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    vintage MTB ads

    just found this one on some random vintage site. i remember it well:
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    Greg "Hairball" Herbold was the man when I was a kid..




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    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.
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    How styles do change. Only a 10 year old girl would be caught wearing tights like that now.
    Use it, use it, use it while you still have it.

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    Man. I had all that Ringle' stuff. The hubs are on my son's 20" bike now.
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    This kick started everything 30 years ago, I wanted this bike so bad!



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    Since I published the first MTB magazine, all the old ads are in my collection. Here are a few.
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    vintage MTB ads-cleland_ad.jpg  

    vintage MTB ads-cleland_ad1984.jpg  

    vintage MTB ads-1983ritchey_ad_1.jpg  

    vintage MTB ads-1984wtb_ad.jpg  

    vintage MTB ads-scan0047.jpg  

    It don't mean a feng if it ain't got that
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    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.
    Mountain bike with 15k miles, Road bike with 10k miles, breaking in my 29er by riding the entire AZ Trail

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    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.

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    My fav product name! Its the Anti-Chainsuck thingy!

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    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!!

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    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...
    expensive cars are a waste of money. Expensive bikes...not so much!

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    Awesome stuff in here.

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    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:
    "Chancho. When you are a man sometimes you wear stretchy pants... Its for fun..."

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    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...

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    Quote Originally Posted by OCtrailMonkey View Post
    Some footage:

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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.
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    A few more from the files
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    It don't mean a feng if it ain't got that
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    Keep them coming Repack Rider!

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    no disrespect but my first introduction to trails was on this in socal '75!
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    That Moto-Bike is seriously cool!
    Mountain bike with 15k miles, Road bike with 10k miles, breaking in my 29er by riding the entire AZ Trail

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    Makes me think of when the first Rockshox came out. Had pink Rockshox logo on black lowers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1banger View Post
    Makes me think of when the first Rockshox came out. Had pink Rockshox logo on black lowers!
    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.
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    Rigid fork, squishy tail (1991):


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