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 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.
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.
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 welcoming pub or a private venue where garage queens can be displayed.
Register you interest and confirm details in the Klein Meet thread.
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 thought rather than rushed out to meet a tight deadline. Think of it as a digital detox - two-wheeled, fat tyred vinyl to everyone else’s MP3”.
Due out around mid April 2015, you can sign up for email updates - and a chance to win a year’s free...
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