Jimi911’s 1989 Merlin Titanium with the always fresh red z-max takes the Jan 2021 Bike of The Month contest, poll here.
Bicycle component manufacturer Shimano are celebrating their 100th anniversary. To mark this event the Big S have shared some hi res wallpapers of both cycle and fishing components along with some videos. Check it out here.
Seminal mountain bike publication MBA are running a regular feature highlighting covers from the archive. Thirty years ago in March 1991 the cover featured a rider on Cannondale (?) showing a fat bike is not required to ride in snow! Check the feature on MBA here.
Jimi911’s 1981 Moots Mountaineer is the 2020 Retrobike Bike of The Year, check the poll here.
Another classic Bike of The Month contest saw Wtb_rider’s 1993 Brodie Catalyst take the honours, check the thread out here :)
A modern look at an old school maker, still hand building Ti in the Rockies. There's a link below to the story on my site... https://www.augustusfarmer.com/mutts-of-moots/
Completed May 2021 Setting The Scene: Its fair to say I'm a huge Pace fan taking inspiration from Jerky, Gil M ,Rich Matthews, Bollox64 as well as many others Through the years I've seen some epic Pace builds. DR s (pretty sure he sprayed his RC100 six times until he was happy with the colour) , Neil Millard's, Rich's Pink Pace (Mavic Groupset) and the perfection that Bollox64 goes to with his builds. I can't write about amazing Paces and not mention Bibbsey's original RC100 with a Campy groupset which is outstanding In the late 90's a friend turned up on a Red F7 to go for a bike ride and id honestly never seen anything as stunning. I made him give me first refusal and when he later wanted to buy an Orange I jumped at the chance of...
The January 2018 Bike of The Month contest was taken by Jimi911's c1986 Serotta Adirondack.
The December 2017 Bike of The Month contest was taken by Jimi911's 1985 Mountain Goat Trials.
The November 2017 Bike of The Month contest was taken by WTB_Rider's 1993 Salsa Ala Carte.
The September 2017 Bike of The Month contest was taken by mishmash69's 1994 Raleigh SP Torus FS.
The October 2017 road Bike of The Month October 2017 contest was taken by Montello's Pinarello Montello. The winner received an excellent t-shirt from Bob at http://www.bethevulture.co.uk - check them out.
The October 2017 Bike of The Month contest was taken by Bollox64s Tim Gould's '93 Newnham Team Schwinn replica.
The October 2017 Bike of The Month contest was taken by Shamobius' 1992 Rocky Mountain Experience
We've got the @retrobikehq IG page up and growing fast. If you remember fondly when bikes were particularly pretty/ lairy/ snapped sometimes…. Please have a gawp/ like/ share/ follow here: http://instagram.com/retrobikehq/ If you like old bikes - you know where to look :D
We have been saddened to learn that forum and retro ride regular Dylan Archer (aka DA-EVO) was a victim of the Shoreham air crash. Both Dylan and his friend Richard Smith were cycling on the A27 at the time of the crash. There is a thread on the forum in his memory here. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Dylan and the other victims during what must be a very difficult time.
The July 2015 Bike of The Month contest was taken by Giom6's 1993 Dave Yates D.O.N.K.I.S. N.O.B.