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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.
 
In its third year, the UK Klein meet brings together Klein fans, collectors and riders from the UK and Europe. Previous meetings have bought a wide variety of rare bikes, including prototypes, rare paint schemes and NOS builds and we hope this year to be no different. Our plan is to meet in the Surrey Hills, near Guildford and ride in and around Holmbury Hill, Peaslake and Winterfold, taking in some interesting trails, single track, fireroads and view points. The ride will end either at a...
 
Long-time bike journo and photographer Seb Rogers is launching a new mountain bike magazine this spring. Called Cranked, it’ll be published four times a year and, in a move that cheerfully sticks two fingers up at the conventional wisdom that digital is the only place where it’s at, it'll also be available only in ink and paper form. “It’s intentionally different”, says Seb. “High production values, the best paper and printing we could find, and features that are put together with time and...
 
The January 2015 Bike of The Month contest was taken by FatMikeyNYC's 1983 Fat Chance #138. The full result is as follows 1. FatMikeyNYC's 1983 Fat Chance #138 2. The Pro's Closet's 1983 Series III Breezer 3. drystonepaul's 1993 Saracen Traverse Elite
 
The December 2014 Bike of The Month contest was taken by ridevintagemtb's 1990 Yeti FRO. The full result is as follows 1. ridevintagemtb’s 1990 Yeti FRO 2. mauricer's 1991 Merlin Elevator 3. tigern's 1996 Klein MC2 Attitude
 
The UK's largest gathering of classic pre-1995 mountain bikes, ‘icon•o•classic’, is taking place at the historic market place in Warwick on September 14th 2014. icon•o•classic will provide a showcase for these bikes – both to the general public, and for all the exhibitors and other like-minded enthusiasts.  We’re sure that like us you will relish the opportunity to show your bikes, and to be able to see so many others all at the same time and in the same location. All up to date details...
 
The March 2014 Bike of The Month contest was taken by Halaburt's 1983 Steve Potts Brazed MTB in what turned out to be a two horse race despite some stern competition. The full result is as follows 1. Halaburt's 1983 Steve Potts Brazed MTB 2. Sinnermans 1989 Roberts Stratos 3. Kirbdugs 1993 DAWES Double Edge Tandem Click here for more details and full results
 
The April 2014 Bike of The Month contest was taken by Giom6's Dave Yates Vulcan E-stay, from some solid competition. The full result is as follows 1. Giom6's Dave Yates Vulcan E-stay 2. Richieb's 1990- Brodie Catalyst 3. mauricer's 1990 Rocky Mountain Blizzard Click here for more details and full results.
 
The February 2014 'Special Edition Special' Bike of The Month contest was taken by huelse's Ibis 1989 SS Kogler special edition. The full result is as follows 1. huelse's Ibis 1989 SS Kogler special edition 2. oneschnark's Fat Chance 10th Anniversary 3. jonnyboy666's 1993 Orange Aluminium Elite Limited Edition Gold Click here for more details and full results The February 2014 'Special Edition Special' Bike of The Month top three are as follows 1. huelse's Ibis 1989 SS Kogler...
 
I read lots of mountain bike magazines. There’s currently a four foot high stack of them in my back bedroom. I’ve taken out subscriptions to all the major ones at some point over the last 20 years and even had articles and photographs published some of them. So I am always a bit sceptical whenever I see a feature on the history of mountain biking. Experience tells me that it’s usually a disappointing sidebar feature which is compromised by brevity and sometimes spoilt by inaccuracy. A few...
 
In the early 1980s, Chris Chance, an American frame-builder who specialized in TT and criterium bikes, formed Fat City Cycles in Somerville, Massachusetts, and began building mountain bikes. He had an intuitive and prodigious talent, and over the course of the decade was building the best handling off-road bikes in the world, including the Fat Chance with a relaxed, upright position and the more responsive Wicked Fat Chance with quicker-handling geometry. For the 1990 model year, Fat City...
 
The January 2014 Bike of The Month contest was taken by wadsy's 1993 Diamondback Axis Team Titanium, from some excellent machines as is shown by the three way tie for 2nd place! The full result is as follows 1. wadsy's 1993 Diamondback Axis Team Titanium 2= Giom6's 1992 John Samways Formula One 2= Richieb's 1990- Brodie Catalyst 2= mauricer's 1990 Rocky Mountain Blizzard Click here for more details and full results The January 2014 Bike of The Month top three are as follows 1. wadsy's...
 
UK MTB scene stalwarts Orange Mountain Bikes can trace their ancestry back to wind surfing company Tushingham. Orange's Lester Noble worked for Tushingham back in the 80s and there the Tushingham mountain bike range was designed. The lucky owner of this Tushingham B-52 which is being offered for sale on ebay picked it up without realising the bike's significance and is now selling it. The B-52s apparently came from the same factory as the Muddy Fox Courier, hence numerous similarities...
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