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Joe Breeze posing with Breezer #1 at the bottom of Repack, October 1977, after winning the race on the bike's maiden voyage. This was the first purpose-built chrome-moly mountain bike frame built up with all-new components. Breeze built ten with the…

Joe Breeze’s Breezer #1 at the bottom of Repack, 1977. This was the first purpose-built chrome-moly mountain bike frame built up with all-new components. These bikes were clunkers no more. Breeze built ten with the conspicuous twin-lateral tubes.…

Breezer #1, fitted with Breezer #1 fork, awaits geometry check. The twin lateral tubes were to reduce lateral flexibility of the long frame. Showing bottom of wheels. Photo by Wende Cragg. 35mm transparency from black and white contact sheet.

Joe Breeze mitering tubing for first Breezers on the lathe. Front view. Vertical format. 35mm transparency from black and white contact sheet.

Nine Breezer frames lined up together just before taking them to be nickel plated. With Breeze’s own Breezer #1 that made ten frames with the conspicuous “twin laterals.” (by Joe Breeze)

Three Breezers at cabin in Mineral King, southern Sierra Nevada, Sequoia National Forest (now in Sequoia National Park), California, end of September 1978. (by Joe Breeze)

Line up of Breezers above Crested Butte, Colorado at Cumberland Basin camp, Fifth Annual Crested Butte to Aspen [(via) Pearl Pass] Klunker Tour, September 1980. Owners are (left to right): Wende Cragg, Denise Caramagno (CK’s #2), Tim Schuyler…

Joe Breeze pictured with an early model Breezer One following a Repack race at the bottom of the trail.

Wende Cragg, Otis Guy, and Joe Breeze enjoying a break, in the redwoods of Collier Springs, Mt. Tamalpais. (by Joe Breeze)

A drawn blueprint of the second design Joe Breeze made of the Breezer Mountain Bike before he created it. It is dated to May 30, 1977. It was hand drawn by Joe. You can see the twin lateral that the Breezer Series 1 Mark 1 and 2 bikes have. Also…
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