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I got such a huge response when I posted these on FB, that I thought I would put them here too. The first five were the best, but I also included a few outtakes.

In 1979 Gary Fisher and I had decided we would build bikes on the nine Tom Ritchey frames he had advanced to us. First order of business was publicity photos. We only had one working bike, so we had to use Gary's. Gary also had the best camera between us, a Hasselblad large format. He wasn't confident that I could use his camera, so I rode the bike and he took the photos.

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Gary wanted to do a little cyclocross action, so I jumped the barrier that kept people from riding around the gate. Note the "Klunkers" t-shirt.

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The object here was to show how light the bike was. Still, holding it out at arm's length takes quite a bit of strength and you can only do it for a second or so, just long enough for the photo.
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The rest are outtakes.

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