Lists of resources for mountain bike history.
The Birth of Dirt (3rd ed.) by Frank J. Berto
The Fat-Tire Flyer by Charlie Kelly
Being Gary Fisher, by Gary Fisher
Stumpjumper, by Mark Reidy
The Dancing Chain by Frank J, Berto
From Repack to Rwanda The Origins, Evolution, and Global Reach of the Mountain Bike published by the SFO Museum
Klunkerz: A Film About Mountain Bikes
bulgier: 100's of catalogs plus many pics
retrobike: 100's plus mag articles
velobase: Components and bikes
restoration.bike: Catalogs and vintage restoration tips.
mtb-kataloge: 100+ mtb catalogs from the 80's & 90's
goatsurfer: mtb & mtb parts catalogs from the 80's & 90's
proteanpaper: Howie Cohen's catalog collection
velo-pages: Lots of older, obscure European catalogs
kurtkaminer: Raleigh & Schwinn catalogs plus vintage restoration resources.
birota: Archive.org snapshot of 100's of modern 1995-2010 catalogs.
issuu copy of mtb vco: 735+ modern MTB catalogs at last count. See also: mtb vco direct.1)
mtbr: Vintage, Retro, Classic
the cabe: Vintage Mountain Bikes
ratrodbikes: Klunkers & Mountain Bikes
Bike Forums: Classic & Vintage
retrobike: Retro MTB Chat
facebook group: Vintage Mountain Bike Collectors Society
facebook group: The Vintage Mountain Bike
mtb-news.de: MTBs in Germany
Charlie Kelly's Website
Marin Museum of Bicycling and Mountain Bike Hall of Fame
MOMBAT: Museum of Mountain Bike Art & Technology
Mountain Bike Museum: Dutch MTB museum “The world's largest collection of vintage mountain bike.”
The Ritchey Project: A Database of Ritchey Mountain Bikes and Historical Information2)
oldschoolracing: Detailed mt, bike collection, in German.
https://www.vintagemtbscandinavia.com/: Mt. bike collection by someone who knows web design.
The Pros Closet: High value mt bike collection.
http://www.vintagemtbworkshop.com/: Collection associated with MOMBAT.
https://generationmountainbike.com/: French collection with excellent summaries. See google translation.
Allanti archive: Who make's whose bikes, with links.
Shimano Index: A timeline of 100 Shimano components.
Shimano MTB Groupset Chart: A timeline of Shimano MTB components.
Sheldon Brown: the definitive guide to all things bicycle.
Mombat Timeline: Mombat's timeline of bikes & components.
https://web.archive.org/: There ain't no such thing as a dead link.
Vintage Trek: Dating components.
mountainbikeroots: Early mtb race results and pics.
bikeforums: Asian Serial Number Guide
vintage trek: Component serial number guide
bikepro: 1996 snapshot of the best online bike store that ever was3). Plus a comprehensive compendium of bike part information.
velocult: A 2015 archive of defunct quality bike museum.
retrobikes: Shimano groupset timeline
https://mtbdatabase.com/: “The world's largest database of mountain bikes”. Full specs on all new MTBs since 2012.
mountainbikemuseum.nl: 800+ MTBs from all decades carefully documented.