Author Topic: Old Photos  (Read 17425 times)

welshwheels

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Re: Old Photos
« Reply #50 on: August 30, 2012, 08:45:17 pm »
     


1984 PARIS / ROUBAIX  am I right in thinking that the first rider has bar end shifters ?
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LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Old Photos
« Reply #51 on: August 30, 2012, 08:48:34 pm »
Yup, both of them. Common with sprinters because they could change gears with their hands on the bars in a tight bunch. Useful in cobbled classics too. There was life before STI-power brake levers.
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Re: Old Photos
« Reply #52 on: August 30, 2012, 10:44:21 pm »
Do I remember correctly that the disadvantage was that your rival could reach over and change your gears for you?

LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Old Photos
« Reply #53 on: August 31, 2012, 06:03:48 am »
Yes, it was harder to upshift an opponent with downtube levers.

Not sure how much of a problem that was in real life. I remember an early adopter of STI levers complaining that a particularly crowded sprint resulting in been downshifted while trying to get past somebody's bars. I suspect that was an excuse for not winning as that doesn't seem to be much of a problem nowadays.
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Re: Old Photos
« Reply #54 on: August 31, 2012, 08:49:41 am »
Do I remember correctly that the disadvantage was that your rival could reach over and change your gears for you?
Yes, it was harder to upshift an opponent with downtube levers.
Bar end or downtube, changing gear unexpectedly for your clubmate was all part of the fun and games on clubruns in the 60s/70s.  I do recall a ride where one chap who had broken his collar bone so could not move his arm a great deal; he would drop back through the bunch to ask some trusted friend to change gear for him.

Re: Old Photos
« Reply #55 on: August 31, 2012, 12:54:45 pm »
The classic:


... and our attempt to recreate it ...
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clarion

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Re: Old Photos
« Reply #56 on: September 02, 2012, 06:30:32 pm »
Good work :thumbsup:
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Re: Old Photos
« Reply #57 on: September 02, 2012, 08:07:32 pm »

David Martin

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Re: Old Photos
« Reply #58 on: September 02, 2012, 11:09:59 pm »

PT_070 by davidmamartin, on Flickr

This one features a member of this parish. Whose name I happened to espy on a number of club trophies this last week. (50, 100 and BAR)
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Re: Old Photos
« Reply #59 on: September 02, 2012, 11:47:56 pm »
David, the Zodiac makes it about late 60s.  Does it feature George?

edit: or Windy?  I'm not sure how old windy is!

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Re: Old Photos
« Reply #60 on: September 13, 2012, 09:24:03 pm »
The HC Viva estate plants it firmly in the 70s . . .
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Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

Re: Old Photos
« Reply #61 on: September 13, 2012, 10:11:14 pm »
Could be; I wasn't sure if it might be an Avenger and didn't check.  But I toured Germany in a friend's Zodiac in the late 60s, so went for that.  It's probably still running!)

clarion

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Re: Old Photos
« Reply #62 on: September 13, 2012, 10:28:43 pm »
There's a Viva estate parked opposite TGL's college, so that photo might be from 2012! ;)
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Re: Old Photos
« Reply #63 on: September 18, 2012, 11:00:27 pm »
I came across this pic I'd saved. A quick google, and I couldnt find it. Excuse the crappy quality.


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Re: Old Photos
« Reply #64 on: September 18, 2012, 11:08:40 pm »
What's really odd about that is not that he was fixing his own punctures in what I presume was 1984(?) but that the race seems to be taking place at night.  :o
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Re: Old Photos
« Reply #65 on: September 19, 2012, 09:12:35 am »
1990. The story went that someone in the crowd eventually gave him their own wheel. It might have been that stage where they pulled all his team mates out of the peleton to wait for him.

Re: Old Photos
« Reply #66 on: September 19, 2012, 09:35:43 am »
Sg, I had a look through the other pictures in your set.  It's a good collection; I particularly liked the black and white snow scenes and the Robert Frost!

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Re: Old Photos
« Reply #67 on: September 19, 2012, 09:42:46 am »
What's really odd about that is not that he was fixing his own punctures in what I presume was 1984(?) but that the race seems to be taking place at night.  :o

No, what's odd is where does he think he's going to get another tub from?

David Martin

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Re: Old Photos
« Reply #68 on: September 19, 2012, 10:05:06 am »
David, the Zodiac makes it about late 60s.  Does it feature George?

edit: or Windy?  I'm not sure how old windy is!

70's. Neither George nor Windy, but George's sometime tandem partner Phil. I believe this is the Tour of the Grampians and the reason the road is so poor is because it was one long set of roadworks during resurfacing.
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Re: Old Photos
« Reply #69 on: September 19, 2012, 10:07:29 am »
Thanks, David.  It's incredibly atmospheric.

Re: Old Photos
« Reply #70 on: September 19, 2012, 10:12:34 am »
What's really odd about that is not that he was fixing his own punctures in what I presume was 1984(?) but that the race seems to be taking place at night.  :o

No, what's odd is where does he think he's going to get another tub from?
It's on the ground behind the wheel.

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Re: Old Photos
« Reply #71 on: January 08, 2014, 10:33:40 am »
Today's National Library of Ireland flickr photo is rather splendid.


On a bicycle made for three by National Library of Ireland on The Commons, on Flickr
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Re: Old Photos
« Reply #72 on: January 08, 2014, 06:04:41 pm »
David, the Zodiac makes it about late 60s.  Does it feature George?

edit: or Windy?  I'm not sure how old windy is!

70's. Neither George nor Windy, but George's sometime tandem partner Phil. I believe this is the Tour of the Grampians and the reason the road is so poor is because it was one long set of roadworks during resurfacing.

This was the the third stage of the 1971 Tour of Grampians Milk Race - (sponsors were Aberdeen Milk Marketing Board) it went from Ballater to Huntly over the Lecht and the Cabrach. There was something like 30 riders had flats and there weren't enough spare wheels to go round.

clarion

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Re: Old Photos
« Reply #73 on: June 08, 2014, 08:48:16 pm »
One from the Museum of London:

P6064930 by TJ Clarion, on Flickr

Although it's a bit hard to see, as I was shooting in low light, the only thing moving fast enough to have motion blur in the photo is, of course,the bike
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Re: Old Photos
« Reply #74 on: June 09, 2014, 09:19:09 pm »
Today's National Library of Ireland flickr photo is rather splendid.


On a bicycle made for three by National Library of Ireland on The Commons, on Flickr

The quality of that photo is something else.
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