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The July 2010 Road Bike of The Month contest was won by Slotcar55's Masi Prestige - another win for Slotcar55 who looks likely to dominate this contest for a while. The full results are as follows 1. Slotcar55's 1975 Masi Prestige 2. Spokesmann's 1958 Carlton Constellation 3. Powxxl's 1991 Kestrel 4000 Now taking nominations for the August 2010 rBoTM here. Click here for more details and full results The July 2010 Road Bike of The Month top three are as follows 1. Slotcar55's Masi...
 
The July 2010 Bike of The Month 'Riders Special' contest was taken by LeGrandeFromage's 1989 Overbury's Pioneer. Bristol's finest will be featured in next month's mbr magazine and LeGrandeFromage will receive a year’s subscription to the magazine. The full results are as follows 1. LeGrandeFromage's 1989 Overbury's Pioneer 2. Danpiero's Dave Yates DONKIS NOB 3=. Dr S' 1987 Fat Chance Wicked 3=. Supremate's 1994 Yeti ARC Now taking nominations for the August 2010 BoTM here. Don't forget...
 
For those who missed it BBC4's Ride of My Life program is well worth checking out. Author Rob Penn travels around the world collecting handbuilt parts for his dream bicycle and charts the social history of one of mankind's greatest inventions. On his travels he visits Brian Rourke, Brooks, Campagnolo and Chris King amongst others and even take in a run of the Repack with Charlie Kelly and Joe Breeze. The program is available on the BBC iPlayer, click here to watch. Unsure if this will work...
 
This just in from the nice people at the Brighton Big Dog. For more details of retrobike involvment please click here. It's less than a month away and despite the event selling out in double quick time, they haven't been taking it easy. From fine-tuning the already popular course to getting the youth racing (Little Dog) off the ground, here's a round up of what's been going on over in the Big Dog kennel. Little Dog After last years successful event the Big Dog team wanted to make sure the...
 
A great ride was had by all on Saturday's Herefordshire Road Ride AKA The Welsh Borders Grimpeur. The full aftermath can be found here. A few highlights - Top selection of old steel (and it was only old steel) with The Guvnor on an early 90s EM Corsa Extra, Del on an early 80s Colnago Master, Dave on a mid 80s Colnago Master, the Alex's on an 81 Bianchi and a 1990 Harry Quinn respectively and Ed on a relatively modern on a 1991 Zullo. - Bike of the day has to go to Alex's stunning...
 
Top ride yesterday in the Forest of Dean last weekend, click here for the full aftermath thread. Some of the best natural singletrack out there if you have a good guide...
 
Get your old road irons polished up, shave your legs and don your Bolles as we're running a Retro Road Ride (AKA The Welsh Borders Grimpeur) on Saturday 24th July. What does it involve, I hear you cry? A stunning, scenic and undulating Sportive style 90 km ride on very quiet country roads with a country pub lunch/stop. There's plenty of climbing but nothing super steep so with a compact and a bit of fitness all should be fine. Where is it happening? The ride will start and finish in...
 
The latest Coolwall vote has been called. Mountain Biking is apparently COOL. Next up on the vote is Nuke Proof. We here at retrobike been contacted by a journo who is writing an article for BIKE on Nuke Proof. Any good quotes, observations or anecdotes may well find there way into said publication.
 
Saracen bikes are looking for people/bikes for the 'Heritage' page in their 2011 catalog. They are looking for owners of a Saracen bike from the glory days (approx. 88-98 ) They need pictures of owners riding or standing with their bike (old pics would be great but recent ones good too!) Or just the bike on its own. Anyone who's pictures is used will recieve a t-shirt! Please send your pictures to the Saracen graphic designer: kira.askaroff@madison.co.uk For more details please click here.
 
The June 2010 Photo of The Month (P.o.T.M.) contest was won by Dr S' 'Anything Retro Goes'. Now taking nominations for the July 2010 P.o.T.M. contest entitled 'Blue Sky' here. Click here to see Dr S' shot in all it's glory 1. Dr S' 'Anything Retro Goes'
 
This is it guys, the Lincolnshire and East Anglian Area Group big rideout THIS SUNDAY!! Jointly organised by both inner regions, and hosted by our very own legrandefromage. Be here - PE28 4EZ - for around 10am ~ 11am Breakfast Bacon sarnies on request. The route has lots of tarmac first then bags of off road, so bring the right bike to be comfy for about 30 miles. A pub stop is planned on the way. Topped off in summer style with a BBQ post ride. Click here to register.
 
The June 2010 Road Bike of The Month contest was won by 24pouces Passoni a deserving and extremely rare winner. The full results are as follows 1. 24pouces' Passoni 2. Slotcar55's 1985 Marastoni 3. Madmax's 1985 ALAN aluminium Now taking nominations for the July 2010 rBoTM here. Click here for more details and full results The June 2010 Road Bike of The Month top three are as follows 1. 24pouces' Passoni Click here to read more about 24pouces Passoni. 2. Slotcar55's 1985 Marastoni...
 
The June 2010 Bike of The Month was taken by Stefan9113's Boulder Defiant Ti. The Boulder will be featured in next month's mbr magazine and Stefan9113 will receive a year’s subscription to the magazine. The full results are as follows 1. Stefan9113's Boulder Defiant Ti 2. Chris' Fisher Mt Tam 3. Spaltinho's Rock Lobster Team Tig SL Now taking nominations for the July 2010 'Riders Special' BoTM here. Don't forget winner will receive a years mbr magazine subscription so get polishing those...
 
Another major milestone passed for retrobike - our Fifth Anniversary :) Little did I think the site I setup following a vague idea and a low key meeting with a small handful of other retro fans in 2005 would have over 10000 users and be going from strength to stength five years on. Let's hear your favourite memories from the last five years, click here to add them in the forum. On a personal level there are almost too many to document. Will have a quick go -meeting a lot of cool people...
 
Let me take you back. The year is 1990. New Kids on the Block top the charts. England are cheated out of certain world cup glory (once again) by the Germans. Mountain Biking is 'cool' in the same way Yo-Yos, skateboards, BMXs and rubiks cubes were before. A callow 13 year old is promised one of these mountain bikes for his upcoming birthday. He duly receives a year old 23" Raleigh Mirage - just the ticket for a growing lad. The bike is collected and several months of fun riding round the...
Our 10000th user has just registered. When the site was setup just under five years ago thought we'd be lucky to get a few hundred....
 
Another year and another Mountain Mayhem has been and gone. Without a doubt this was the biggest and best retrobike turnout yet with the best weather at Eastnor since records began. For full aftermath and race reports please click here to read the thread in the forum. A few random highlights from retrobikers • Weather warm and dry (a tidy contrast to two hours of rain on Friday evening) • Superstrong on the 89 Mirage running (briefly) 3rd overall • Wu-Tangled running dead last • Tunes (eye...
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