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Old February 23rd, 2017, 6:08 PM   #1
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Default History of mountain biking

What is the best book available on history of mountain biking and also covering various mountain bike start up companies? I know about the monbat Museum and the one in Marin County California which I hope to visit both one day. In the meantime I would love to have some a book or books on histories.
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Old February 24th, 2017, 10:25 AM   #2
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i can't help you there but a great read on the history of 29r's by Don Cook
http://dirtragmag.com/printragbig-wh...in-bike-story/
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Old February 24th, 2017, 10:36 AM   #3
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Charlie Kelly (Repack Rider) has a ton of information on his site and has written a book or two on the subject.

Check out:

http://sonic.net/~ckelly/Seekay/mtbwelcome.htm

https://www.amazon.com/Fat-Tire-Flye...=charlie+kelly

Also check out:

http://www.oldmountainbikes.com/links.php
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Old February 24th, 2017, 11:45 AM   #4
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Paul Brodie has just put out a new book that covers the vintage mountain bike scene in BC Canada really nicely:

https://www.amazon.com/Paul-Brodie-M.../dp/0995065802
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Old February 25th, 2017, 5:36 PM   #5
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What is the best book available on history of mountain biking and also covering various mountain bike start up companies? I know about the monbat Museum and the one in Marin County California which I hope to visit both one day. In the meantime I would love to have some a book or books on histories.
I wrote the definitive work on the subject, Fat Tire Flyer: Repack and the Birth of Mountain Biking.. Here are a few of my reviews.

Pez Bookshelf: FAT-TIRE FLYER - PezCycling News

The Retrogrouch: Recommended Read: Fat Tire Flyer

Fat Tire Flyer: Repack and the Birth of Mountain Biking - Boing Boing

Fat-Tire Flyer book review - Factory Jackson Factory Jackson

Fat Tire Flyer | RKP

Travels with a Tin Donkey: Book Review: Fat Tire Flyer

Yo Eddy !!: Fat Tire Flyer: Repack and the Birth of Mountain Biking - Charlie Kelly


I volunteer as a docent at the Marin Museum of Bicycling, where the curator is Joe Breeze. Joe wrote the foreword for my book .
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Old February 25th, 2017, 6:04 PM   #6
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Very cool.........
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