Monday, 30 July 2012

Mens Olympic Road race 2012

Some random photos i took at Saturdays Mens Olympic Road race-

 Peter Sagan

 Cadel Evans
 Mick Rogers

Matt  Goss and Stuart OGrady

The Olympics

Thursday, 26 July 2012

more Lech Piasecki - Poland

more here-
 Tirreno Adriatico 1987

Vitus - St. Etienne France

Vitus was a French bicycle manufacturer best known for its steel cycle frame tubing, and its frames built with aluminium tubes joined to aluminium lugs by bonding - a construction method the company pioneered in the late 1970s . Compared to modern aluminium bicycle frames, early Vitus aluminium frames, such as the 979, offered more comfort because of the small diameter of the tubes. As a result, the frames lacked some degree of lateral stiffness compared to their steel counterparts. now based in Ireland-

 Sean Kelly

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Benotto crono - Italy

"This Benotto was on the display stand at the 1986 Long Beach trade show and was specifically ordered and built for Campagnolo USA with the 'new and improved' 2nd attempt by Campagnolo to preview the Record delta in the US.
This bike was taken off the stand, wrapped in a blanket and has not seen light of day since. Not even the covers over the valve stems have been touched to allow the tubulars to be inflated.
Was never a Benotto guy, but this one sings arias to me!"
(quote G. Softley)

Monday, 23 July 2012

Moser Prototype

“Moser custom built prototype track frame: interesting carbon design, made for Francesco Moser for testing for 1 hour record attempt. 622/24” wheel size, 100% hand made in Italy. Size 57-58 cm equivalent (compared to traditional frames). Aerodynamic and stiff, very special bonded aluminum track fork. Frame weight: 1310gr!!!!! Fork: 348gr”

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Friday, 20 July 2012

Bertoni - Italy

Italvega is a brand of road bicycles designed, specified, imported and marketed by the California-based bicycle distributor, Lawee, Inc., founded by Ben Lawee, who also created the Univega and Bertoni bicycle brands. Italvega bikes were designed and hand-built within the noted Torresini workshop at the Torpado factory in Padua, Italy. They were built beginning in 1970 and continuing through the mid- to late-70s before manufacturing was moved to Japan under the name Univega

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Cliff Shrubb - London UK.

During his time Cliff has made several frames for some notable cycling personalities - Sean Yates won the National Pursuit 5000m championships on a Cliff Shrubb, this being one of the first low profile machines, with a hidden headset concealed within the head-tube. Tony Doyle won World Championship Pursuit on a Shrubb, and the Australian World Sprint Champion John Nicholson has ridden Cliff Shrubb frames, although Cliff isn't sure if he ever won on one. Indeed Cliff recollects that one year Sean Yates and Tony Doyle came 1st and 2nd, meaning that both 1st and 2nd place were taken by Shrubb frames!
more here-

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

English Cycles - Eugene USA

Why does an American company have a British flag on their frames? Did they think it was the English flag?! oh dear!!

Monday, 16 July 2012

Textima - East Germany

more examples of the bars attached to the forks from Textima-
more here-

Saturday, 14 July 2012

forks attached to bars

Examples of some early low pros- Rossin , Tachion , colnago

Friday, 13 July 2012

Francesco Moser

Some more random images of Francesco Moser-

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Bernd Herkelmann - Germany

Bernd Herkelmann Lo-Pro
 A super nice fillet brazed steel lo-pro form Germany. Custom made for some German sprinter back in the 80's by frame builder Bernd Herkelmann. Equipped with a mix of Campagnolo Pista and Gipiemme stuff, Mavic tubular rims. Awsome paintjob.
from this flickr-