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06-11-24, 10:51 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,898
Posted By Repack Rider

The Alenax with "transbar technology." It would...

The Alenax with "transbar technology." It would take a lot more words than I care to write to describe how awful this machine was.

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06-07-24, 09:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,448
Posted By Repack Rider

Middle of 1979. The bike was built in 1978.

Middle of 1979. The bike was built in 1978.
06-07-24, 06:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,448
Posted By Repack Rider

Breezer #2 came in around 35 lb. with the...

Breezer #2 came in around 35 lb. with the original Schwinn S-2 rims.


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05-29-24, 03:08 PM
Replies: 1,095
Views: 240,746
Posted By Repack Rider

Parked outside the coffee house, an Ibis road...

Parked outside the coffee house, an Ibis road bike converted to a "Townie." DT shifters, sidepull brakes, and a basket....
05-22-24, 11:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,686
Posted By Repack Rider

My 1983 Ritchey Annapurna was once the coolest...

My 1983 Ritchey Annapurna was once the coolest mountain bike you could own. I took it on epic tours, including Canada's Northwest Territories. Now, with 1.5" tires pumped to 80psi, it is the greatest...
05-12-24, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 720
Posted By Repack Rider

My opinion of what is a classic mountain bike is...

My opinion of what is a classic mountain bike is not very useful here. For me, it is one built in a garage before 1985.

I'm not a collector, but over the past four decades a lot of mountain bikes...
05-07-24, 02:22 PM
Replies: 1,807
Views: 255,864
Posted By Repack Rider

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05-07-24, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By Repack Rider

I see my work all the time. I built the wheels...

I see my work all the time. I built the wheels for Ritchey/MountainBikes sold before 1982.
05-03-24, 05:07 PM
Replies: 1,095
Views: 240,746
Posted By Repack Rider

Riding home through town on my mountain bike, I...

Riding home through town on my mountain bike, I noticed the Campy sidepull brake and the unique orange color. I asked the rider's companion a few lengths back if his friend was on a Colnago. He...
05-02-24, 08:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,400
Posted By Repack Rider

In 1978 Joe Breeze had finished his first ten...

In 1978 Joe Breeze had finished his first ten "Breezer" frames. This was our first real mountain ride, a shakedown if you will, in Mineral King Wilderness, where the Breeze family had a cabin....
04-26-24, 02:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,400
Posted By Repack Rider

Joe Breeze got third place in the photo contest...

Joe Breeze got third place in the photo contest for his image of me and Wende Cragg.
04-08-24, 01:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,090
Posted By Repack Rider

This watercolor was the first commercial sale for...

This watercolor was the first commercial sale for a woman who had just graduated from art school. I paid her $50 for it.


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04-08-24, 01:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,090
Posted By Repack Rider

The FIRST artistic image of a mountain bike. This...

The FIRST artistic image of a mountain bike. This poster is from 1978, before the term "mountain bike" had been coined.

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04-05-24, 09:08 PM
Replies: 1,095
Views: 240,746
Posted By Repack Rider

Nice Fisher Excalibur locked up. The owner came...

Nice Fisher Excalibur locked up. The owner came out when he saw me taking pictures. He admired my Ritchey.


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04-05-24, 03:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,016
Posted By Repack Rider

I covered that race for Bicycling.

I covered that race for Bicycling.
04-02-24, 12:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 908
Posted By Repack Rider

First Repack race was October 21, 1976. It was...

First Repack race was October 21, 1976. It was supposed to settle all the arguments.
04-01-24, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 908
Posted By Repack Rider

I also held an editorial position at Bicycling....

I also held an editorial position at Bicycling. Frank lives in my town, and I knew him for many years before his death. I am quoted extensively in his book, "The Birth of Dirt." Not really a...
03-31-24, 02:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 908
Posted By Repack Rider

Bicycling 40 years ago, March 1984

Actually, just one article. Frank Berto came out to the Repack downhill race, and gave it a shot.

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02-27-24, 06:28 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 41,568
Posted By Repack Rider

1983 Annapurna, 1994 P-21, 2017 P-29er. ...

1983 Annapurna, 1994 P-21, 2017 P-29er.



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02-24-24, 04:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 890
Posted By Repack Rider

Bike World 50 years ago, April 1974

In 1973 my friend Steve Wilde (R.I.P.) told me that a photographer wanted images of bicycle riders. We were joined by Gil de la Roza when we rode behind the photographer sitting backwards on the back...
02-21-24, 06:18 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,494
Posted By Repack Rider

One day my roommate Gary Fisher told me excitedly...

One day my roommate Gary Fisher told me excitedly that John Allis, then the reigning US road champion, was in town and looking for locals to ride with, since he didn't know the territory.

We...
02-04-24, 03:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,896
Posted By Repack Rider

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01-30-24, 03:50 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,686
Posted By Repack Rider

My 1972 Velo Club Tamalpais jersey accompanied...

My 1972 Velo Club Tamalpais jersey accompanied Joe Breeze's "Breezer #1" to the Smithsonian.
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01-18-24, 03:46 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 88,249
Posted By Repack Rider

In 1985 I accompanied the 7/Eleven team to their...

