1970’s Schwinn Krate prepared for the Power Tool Drag Races. Yes, Power Tool Drag Races where the only rule was that power source originated from a “hand operated” power tool, in this case a 125cc Husqvarna chainsaw motor. After suffering defeat to @broncobrawler in a photo finish the year this […]
When you go to the Sea Otter Classic with a bag of stickers, you always try to get them onto the toolboxes of legendary mechanics. Mission accomplished. In this case it’s Steve “Gravy” Gravenites. Gravy has been a fixture on the pro mountain bike scene for literally as long as […]
Thanks to Dean Bradley we bring you this shot from the start line of the 1985 NORBA Nationals, held in a burnt out field in Santa Barbara, CA. As you can see, all the big stars are in attendance on their cutting edge equipment. As was par for the course […]
Staying with the Ritchey theme this week, it’s a little known fact that Ritchey was very involved in the U.S. road scene in the early ‘90’s, and had a bad-ass road team, as well as sponsoring a couple others (more on those soon). That’s right, 10-speed racers. This one came […]
Here is Thomas Frischknect on his first day in America, March 1990. As the team manager, I had all his new Team Ritchey bikes and kit laid out and ready for him. As soon as Thomas saw all the swag he jumped into his kit and posed for this shot […]
This shot is from the Gant Challenge race in Chicago’s Lincoln Park back in 1984. The bike pictured is the first Team (pink) Stumpjumper ever built. It was custom made for me by Jim Merz with Tange tubing and raced with 26×1.75” tires. When I joined Specialized/Team Stumpjumper, the bikes […]
Finally posting the pics I snapped with my Nikon on Friday. Over 50 pics!
We will be in Sacramento next month and will post a ton of pics. Stay tuned!
I know this site has not been updated much lately, but we post daily on Instagram.
I just read a pretty interesting post on this topic over at Off The Beaten Path. Things get interesting (and a bit heated) in the comments section. I’m a huge fan of Compass tires (made by Panaracer in Japan) and definitely appreciate what those guys are doing. Anyway, the article is definitely […]