Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Dean catalog scans

Three Dean catalogs scanned in. One undated plus the 1994 and 1996 catalogs.

More catalog scans

Posted another 100 pages or so of old catalog and magazine scans. 1991 and 1992 Alpinestars catalogs.

1991 cover:

1992 cover:

Never seen one of these but is looks interesting:

The rest of the catalogs can be found @

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Goin' downhill, circa 1995

This Alpinestars bike shows how far we have come in 15 short years. This was considered a downhill back in 1995 sporting the optional "long travel" downhill version of the Rock Shox Judy with a whopping 75mm of travel. These days, 75mm would be considered a short travel cross country racing bike. The average downhill bike these days has somewhere aroudn 3 to 4 times the travel of this one. Fairly clean bike featuring the last production year of the original XTR components. I still think the original XTR is the best looking component group ever built for mountain bikes. The polished and clear anodized aluminum parts just have a nice "glow" to them that is lost with all the gray and black parts of today. I suppose at some point in time silver will make a comeback?

Full specs at

Road bikes???

Yes, we are the Museum of MOUNTAIN BIKE Art & Technology but we really do like all bikes. Here are a couple of road bikes that are in the collection. We were moving some bikes around and wiped these down to get some better pictures. If anyone is interested, we do have these available for sale as well. Details are @

First up is a 1988 Bernardi with the Shimano Sante components. Cool funny bike with dual disc wheels. More pictures and details @

Next is a nice Torpado Super Racing with a bunch of pantographed parts on it. Mored details and picures @

Last is an older Raleigh Pro that we have owned for awhile. The previous owner was told it had once belonged to John Howard but I have no way of confirming that. More pictures and details @

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

1980 Cove/Koski/Trailmaster catalog scans

This is one of the coolest catalogs that we have. It is the 1980 catalog from the Cove Bike Shop and includes just about every part that was available for mountain bikes circa 1980. Take a few minutes and check out the 39 pages, including some geometry pages, at

Here are a couple of sample pages: