vintage MTB ads

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  • 12-26-2012
    shekky
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    vintage MTB ads
    just found this one on some random vintage site. i remember it well:
  • 12-26-2012
    jollybeggar
    Mtbing makes me look like James Dean too.
  • 12-26-2012
    Gordon Shumway
    Greg "Hairball" Herbold was the man when I was a kid..



  • 12-26-2012
    mfisher1971
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by OCtrailMonkey View Post
    Greg "Hairball" Herbold was the man when I was a kid..


    shame we didn't get a 20th anniversary release of those tights.
  • 12-27-2012
    Gasp4Air
    How styles do change. Only a 10 year old girl would be caught wearing tights like that now.
  • 12-27-2012
    NYrr496
    Man. I had all that Ringle' stuff. The hubs are on my son's 20" bike now.
  • 12-27-2012
    J.B. Weld
    This kick started everything 30 years ago, I wanted this bike so bad!


  • 12-27-2012
    Repack Rider
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    Since I published the first MTB magazine, all the old ads are in my collection. Here are a few.
  • 12-27-2012
    wintersolstice
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by J.B. Weld View Post
    This kick started everything 30 years ago, I wanted this bike so bad!

    I *so* wanted one of those, but they were out of my price range.
  • 12-27-2012
    heyyall
    While not strictly an ad, this website has the Trek Catalogs dating back to 1984.

    Trek, Fisher, Klein, Lemond bike catalogs, bicycle brochures

    I love flipping through the old catalogs and seeing what was being marketed as the next thing in biking.
  • 12-27-2012
    supersedona
    My fav product name! Its the Anti-Chainsuck thingy!
  • 12-27-2012
    AmbientLight
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by shekky View Post
    just found this one on some random vintage site. i remember it well:

    I had a pair of those forks! In red ano, lasted about 6 months before I snapped the legs off.

    Now, I'm still riding a pair of Z1 bombers from 2006, and they are still going strong. How technology has changed!!
  • 12-27-2012
    tartosuc
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mfisher1971 View Post
    shame we didn't get a 20th anniversary release of those tights.

    That trulee helmet would still be interresting nowadays...
    If i remember well t was a full face with removable mouth piece...
  • 12-27-2012
    Huskywolf
    Awesome stuff in here. :D
  • 12-27-2012
    Whason
    Where did you get this ad online? I wonder if I could buy one to put on my wall in my bike room. Awesome!

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by shekky View Post
    just found this one on some random vintage site. i remember it well:

  • 12-27-2012
    shekky
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Whason View Post
    Where did you get this ad online? I wonder if I could buy one to put on my wall in my bike room. Awesome!

    my memory fails me.

    sorry...
  • 12-28-2012
    Empty_Beer
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by OCtrailMonkey View Post

    Some footage:
  • 12-28-2012
    Repack Rider
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    In 1981 Specialized introduced their first product for the new type of bikes, a tire specifically designed for off-road. They called it the "Stumpjumper." They were a small company and didn't even have a publicity still photo to send us, so we had our house artist draw the tire.
  • 12-28-2012
    Repack Rider
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    A few more from the files
  • 12-28-2012
    Wishful Tomcat
    Keep them coming Repack Rider!
  • 12-28-2012
    53119
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    no disrespect but my first introduction to trails was on this in socal '75!
    Attachment 748597
  • 12-28-2012
    wintersolstice
    That Moto-Bike is seriously cool!
  • 12-28-2012
    1banger
    Makes me think of when the first Rockshox came out. Had pink Rockshox logo on black lowers! :eekster:
  • 12-28-2012
    53119
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 1banger View Post
    Makes me think of when the first Rockshox came out. Had pink Rockshox logo on black lowers! :eekster:

    those were the days! i blew up my first pair on a brodie catalyst!

    head over to Retrobike | If it's Old School, It's in great stuff to look at.
  • 12-28-2012
    Gordon Shumway
    Rigid fork, squishy tail (1991):

  • 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

    1989










  • 01-26-2013
    bikeabuser




    1979
    Front Cover



    Back Cover
  • 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
    Rigid fork, squishy tail (1991):


    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.
  • 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.

    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!