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Fat Tire Flyer Repack and the Birth of Mountain Biking

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ISBN-10: 1937715167

ISBN-13: 9781937715168

Edition: 2014

Authors: Charlie Kelly, Joe Breeze

List price: $38.99
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It all started with a small crew of bicycle-obsessed hippies bombing the downhill trails of Mount Tamalpais, in Marin County, California. As the friendly competition intensified on the steep dirt trail they called Repack, history's first mountain bikers began craving an upgrade from the old Schwinn cruisers they had rescued from the junkyard. With the singleminded focus found only among the truly obsessed, this rag-tag group sparked a rapid evolution that transformed the castoff Repack bomber into the modern mountain bike, a refined and elegant machine that quickly became the top-selling bicycle in the world.Charlie Kelly -- co-founder of the MountainBike company with Gary Fisher, organizer…    
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Book details

List price: $38.99
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: VeloPress
Publication date: 10/1/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 264
Size: 11.50" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.114
Language: English

Charlie Kelly is one of the founding fathers of mountain biking. He's written for VeloNews and Bicycling, and is currently the U.S. mountain bike correspondent for Rouleur and Privateer magazines. He and Gary Fisher founded MountainBikes, selling Tom Ritchey's first mountain bike frames as complete bikes. Charlie was also the founder and reigning official of the Repack mountain bike races in Marin, California. He was founder, editor and publisher of Fat Tire Flyer, the first mountain bike magazine. He is the supreme archivist of the origin of the sport of mountain biking.