Home > Clothing-Gear-Tools

Legend Charlie Kelly Collaborates with Morvélo and Retrobike for Ltd Edition Fat Tire Flyer T-Shirt

Support us! Bikerumor may earn a small commission from affiliate links in this article. Learn More


Nice-looking T-shirt here, produced by bike clothing brand Morvélo and Retrobike, with the blessing of Repack race and early MTB legend Charlie Kelly.

It features a classic cover from the pioneering Fat Tire Flier magazine, of a pile of early mountain bikes after one of the Marin County April Derbies.

Only 100 T-shirts will be made… click ‘more’ for details from the press release, including confirmation of just how nice a guy Charlie Kelly is.


Everyone likes Old School and none more so than Retrobike and Morvélo Bicycle Apparel. Fat Tire Flyer was the original mountainbike magazine co-founded in 1980 by one of the pioneers of Mountain Biking Charlie Kelly. It’s pages contain classic imagery of early off-road action and this cover from May/June 1984, a bike pile after one of the customary early April “Derby’s” in Marin County, sums up the care free and fun loving attitude of the time.

Retrobike and Morvélo liked it some much they got in contact with Charlie Kelly to see if they could run a limited edition t-shirt of it. Not only did he say yes, but he also re-scanned in the cover of the original for them to use. His fee? “Just make sure you send me one of the t-shirts!” he said. Still a legend.

Just 100 of the t-shirts have been hand-printed onto Morvélo’s customary high quality soft cotton tees and can be only be bought from their online store.

Notify of

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Subscribe Now

Sign up to receive BikeRumor content direct to your inbox.

Subscribe Now

Sign up to receive BikeRumor content direct to your inbox.