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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:59 pm 
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Quite an old article, but still an interesting read about Andy Hampsten's bike that he used on the Gavia. Is it me or were pro-cyclists 'arder then ?: http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/article/historic-pro-bike-andy-hampstens-1988-7-eleven-huffy-giro-ditalia-26181/


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:03 pm 
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Nice article. Well worth a read.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:28 pm 
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After a while you start to wonder what small percentage of the peloton have ever actually been riding team-issue frames which were exactly what their transfers suggested they were. Just a few of the domestiques, probably.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:24 am 
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That whole story previously appeared in Jan Heine's 2008 book, The Competition Bicycle, including more great photos of Hampsten's bike. Four years later, Armstrong signed with the team, and the rest is (EPO) history.


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A really great read...and a great leveller as to whats important in a bikes qualities!

Hampsten was such a class, yet understated rider, and remains a true pro to this day..one of my fave riders of the eighties/early nineties!


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:03 pm 
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Good read, thanks for posting.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:24 pm 
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Good read and a good rider.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:11 pm 
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pro's were MUCH harder back then!! 1000 kms FARTHER on the tours de france than this year's wee wiggy jaunt - no WONDER i prefer to live IN THE PAST!!

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WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO THE REAL HEROES??!

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:56 am 
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Is that our Phil Anderson playing referee?


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:29 pm 
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Thats Phil alright but I dont think he's the ref :lol: Check out his expression, he looks well pissed off. Maybe he's about to 'express' his displeasure like captain Hinault.
No political correctness, sponsor poo sucking bullshit there!
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