Would be interested to discover whether the drops craze crossed the pond back in the day - anyone got a legitimate photo of a period bike with drops in the UK (not JT racing here)??
Graham John Wallace's Evans - pictured in 1984:
There was no American connection regarding the drops on this bike. I simply was used to riding a ten speed racing bike and so got Kingston Cycles to swap the straight bars for these extra wide and deep Cinelli 66s before I piked up the bike in the Spring of 1984.
Sweet! Love the double Ever Ready's... must add another 2lbs to the bike!
Make that 4lbs because there are two rear Ever Ready's mounted on the top of the rear rack.
I sold the bike around 1990 , but I've still got the Ever Ready's. How
sad is that
BitD...I used to worry Geoff Apps by threatening to put drops on my Cleland
There was also a Highpath racing bike with drops built about 1986.