Actually, Jeff Archer, the museum’s curator, has been displaying his collection within First Flight BicyclesÂ for some time, but he recently decided to pump the volume. Jeff told me: “We have been operating the ‘museum’ out of the shop and decided to make it a little more ‘formal’. Ross Shafer helped us come up with the name . We’ve also been spending a ton of time scanning catalogs and reviews for the mombat.org website plus updating the pictures of the bikes in the museum.”
Speaking of the website, kudos to Jeff and the MOMBAT gang for providing such a great online resource. The virtual bike museum has photos of vintage bikes from the likes of Amp Research, Breezer, Fat Chance, Gary Fisher, Grove Innovations, Nishiki, Potts, Salsa, Schwinn, Trimble and Yetiâ€”to name but a few. Equally fascinating is the online parts museum, which is chock full of classic brake levers, derailleurs, pedals, shifters, stems, suspensions and much more.