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This flyer contains information about the Balloon Tire Swap Meet in San Rafael. It features a drawing of a penny farthing and a Schwinn. Parts listed on the side include parts and systems mostly exclusively used on klunkers such as Morro hubs and…

Clunkers, the name given to the old heavy bikes used to climb and ride Mount Tam, began seeing upgrades as the riders became more experienced and knowledgeable about the environments they were riding.In addition to the heavy frame used to face the…

Joe Breeze writes a letter to Alex LaRiviere of Faber's Cyclery, who sold Joe Breeze his first ballooner in 1973 or early 1974. While explaining what has happened ever since the purchase of the first clunker Schwinn B.F. Goodrich rom Alexander…

Sunshine Bicycle Works located in Fairfax, CA is one of early klunker oriented local bike shops in Marin county. This is their advertisement for a "cruiser", but it is interesting to note that it features a mountain bike that derived from the…

Thrifty drug and discount store's advertisement of a Monterey 26" wheeled beach cruiser is featured. it's a single speed with a coaster brake. This image is provided by Wende Cragg. $76.99 price tag shows relative cost of a bicycle back in…

This is a photo of JohnFinley Scott's Woodsie, a custom-built bike for off-road terrain that possessed many of the features of modern mountain bikes.

This photo is taken from William Savage's film, Klunkerz

From Wende Cragg: Hand-drawn advertisement for the Repack Downhill Ballooner Time Trial. Found in the Mountain Bikes Fall 1980 Catalog.
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