The SFO Museum has really come up with an entertaining and informative exhibit that will appeal to the historian and people just on their way out of the country. Definitely try to check it out if you are visiting the Bay Area.
We were able to be at the opening and hang out and eat coconut shrimp with some of the luminaries of early mountain bike development. Photos below. More on our Facebook page.
|Schwinn Admiral DX: A proto-typical cruiser before |
being stripped and "klunkerfied" for Repack glory
|Mountain biking started as a way to have fun. But in 2005, Tom Ritchey |
was inspired to repurpose the mountain bike into something that would
hopefully help people in Rwanda. In back of the bike is one of the wooden
work bikes that the Rwandans would put together if they didn't have money
to buy a bike. www.projectrwanda.org
|On display through February.|
|John Castellano's sketches for the Sweet Spot suspension design. |
FYI: Castellano's current iteration of the Sweet Spot is a great platform
for a single speed MTB. Check out the Zorro.
|TrailMaster #2 by Eric Koski improved on the Pro Cruiser design that |
brother Don Koski built for Mert Lawwill. Among the improvements was
changing the 66.5° head angle to 70° which is still common today.
|The Kestrel Nitro was hardest piece to secure for the exhibit.|
|In the Aviation Museum where the reception was held. Among those|
attending were Joe Breeze, Gary Fisher, Tom Ritchey, Charlie Kelly,
Wende Cragg, Charlie Cunningham, the Koski Bros., Otis Guy,
Steve Potts, John Castellano, and Jackie Phelan.
|Photo opp at the display itself.|