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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:29 pm 
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A short article from "Cycling" magazine 12 Oct 1989, p22. Click thumbnail for large image.

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Glad to read that Fignon is well enough to do some commentary for French TV.


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Slightly odd choice of frame angles and a long TT and stem.

Otherwise, quite ordinary so as Lance says, it's not about the bike!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 7:38 pm 
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I'm reading his biography just now, very interesting reading. Saw him in some pics from the Tourmalet stage too.


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Always good to see pro bikes.thanks


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That was my boss David Bednall, General manager, Raleigh Special Products. :)


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seems to require a PW


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:50 pm 
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And yes, it's very "ordinary". Just about the only unusual thing about it is it doesn't have tubs.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:56 pm 
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I like this paintscheme.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 12:30 pm 
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I have always wanted to know what model Fignon's ITM handlebars were that he used in 1989.

As for the choice of tyres he mentions those in his book and says something like they (the team) were told they would be using 'covers' (clinchers) that season and that he felt they looked bulbous and fat. I wonder how many seconds he would have gained using tubulars in that race?

And that classic pic by Graham Watson is of Laurent and the irrepressible Charley Mottet of RMO (Mavic) caning it on Bastile day, I think just for the fun of it, although they did get reeled back in eventually.


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