Jezza wins another BOTM with his immaculate Trimble. Vote for December now!
The new retrobike archive is now online here > http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/gallery2.php . The archive already contains hundreds of scans, photos and articles, however this is only a starting point, with your help it can be bigger and better............
Saturday saw the latest UK Retrobike meet take place at Cannock Chase. Everybody was riding retro, from an 89 Nishiki through a few Fats to a '97 Kona. Jezza and Trimble More pictures in the gallery with details in the forum.
Using archival footage, still photographs and interviews Billy Savage's film Klunkerz tells the story of the sport of mountain biking from those who were there. Some of the biggest names in the industry, as well as some more obscure characters recount the events that shaped the sport we know and love. The first screenings were to sell out crowds at the Mill Valley Film Festival. Check a review here as well as Charlie Kelly's words in the forum. Billy has sent retrobike a picture from the screeing - as you can there was quite a crowd! Picture courtesy of Wyro and Billy Savage. LtoR Top: Joe Breeze, Steve Potts, Tom Ritchey, Bob Burrowes, Otis Guy, Gary Fisher, Fred Wolf, Alan Bonds, Charlie Kelly, Russ Mahon Chris Lang, James...
Retrobike Bike Of The Month October 2006 is Elev12K's Verlicchi DH Fat Chance 10th Anniversary First full susser to take the title. Another deserved winner. Get your votes in for November NOW!!
October 21st sees the thirtieth anniversary of the first Repack race. To quote Repack Ride "October 21 of this year will mark the 30th anniversary of the day six friends decided to answer once and for all time who was the fastest dirt descender in the world. The contest took place on the hill they called "Repack," and apparently the question is still open. I have it on good authority that some of those same principals will show up on the site, possibly at 10:00 a.m., and I think I'll bring the clocks. Just in case. " More details in the forum.
In the style of Tony Hart welcome to the Retrobike Gallery. The long awaited gallery is now online, members are able to setup their own photo albums. Full details are here.
Retrobike Bike Of The Month September 2006 is Monster's Fat Chance 10th Anniversary Fat Chance 10th Anniversary What could be finer that a Fat 10th. Another deserved winner. Get your votes in for October NOW!!
Retrobike Bike Of The Month August 2006 is Rody's Grove Innovations Hardcore. Grove Hardcore Not only is the bike uber cool it also has one of the best stories behind it, read Rody's own words here. Get your votes in for September NOW!!
Retrobike Bike(s) Of The Month June 2006 Retroking #1's Breezer Storm & retrobikeguy's Kestrel MXZ. The first tied contest - both deserve their place on the front page.. Kestrel MXZ Breezer Storm Get your votes in for August here.
Retrobike Bike Of The Month June 2006 is Retroking #1s Zinn. A bona-fide classic. Zinn Get your votes in for July here.
Today is retrobike's first anniversary! It's been a good year all told, what started as a vague idea has grown into something big. Lets hear your thoughts on retrobike's first year in the forum .
Retrobike Bike Of The Month May 2006 is escapegoat's Mountain Goat Whiskeytown Racer. Mountain Goat Whiskeytown Racer Get your votes in for June here.
Retrobike Bike Of The Month April 2006 is Biglev's 1988 Klein Pinnacle. Well sort of, sadly he's sold it. Still this is certainly a fine example of a Pinnacle - a model often overlooked for the showier Klein Attitudes and Adroits. Klein Pinnacle You know the drill now. Get your votes in for May here.
April the 2nd saw fifteen hardy souls brave the rain to meet up at Cannock Chase in the Midlands, UK. Plenty of fine retro kit was on display including 2 Kleins, 3 Fats, a Yeti, Ibis, Pace and Roberts. Gump and Sylvain The morning saw the large group tackle the 8 mile 'Follow the Dog' trail. The inevitable mechanicals and mixture of skill and fitness levels meant this was a leisurely loop. Following a lunch taken sheltered in swinnertons bikes the remenants of the group set out for an afternoon session. Two early mechanical casualties saw the group drop to 8 riders. Gump led the afternoon ride round some of the Chase's less well known but equally good trails. All in all a good day was had by all (I hope!). More pictures can be...
Retrobike Bike Of The Month March 2006 is Pete's Fat Chance Titanium. The second month in a row a ti bike has won. Also the first time (and almost certainly not the last) that Fat City have scooped the award. Vote for the April contest here.
Retrobike Bike Of The Month February 2006 is Steve's 1993 Orange Vitamin T. Another fine winner from a classic UK manufacturer. Vote for the March contest here.

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