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    I’d love to see that museum, we could do with one over here with some of the early UK bikes in – Overbury Pioneer, ‘proper’ Muddy Fox etc.

    I was doing just what the Repack guys were doing, but in a much less skilled manner, about 5 years later. Amazing what you can do with a pile of old steel tourers and your mates dads welding kit! Although the 2-into-1 tandem experiment was a major fail, still have scars from that! Used to bend a lot of forks too.

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    Wonderful looking place, hope to make it over one day. Looks like a great get together to give it a grand opnening too. Thanks for sharing.

    If you’re further north, there is another excellent cycle museum on Bainbridge Island in Seattle, well worth a look if you’re in the area.
    http://www.classiccycleus.com/
    It’s attached to a fine bike store too.

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    If you’re further north, there is another excellent cycle museum on Bainbridge Island in Seattle, well worth a look if you’re in the area.
    http://www.classiccycleus.com/
    It’s attached to a fine bike store too.

    Great tip! I hadn’t heard of that one. They are a little light on my era of MTB, but they do have a rare Cunningham bike. Allow me to return the favor.

    Probably one of the best collections of historic mountain bikes is at First Flight Bicycles which is located in another terrible place for a bicycle museum, i.e. 3000 miles from where I live. Check out the Museum of Mountain Bike Art and Technology, MOMBAT.

    saxabar
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    Thanks for posting Charlie. I’m in San Francisco a fair bit so good to have a new destination. Made me smile when I saw your book on the stand down at the Ferry Building.

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    Thanks for the explanation of the ATB Charlie – sounds like I asked just the right person!

    Wish you had opened a couple of weekends earlier! I had an opportunity to hire a racing bike from Blazing Saddles in San Francisco and took a ride out to Fairfax/Stinson/Muirwoods and back to Sausalito on the Thursday before you opened. Those were some of the best roads I’ve ever ridden, wishing I could take more time to explore elsewhere in the area.

    Good luck with the museum, looked great from outside with my nose pressed up against the window 8)

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    I like the ATB term, but just because it my initials!!

    I was born to MTB….. 😕

    corroded
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    I like the term VTT (and the French pronunciation VayTayTay). I remember that when I was just getting into mountain biking in the late 80s, but young enough to be going on family holidays, my Dad was game enough to hire a couple of technicolour MBKs in the Pyrenees. I don’t think he really ‘got’ VTT but I was happy!
    The museum looks great – it’s a great part of the world to ride, not necessarily because of the trails but the people and the culture.
    Isn’t there a small museum at Drumlanrig with an original Horst link bike?

    mamadirt
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    Probably one of the best collections of historic mountain bikes is at First Flight Bicycles which is located in another terrible place for a bicycle museum, i.e. 3000 miles from where I live. Check out the Museum of Mountain Bike Art and Technology, MOMBAT.

    Oooh, now that might just be doable this summer 😛

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    For a year or so we “bluffed” the entire industry, which assumed it was a trademark

    🙂

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