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Photos

The Mountain Bike Hall of Fame > Mtn Bike Hall of Fame Gallery-Wende Cragg Pictures
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Head badge on Wende Cragg’s chestnut on brown Schwinn Excelsior-type bike.
Head badges and other old bike paraphernalia belonging to Joe Breeze.
Breezer head badge made by Dave Sigman for his Breezer, 14 of the second batch. Dave helped Joe Breeze with this Breezer frame in partial trade for the frame. The profile is of Mt. Tamalpais.
Wende Cragg’s chestnut on brown Schwinn “Excelsior-type” bike. This bike represents the state of the art at the time. Paint job is by Alan Bonds. Show partial bike view from front, non-drive side
“Hood” ornament on Marc Vendetti’s Schwinn Panther. Larkspur Parade, July 4, 1978.
Frame paint archeology. Joe Breeze’s 1937 Schwinn Excelsior X had been painted four or five times before he found it in a Sacramento Valley junkyard in 1974. He carefully scraped through to the original ivory on blue spears. Note that this bike has Breezer 1’s front fork on it for the Repack test.
 Joe Breeze’s 1937 Schwinn Excelsior with fork for Breezer #1, top of Repack, Fairfax, CA. Complete side view. September/October 1977. Photo by Wende Cragg.
Joe Breeze’s 1937 Schwinn Excelsior after hitting a wayward Aspen tree while piloted by Chris McManus. Oh-Be-Joyful Canyon, Crested Butte, Colorado, September 1979. Photo by Wende Cragg.
Joe Breeze’s Breezer 1 at the bottom of Repack, 1977. This was the first purpose built chrome moly mountain bike frame built up with all new components. These bikes were clunkers no more.
Nine Breezer frames lined up together just before taking them to be nickel plated.
Charlie Kelly exiting Repack’s Camera Corner about 1977.
Three Breezers at cabin in Mineral King, southern Sierra Nevada, Sequoia National Forest, now in Sequoia National Park, California, end of September 1978.
Larry Cragg’s Breezer at Tamarancho Boy Scout Camp, Fairfax, CA, March 1979. Grassy hills, looking towards San Geronimo. Good side view. Best shot of completely original Breezer.
Breezer  number 1 standing in field, Crested Butte, CO, September 1979. Built by Joe Breeze in Mill Valley, CA, September 1977. Owned by Joe Breeze. Light blue frame. Static side view. At least 5 different bikes were shot at this site with the same background: Breezer, Richman, Pro Cruiser, Cook Bros., and a Ritchey.
Jeffrey Richman bike standing in field, Crested Butte, CO, September 1979. Built in Santa Rosa, CA, late to 1978 or sometime 1979 September or before. Owned by Michael Castelli of Point Reyes, CA. Light blue frame. Static side view.
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