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The latest Cool Wall vote has been called. This one has a winner unlike others. Klein, the choice of the Yuppie and masters of oversized alloy are COOOOL. Next up on the vote is Mountain Biking.
 
The April 2010 Road Bike of The Month contest was won by Shamus' 1984 Colnago Arabesque, which will come as no to surprise to many! The full results are as follows 1. Shamus' 1984 Colnago Arabesque 2. LGF's Orange Dynamo 3. Shogun's Appelby Track bike Now taking nominations for the May 2010 rBoTM here. Click here for more details and full results The April 2010 Road Bike of The Month top three are as follows 1. Shamus' 1984 Colnago Arabesque Click here for the full and detailed build...
 
The April 2010 Bike of The Month saw Sinnett177's 1991 Alpinestars Ti-Mega EOS take a well earned victory from some very stiff competition. The victory was Sinnett177's second in this contest having previously tasted victory in the June 2009 edition of this contest. The Ti-Mega will be featured in next month's mbr magazine and Sinnett177 will receive a year’s subscription to the magazine. The full results are as follows 1. Sinnett177's 1991 Alpinestars Ti-Mega EOS 2. pwriter's Ritchey...
 
May 8th 2010, meeting at 10am for a 10:30 start. 20 mile route which Drystonepaul knows well and it's definitely a great route and definitely suitable for retro bikes. A map will appear soon, but basically it starts at the Coniston Ferry Landing car park on Lake Road just to the south of Coniston. [Grid: SD308970] There's a nice little cafe there too. The route goes up to High Tilberthaite and then across past Hodge Close and then West to Arnside Intake. From Knipe Fold the ride continues...
 
Yet another great retrobike ride was had last weekend in the Peak district. The Three Tribes meet saw riders from the Midlands, North West and North East converge on an unsuspecting Peak district and meet up having followed three different routes. Click here for a full aftermath.
 
Dave Hemming's (alleged) old Fat Chance 'Harlequin' Yo Eddy has just appeared for sale - on ebay in Mexico! Click here for full details, still awaiting confirmation from both Mr Hemming and the seller that this is the real deal.
 
The nightride aftermath thread is now up here. We had riders out all over the world from Tasmania to Fairfax via Leamingtons Spa & Poland!
 
Don't forget to get your pics up from tonight's Retrobike Global Nightride here. The first riders are already home in Australia and New Zealand with their pictures up!
 
Get yourself to the Peak District for this weekend's 3 Tribes meet. Click here for details. The 3 Tribes in question are the Midlands Group, North West Group and North East Group. All will be leaving from seperate locations and meeting somewhere in the middle.
 
MacRetro into the heart of darkness The weekend of 24th-25th April 2010 saw MacRetro take to the Highlands for what looks like a quite epic overnight Bothying expedition. Click here for full aftermath.
I'm sure by now you'll all have seen the slightly obscure references to 05/05/2010. Now all can be revealed. At 20:00 hours (that's 8pm in imperial) on 5th May 2010 the first ever Retrobike Global Nightride will start. As the clock strikes 20:00 local time we get on our retro bikes for a ride, be it individually or in groups. It matters not where- it could be desert, mountain, moorland, parkland, urban, city canal path, whatever. Even just a 10 minute lap around the park would do. The first...
 
For those who missed it MBR magazine joined us at February 2010's Thetford meet. The resulting article was out in last month's (April 2010) MBR. The magazine kindly agreed that we could publish a high res copy once the mag had left the news stand. Click here to view pages one and two and click here to view pages three and four. Click here to see the forum discussion.
 
The latest coolwall is complete. Kooka, the kings of the wacky anodising are COOOOL. Next up on the vote is Klein - fingers crossed for a good debate ;)
 
The Retrobike Endura kit order will be closing this weekend - last chance to order for kit this summer. This time we will also be ordering custom Retrobike Endura baggy shorts and 3/4. Click here for more details and to order.
 
As many will have noticed we have been running a monthly Photograph of The Month (PoTM) contest on an irregular basis for the last few years. This is set to change - we'll be running it every month from now on and featuring on the front page. The March 2010 contest was titled "BITD" (Back In The Day for those not up on their FLAs). The vote thread can be found here. The winning picture was eastcoaststeve's shot. Mar 2010 PoTM winner - Eastcoaststeve's BITD photograph Get your nominations...
 
The March 2010 'Downhill Special' Bike of The Month saw Jerky's red hot favourite Pace RC500 F1 take a victory to upset the bookmakers. Click here to read Jerky's excellent write up of this bike and the build process. From this month forward the winning bike will be featured in mbr magazine and the winner will receive a year's subscription to the magazine - best get polishing for the April BoTM! Mar 2010 BoTM winner - Jerky's Pace RC500 F1 Second and third were taken by two Yetis. In...
 
A few of the 100km riders. L to R, Ed 'Stryker' Edwards, James W, John and the Mysterious Birdman Sunday 11th April saw several brave retrobikers take on yet another (26th from memory) edition of the Hell of the North Cotswolds (HONC). The numbers were split evenly between the 50 km route and the 100 km route. Following a week of good weather the trails had dried nicely and the going was good to firm. Everyone got round more or less trouble free (Daj and Birdman excepted). Click here for...
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