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The Mountain Bike Hall of Fame > Mtn Bike Hall of Fame Gallery-Wende Cragg Pictures
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In the beginning of 1979 Tom Ritchey built three frames, one for Gary Fisher, one for himself, and an extra one to sell. The latter is shown here. It was sold to James Macway of Marin. Later in the year Ritchey built nine more. They became the catalyst for MountainBikes, the company formed by Gary Fisher and Charlie Kelly. Ritchey built about 25 more that year and by 1982 he had made about 750 frames. MountainBikes sold the completed bikes for 1400 retail. By 1980, with the new aluminum rims and skin wall tires Ritchey MountainBikes and Breezers weighed about 31 lbs. At Oh Be Joyful cabin, above Crested Butte.