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Vintage Cycling Photographs

25 Jun 2017 06:20

Post your favourite vintage cycling photographs here.

To start with, here is my favourite of Fausto Coppi.
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25 Jun 2017 06:35

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25 Jun 2017 08:43

Nice one of Didi. Here's one of Rudi.
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25 Jun 2017 19:14

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Legend.
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25 Jun 2017 19:16

Angel of the Mountains.

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25 Jun 2017 19:27

Philippe Thys on his way to winning on the Aubisque.
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25 Jun 2017 19:27

Eugene Christophe in the 1920 Tour ultimately had to drop out.

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25 Jun 2017 19:29

Looking at these again, I don't want to ever again hear a rider say "this climb/stage is too hard for the riders." I mean, seriously? These old guys rode over passes of dirt and gravel, often in deplorable conditions, and roads on the flat lands not much better, with many of them cobbled.
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25 Jun 2017 20:09

Alpe d'Huez wrote:Looking at these again, I don't want to ever again hear a rider say "this climb/stage is too hard for the riders." I mean, seriously? These old guys rode over passes of dirt and gravel, often in deplorable conditions, and roads on the flat lands not much better, with many of them cobbled.

Yeah and they said the same thing then.
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25 Jun 2017 21:46

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26 Jun 2017 04:32

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31 Jul 2017 16:11

Oscar Egg.

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31 Jul 2017 17:07

I'm surprised we don't already have a thread like this one?

Instant classic!
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31 Jul 2017 18:19

Alpe d'Huez wrote:Looking at these again, I don't want to ever again hear a rider say "this climb/stage is too hard for the riders." I mean, seriously? These old guys rode over passes of dirt and gravel, often in deplorable conditions, and roads on the flat lands not much better, with many of them cobbled.

The first stage of the first TdF went from Paris to Lyon, a distance of 467 km (and the cycling short had yet to be invented). HdG forbade derailleurs until 1937 and the only carbon most of those guys ever touched was when they licked the point of a pencil.
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01 Aug 2017 03:44

Alpe d'Huez wrote:Looking at these again, I don't want to ever again hear a rider say "this climb/stage is too hard for the riders." I mean, seriously? These old guys rode over passes of dirt and gravel, often in deplorable conditions, and roads on the flat lands not much better, with many of them cobbled.

You forgot descending down those same 'roads' on the old-style brakes and tyres...
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06 Aug 2017 17:56

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Tour de France 1911. 5^Tappa, 10 luglio. Chamonix > Grenoble.

Col du Galibier. Émile Georget (1881-1960) First to pass the summit.
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06 Aug 2017 18:21

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Tour de France 1919 - 6th stage (Bayonne - Luchon)
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