Welcome to the first post of what I hope will be a regular “column” here on CycleZine- Seen on eBay.
I spend (read: waste) a good portion of my life on ebay and come across some pretty amazing cycling stuff. I’m not taking about some “rare” ruby filled colnago, painted with the blood of Ernesto himself. Nope, this stuff is much better. It’s the kitsch, the memorabilia, the ephemera.
Junk to others, gold to us.
So for this first installment, I give you Cycling Vinyl…
When it comes to cycling kitsch, no one outdoes the French. They have it all, including “fight songs” for the Tour de France.
But it doesn’t stop there. The Cannibal himself seems to be a popular subject for a swingin’ 45:
But unlike the ’69 tour, Poulidor would never let Eddy get the drop on him. When it comes to laying down beats on wax “Poupou” can drop the hammer. Rock out to Chantons Vive Poulidor:
Over the years, the French hit factory pumped out singles for Anitquel, Coppi, Hinlaut, the Yellow Jersey, and tire manufacturer Wolber. At least those are the ones I’ve discovered.