vintage MTB ads

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  • 12-28-2012
    AmbientLight
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by OCtrailMonkey View Post
    Rigid fork, squishy tail (1991):

    Who needs a suspension fork when you can have a suspension stem!!?

    I remember lusting after that Cannondale so bad after reading about it in Mountainbike Action :thumbsup:
  • 12-28-2012
    shekky
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    this one raised a big stink in some circles:
  • 01-02-2013
    blizzardpapa
    This threads is bringing back memory of my youth...
  • 01-02-2013
    NYrr496
    Were those tires even any good?? I've never seen anyone with them.
  • 01-02-2013
    trodaq
    Tires? What tires?
  • 01-02-2013
    MendonCycleSmith
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by trodaq View Post
    Tires? What tires?

    The Stumpjumpers.

    I was thinking the same thing.

    They must have been a short term thing, I can't even recall them being discussed over on the VRC....

    CK? What gives?
  • 01-04-2013
    caboverpete
    Macaw tires were horrible. Less like rubber and more like plastic, but I sure did look cool with my blue front tire and purple rear.
  • 01-07-2013
    Funrover
    Man I love these old ads!! Thanks for the post!
  • 01-25-2013
    enfyre
    old ads are the best, like going through old magazines to see car ads
  • 01-25-2013
    shiggy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    The Stumpjumpers.

    I was thinking the same thing.

    They must have been a short term thing, I can't even recall them being discussed over on the VRC....

    CK? What gives?

    The Stumpjumper tires were heavy and the tread pretty tight spacing. I had the National tire version. OK on dirt, but they were great for home made studded tires.
  • 01-26-2013
    bikeabuser
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    bikeabuser
  • 01-26-2013
    cackalacky
    I like that Ritchey bullmoose bar. And the "fat bike" concept? Wow, everything old is new again...
  • 01-27-2013
    arevuar
    epic
  • 01-29-2013
    Repack Rider
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    Yeti around 1986
  • 01-30-2013
    Jake Foz
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by OCtrailMonkey View Post

    Squishy is a term used loosely here.
  • 01-30-2013
    shiggy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    Yeti around 1986

    The actual paste up, too! :)
  • 01-31-2013
    Repack Rider
    Since I have already seen examples of the Fat Tire Flyer posted in this thread, here is an example of what the only mountain bike publication in the world looked like thirty years ago. It's in .pdf format, just so you know. Many of the ads you have seen here ran in my humble rag.

    http://sonic.net/~ckelly/Seekay/ckimages/ftf12.pdf
  • 01-31-2013
    Repack Rider
    Surfing the web, I found a guy on EBay selling what he called a copy of the Fat Tire Flyer, but it is actually a copy of the MountainBikes catalog from about 1981. No link, but there is one day left on the auction.
  • 01-31-2013
    shekky
    is that mikes bikes ad from the same mikes bikes we know today?!?!
  • 01-31-2013
    PCTele
    Thanks for posting these old ads. It makes me appreciate how far equipment has come. Not necessarily the experience!
  • 01-31-2013
    shekky
    it IS the same mike's. i have a friend who is their warehouse manager. he says the number is STILL THE SAME after all these years!!!:cool:
  • 01-31-2013
    Mountain Cycle Shawn
    It was this ad in Mountain Bike Action Mag that really got me into mountain bikes.
    http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/n...psffc0ee14.jpg
  • 01-31-2013
    shekky
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    It was this ad in Mountain Bike Action Mag that really got me into mountain bikes.
    http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/n...psffc0ee14.jpg

    it was the issue of MBA in which the san andreas was tested that absolutely sucked me into the sport.
  • 02-01-2013
    cyclelicious
    I love this thread. I keep coming back to it and look at the pics and follow the links. It's so rich in mountain biking history
    I'm fairly new to mtb so I have alot of catching up! Thanks for everyones contributions!