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    Old mail order MTB catalogs

    Just reminiscing a bit from when I was a teen in the 80's and used to order stuff out of a newspaper type catalog. Can anyone remember the names of some of those places? Bonus points if someone can dig up some old covers.

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    I have a big pile of old Dirt Rags going back to the late 80s that I have been trying to get rid of it for years.

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    Ohh, can you flip through it and see what some of the retailers of that time were?

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    BikePro, CambriaBikeOutfitters (still going), SuperGo. There the ones I can remember that much that I used to drool over and make up fantasy bikes while working night shifts.
    All the gear and no idea.

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    Supergo was my favorite. I still have one of their house brand hydration packs somewhere.
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    Speedgoat was my favorite

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    I used to go over the CBO and BikePro ads and highlight my dream builds, although I was poor then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
    I have a big pile of old Dirt Rags going back to the late 80s that I have been trying to get rid of it for years.
    I remember when DR had classifieds and people were ditching Merlins and Fats at fire sale prices to jump on the full suss wagon back then.
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    Bike Nashbar, Performance, and Colorado Cyclist are the other three big names not yet mentioned.

    If I threw all the worthless junk mail bike catalogs I got in the mail over the years into a big pile, I would have my own mountain to ride down.
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    PricePoint, they might have been a part of some other company, they always shipped fast and took good care of me. I don't have any old catalogues, the pages all got turned too many times.

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    Oh yeah, Colorado Cyclist. That was my old favorite.

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    I remember Supergo blowing out IRD seatposts for $19.99 and Z1's for $60. If only...
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    I bought my first brand new bike at Supergo for a 4th of July tax free sale in 2002.
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    I used to order parts (to New Zealand!) from SuperGo and Irvine Bike Source back in the 90s by looking at those big catalogue-like ads in MBA magazine and sending faxes from the fax machine at the highschool I attended and dad taught at. Dang kids these days don't know how good they got it with Chain Reactions website and paypal...

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    Quote Originally Posted by David R View Post
    Dang kids these days don't know how good they got it with Chain Reactions website and paypal...
    Yep. Back in the 90's I worked in my family's business and I used to set up my orders at night and leave them for my secretary to fax out the next morning.
    Now, I buy 80% of my parts online. Fun and easy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klurejr View Post
    I bought my first brand new bike at Supergo for a 4th of July tax free sale in 2002.
    Also bought my first mountain bike at Supergo, an Access Pro with Deore DX. The receipt is sitting in a cup on a nick nack shelf in the other room. 6/18/90 $584. They shipped it to Sicily when I stationed there in the Navy.

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