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Magnus said:
Not unusual for the riders who were attentive to detail and weight. Notice that it's only for the front derailleur.
Interesting, I'd always known that Armstrong used dt shifters in the mountains in those years, but never noticed Ulrich ran the same setup.
 
Jul 26, 2009
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gustienordic said:
Sorry its so big :/
You really just wanted the opportunity to say that didn't you?? :D

Actually the lbl pic was awesome and I d'ld and will see if I can make it poster-worthy with a little ps work.

Very large images might be better off with links and then just shrink a smaller version down for the ease of seeing it in the forum without it displaying full size.

I am kind of surprised the bulletin board doesn't offer come sort of sizing function or autosizing to prevent this weird and awkward horizontal scrolling. It's 2012 for crying out loud, not 1998.
 
Jul 26, 2009
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Arnout said:
Merckx? Well, actually I never want to claw my eyes out as they are very valuable, but Merckx isn't making me feel much better compared to Armstrong.
It really isn't the riders that disgust me so much as the culture that evolved to make the sport the **** of jokes (and deservedly, which makes it even more painful). But wrong forum. Sorry. Although there is one rider that disgusts me above all others.
 
Apr 8, 2010
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ghostofjoy said:
Interesting, I'd always known that Armstrong used dt shifters in the mountains in those years, but never noticed Ulrich ran the same setup.
Here's Pantani using it


It's much easier to spot on a Shimano setup (Lance) than on a Campagnolo setup (Ullrich, Pantani), because Campagnolo run the gear cable along the handlebar (unlike Shimano pre-2008) and because the Campagnolo break lever looks almost exactly like the gear/brake lever(notice the missing shift paddle in the picture), whereas riders on Shimano would use an 'old-school' brake lever, that looks dramatically different from the Shimano gear/brake-lever.
 
Jul 10, 2010
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Libertine Seguros said:
All of a sudden generations of Colombians who've soared like eagles on the climb and then descended with the grace of André the Giant in a clown car makes total sense.
Yes! Beautiful pic, tho! Love it.
 
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I remember back in 1988, when you couldn't get any coverage of pro cycling beyond the Tour in the States. I knew Andy Hampsten had won the Giro, but hadn't seen a write-up or pics. Winning Magazine arrived and it had roughly this picture on the front, with a seemingly all-confident Hampsten about to clinch the race. What a classic photo:

 

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