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MountainBikes, the first mountain bike specific bike shop started by Charlie Kelly and Gary Fisher in association with Tom Ritchey, assembled mountain bikes using finest components available with Tom Ritchey's frames. This catalog features various…

Breeze Industries headed by Joe Breeze write an open letter to fellow "Ballooner Aficionado"s to announce the second batch of Breezer is ready for consumers at the Cove Bike Shop in 1980. The second batch Breezers differed from the initial Breezer…

Gary Fisher lying on fire road at top junction of Repack Road and Pine Mountain Truck Road (not obvious), eyes closed, spread-eagle. Large flange rear hub with the use of derailleur can be seen.

Charlie Kelly at Cumberland Basin camp, Fifth Annual Crested Butte to Aspen [(via) Pearl Pass] Klunker Tour, seen wearing Velo Club Tamalpais wool jersey.

A Violinist above Crested Butte, Colorado at Cumberland Basin camp, a kindred soul with a will of an iron to carry an instrument for the ride. Fifth Annual Crested Butte to Aspen [(via) Pearl Pass] Klunker Tour, September 1980.

Line up of Breezers and owners (left to right): Wende Cragg, Denise Caramagno (CK's #2), Tim Schuyler (Denver), Joe Breeze, Dave Sigman, Steve Potts, Erik Koski, above Crested Butte, Colorado at Cumberland Basin camp, Fifth Annual Crested Butte to…

The logo used for the Fat Tire Flyer magazine, the first mountain biking publication, which ran between 1980 and 1987.

An early publicity photo for Mountain Bikes of Charlie Kelly, taken by Gary Fisher.

An example of an article that demonstrates trail conflict, this time between a horse and bicyclist. Newspaper article scrapped by Wende Cragg.

The very first advertisement for Mountain Bikes, featured in the February 1980 issue of BMX Plus!
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