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 Post subject: TDF bikes
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:37 pm 
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Hi, Worth a half hour of any one's time, http://velosvintage.over-blog.com/artic ... 79381.html Terry


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 Post subject: Re: TDF bikes
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:46 pm 
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Wow no mech until 1939.


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 Post subject: Re: TDF bikes
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:43 pm 
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Thanks for posting.

Do I spot mudguard eyelets even in the late 60s? Pump pegs too; presume this means one bike was doing it all for training to racing. Clearly shows the absolute minute evolution of the road-bike - back to the 40s the form, function and gear is all easily recognizable by today's standards.


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 Post subject: Re: TDF bikes
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:50 pm 
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A lot of the bike pics look to have been lifted from this site...

http://www.mannabicycle.com/

So if you want to see more detailed pics of a particular bike and the kit fitted to it have a look on the above site.

Steve.


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 Post subject: Re: TDF bikes
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:41 pm 
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Ralph_the_Rohan wrote:
A lot of the bike pics look to have been lifted from this site...


This explains why some of the bike portraits were clearly a different size from the action shots.

Still I spent more than a half hour on this one.

The bike that stood out for me was Gino Bartali's Legnano because it was the first to really look like a modern racing bike.


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 Post subject: Re: TDF bikes
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:09 pm 
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The Bartali bike is showing a Campagnolo sport single roller that is 1952 earliest. We know Bartali was using the cambio Corsa .

Several Simplex Tour de france gears upside down.

The Jean Robic bike would have been about 6 inches too big.

Interesting set though, see how much earlier the French were using Bowden cable brakes than us.


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