In 1985 I accompanied the 7/Eleven team to their first grand tour, the Giro d' Italia. Here is Francesco Moser finishing the prologue in the ancient Roman stadium in Verona. This is the last moment...
01-16-24, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 844
Posted By Repack Rider

I wrote "Clunkers Among the Hills" while on the...

I wrote "Clunkers Among the Hills" while on the road with the Sons of Champlin (I was the roadie). Gary Fisher was then my roommate, and since he worked for Bicycling Magazine, he took it with him to...
11-06-23, 03:29 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 8,845
Posted By Repack Rider

Mountain bike touring in Canada's Northwest...

Mountain bike touring in Canada's Northwest Territories in 1984, we stopped to have lunch by a creek. I heard something splashing, and got my camera out in time to capture this caribou. Later when I...
11-06-23, 03:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,472
Posted By Repack Rider

I own Breezer #2. The first series of Breezer...

I own Breezer #2. The first series of Breezer bikes were probably the most important bicycles of the 20th Century. Here I am the day I took delivery in 1978.

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10-02-23, 08:13 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,760
Posted By Repack Rider

When my car died in 1970 I was desperate enough...

When my car died in 1970 I was desperate enough for transportation that I accepted a gift of a worn out Schwinn Varsity. First day I rode it, I went OTB and got bitten by a dog. With no alternative,...
10-01-23, 04:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,574
Posted By Repack Rider

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09-26-23, 07:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 889
Posted By Repack Rider

I was there a couple of weeks ago to celebrate...

I was there a couple of weeks ago to celebrate the 45th anniversary of this ride. I'm fourth from the left, red hat.

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09-24-23, 06:34 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,771
Posted By Repack Rider

I bought my PX-10 in 1970, because at $180 it was...

I bought my PX-10 in 1970, because at $180 it was the least expensive sew-up tire bike. The owners of Sugden and Lynch Bicycles in Palo Alto probably high fived each other when I took that turkey off...
09-18-23, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3,684
Views: 1,037,795
Posted By Repack Rider

1983 Ritchey Annapurna, 1994 Ritchey P-21, 2023...

1983 Ritchey Annapurna, 1994 Ritchey P-21, 2023 Ritchey P-29er. All "one owner."
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09-17-23, 06:32 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,147
Posted By Repack Rider

I start my mountain bike ride by picking up a...

I start my mountain bike ride by picking up a small rock. I leave it at the highest point of the ride, to help build up the mountain I am wearing down.
09-17-23, 12:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,109
Posted By Repack Rider

I held editorial positions at several national...

I held editorial positions at several national bicycle magazines. Eventually I realized that the only thing that changed was the widgets, but not the experience. Since I didn't write about widgets...
09-17-23, 12:42 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 18,098
Posted By Repack Rider

I was invited to attend the 45th anniversary of...

I was invited to attend the 45th anniversary of the 1978 Crested Butte to Aspen ride over Pearl Pass, when Joe Breeze, Gary Fisher and I introduced mountain bikes to Colorado. Since I'm 77 and live...
09-17-23, 12:30 AM
Replies: 1,807
Views: 255,864
Posted By Repack Rider

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09-16-23, 12:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,318
Posted By Repack Rider

My GoPro from last week in Crested Butte. I'm 77...

My GoPro from last week in Crested Butte. I'm 77 and I live at sea level, so I needed an e-bike to ride at 11,000 feet. But this is how I rode it.

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09-02-23, 10:10 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,813
Posted By Repack Rider

Who is he? Couldn't be me, because I am pretty...

Who is he? Couldn't be me, because I am pretty happy about my contributions to bicycling, and I get daily affirmations from people I have never met. I would love to hear about some of yours.

My...
09-01-23, 02:18 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,099
Posted By Repack Rider

No collection of this sort would be complete...

No collection of this sort would be complete without the most bogus bicycle product ever to have soaked up millions from investors.

That would be the Alenax, with the "Transbar" drive system,...
08-31-23, 03:08 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,099
Posted By Repack Rider

Why walk when you can Le Run? ...

Why walk when you can Le Run?


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08-31-23, 01:33 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,099
Posted By Repack Rider

I think you may have confused the Swingbike with...

I think you may have confused the Swingbike with the Super Trick Cycle.


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08-30-23, 03:59 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,099
Posted By Repack Rider

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08-30-23, 09:55 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,099
Posted By Repack Rider

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08-28-23, 07:34 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,099
Posted By Repack Rider

Dude. I was getting to that. ...

Dude. I was getting to that.
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08-28-23, 01:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,017
Posted By Repack Rider

I worked for Rodale in the 1980s. I was the West...

I worked for Rodale in the 1980s. I was the West Coast editor for Mountain Bike.

One of my complaints with the HQ was the absence of imagination for the cover photo. The rider varied, the bike...
08-28-23, 01:10 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,099
Posted By Repack Rider

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08-28-23, 12:55 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,099
Posted By Repack Rider

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08-28-23, 12:50 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,099
Posted By Repack Rider

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08-27-23, 01:47 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,099
Posted By Repack Rider

The Bodysail apparently only works on left hand...

The Bodysail apparently only works on left hand drive bicycles.


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08-27-23, 01:36 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,099
Posted By Repack Rider

What could possibly go wrong?

At one time there were bicycle trade shows, and I attended them. I always made it a point to collect the literature of the goofiest, most dangerous, or otherwise ridiculous products on offer. I...
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