Vintage Cycling Photographs

Jun 23, 2017
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Post your favourite vintage cycling photographs here.

To start with, here is my favourite of Fausto Coppi.
 
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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Alpe d'Huez said:
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.
 
Jul 18, 2010
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Alpe d'Huez said:
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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Alpe d'Huez said:
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...
 
Jul 4, 2009
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....this ain't vintage but it is my fave....and the end of my attempt to paint the General part of the forum all blutto ( yeah I lost my mind for a few moments there )....nobody finishes like Oscar !....and he could be vintage as he has retired eh....



Cheers
 


The Algerian Abdel-Kader Zaaf drank two bottles of wine during the 1950 Tour de France. He fell asleep under a tree. When he woke up he got on his bike again but proceeded to ride the wrong way on the course. :D
 
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