt of it. Not only did he say yes, but he also re-scanned in the cover of the original for them to use. His fee? “Just make sure you send me one of the t-shirts!” he said. Still a legend.
Just 100 of the t-shirts have been hand-printed onto Morvélo’s customary high quality soft cotton tees, only a handful remain in stock. The shirts are exclusively avilable from the Morvélo online store. For more images of the shirt please see this post on the forum.