The Good Old Days

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by Smokin Joe, 17 Nov 2014.

  1. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

  2. Geoff Crowther

    Geoff Crowther "... travel far, not fast", Ted Simon

    Brilliant!
     
  3. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry Here for rides.

    Nostalgia ain't what it used to be.
     
  4. Fantastic Pics . Look at The calf/leg muscles on- no 12 ...
     
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  5. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Wouldn't the rider in the last one be penalised for accepting outside help in fixing his bike?
     
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    Smokin Joe

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    He would have in the first Tours, but that rule changed eventually. This guy could have done with a hand -

    tour 11.jpg
     
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    Smokin Joe

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    Poulidor takes a tumble -

    tour 13.jpg
     
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    Smokin Joe

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    tour 12.jpg

    That ain't water.
     
  9. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    I know one was penalised because he had the blacksmiths son operating the bellows on the forge for him. Whilst he fixed the bike.
    How times change.
     
  10. Alan Frame

    Alan Frame Gnu

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    Love those pics!

    The thing that struck me about the first picture was the loooong fork rake and the fact that, to my eye, the riders seem to have their saddles so low.

    I have to say I approve of the lass in a bikini compared with the hairy-ar$ed loons in mankinis that the sport seems to attract these days!
     
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    Smokin Joe

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    The famous battle between Anquetil and Poulidor on the Puy de Dome in 1964 -

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    Smokin Joe

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    greg-lemond-bernard-hinault.jpg And in more recent days, Lemond / Hainult -
     
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    Smokin Joe

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    Tom Simpson, minutes from death on 13th July, stage 13 of the 1967 Tour.

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