The January 2010 Bike of The Month was a Saracen special dedicated to the former Warwickshire bike brand currently seeing a resurgence under new owners. Heathy's box fresh 1989 Saracen Kili Flyer took a well derserved victory..
Jan 2010 BoTM winner - Heathy's 1989 Saracen Kili Flyer
This of course isn't the first time Heathy has tasted sweet victory with his fillet brazed Saracen. Heathy took the top step of the podium following the bike being judged best retro ride at the 2009 Brighton...
The results for Retrobike's prestigious Bike of The Year (BoTY) contest, the blue riband event of the retro world, are in. The title of 'Bike of The Year 2009' goes to ameybrook's Yeti C-26 replica.
2009 BoTY winner - ameybrook's Yeti C-26
Following some initally close voting the well fancied Yeti stormed the vote. The full result is as follows -
1st - ameybrook's Yeti C-26 (76 votes)
2nd - Defiant's Serotta TiMax (44 votes)
3rd - Dr S' Pace RC-100 (32 votes)
4th - Sinnett177's 1993...
Welcome to the latest in Retrobike's 20 questions series. This month the spotlight falls on Charlie Kelly (aka Repack Rider), a man who genuinely needs no introduction.
Retrobike: Hi Charlie, how’s life? What’cha up to?
Charlie Kelly: I have a piano moving company. My daughter is about to start her second year at the University of Oregon, and I am still married to my first wife, named Mary. I work a lot, and most weeks I can only get out on the bike on Sunday, so I try to make it count...
The December 2009 Bike of The Month was one of the stongest to date. A fine victory went to Bushpig's Mantis X Frame.
Dec 2009 BotM winner - Bushpig's Mantis X Frame
Second place was taken by Bduc61's Breezer Lightening and third place was taken by Tallpaul's Orange Vit-T2.
Dec 2009 BotM 2nd and joint 3rd - Bduc61's Breezer Lightening & Tallpaul's Orange Vit-T2
Don't forget to check out the January 2010 "Saracen Special BoTM and of course the 2009 Bike of The Year vote.
Pulling up at U.S.E HQ it dawns on me, over the years we’ve known each other, I had never taken up Rory Hitchens’ offer of popping by anytime for a tour round (they’re only 5 miles down the road). Right, better turn round and pick up some cakes then hadn’t I? Pulling up at U.S.E HQ for the second time in half an hour, I am greeted by a flurry of bike business activity. “We’re moving into the unit opposite” a huge pile of Exposure Lights boxes said as it crossed the road on the small...
Ladies and Gentleman of Retrobike,
We are pleased to be able to take the wraps off your essential guide to Retrobike riding in 2010! Break out those new diaries and insert these key riding retro dates and get that precious bike out of the shed and onto the trail!
As part of the process to ensure that all events are of the highest standard, we have recruited Area Events Coordinators and Deputies who, with good knowledge of their riding areas, are best placed to organise these activities...
By popular demand we'll be running another special offer this year. A little late but better late than never.
Anyhow for the bargain price of £20 you can get
->Retrobike Black Beanie
->A couple of individual retrobike logo stickers
Click here to take advantage of this offer!
Just taken delivery of a fresh batch of mugs ready for Christmas delivery. Imagine the look of joy on your Wife's / Husband's / Boyfriend's / Girlfriend's / Mother's (delete as appropriate) face on the morning of the 25th December when they open a retrobike mug instead of another boring blu-ray player or bottle of perfume. Don't dissapoint them!
The mugs can be purchased from the retrobike shop, click here to order. Will even chuck in a couple of retrobike stickers for every order recieved...
The cool wall vote on Raleigh has been closed. The heron has been beaten :( .
Despite over 100 years of history, Tour de France victories, National & World Mountain Bike Champions along with countless other wins Raleigh of Nottingham, England has been voted UNCOOL. That's right the company that brought you the Burner, Grifter, Chopper, Lizard, Mustang, Dynatech, 753 Team Professional and countless other classics has been consigned to the wrong side of the coolwall by the good people of...
The retrobike google map for registered forum users is now back online here.
If you've not added yourself to the map and you'd like to you can do so by updating your profile, just click 'search my coordinate' and get your pin on the map.
This just in from Neill, the man behind the GoatSurfer Retro MTB website.
Planet Earth, November 2009 - GoatSurfer Retro MTB officially launches online.
GoatSurfer Retro MTB has been started primarily to put something back into the RetroBike Community and that 'something' is the Pace Forks Timeline.
The object of this is to have a chronological timeline with high quality pictures, model numbers and product info for all the Pace forks. This took a while to get together and is still...
The November 2009 "Mid Range Special" Bike of The Month was one of our more controversial contests. A well deserved win went to 24pouces' 1988 Cannondale SM600.
Nov 2009 BotM winner - 24pouces 1988 Cannondale SM600
The second spot was taken by Easy Rider's Dawes SE and third spot was shared between ElCani's Muddy Fox Seeker & Oneschnark's Progear STX 1995.
Nov 2009 BotM 2nd and joint 3rd - Easy Rider's Dawes SE, ElCani's Muddy Fox Seeker & Oneschnark's Progear STX 1995
Don't forget to...