Morvelo Bicycle Apparel teams up with Retrobike to produce old school t-shirts for limited time only.
Charlie Kelly, one of the pioneers of Mountain Biking, co-founded the Fat Tire Flyer in 1980 and it was the original mountain bike magazine of bike fans and riders of that time. Fat Tire Flyer depicted an action-packed classic imagery of the earliest off-road races and feats. The April “Derby’s” in Marin County was on the cover of the May/June 1984 issue of the magazine, which illustrated a bike pile up totally describing the typical fun loving attitude of the times.
The illustration gave an inspiring impression to Retrobike and Morvelo that led them to getting in touch with Charlie Kelly with the intention of acquiring a copy of the that particular issue. In addition, Retrobike and Morvelo wished to obtain Kelly’s permission to run a limited edition T-shirt of the cover illustration. They got more than what they bargained for when Kelly agreed and decided to re-scan the cover of the original for their use. When asked regarding his fee, the legendary Charlie Kelly replied, “Just make sure you send me one of the t-shirts!”
Morvelo Bicycle Apparel, known for its customary high quality and soft cotton tees, hand printed just a hundred of these t-shirts. They will be available and sold at the Mountain Mayhem right from the shelf of Morvelo stand, or you could purchase the limited edition t-shirts online.