I got a little surprise in the mail today which totally made my friday. Several “special tour” issues of Miroir de Cyclisme and L’Equipe from 1969-1980. Some great stuff inside for sure. It will definitly be fodder for a few posts to come. Here’s a bit of a teaser.
Miroir’s 1975 (great year, BTW) favorites for the TDF. Some top names.
1980 French Olympic Track team that appears to be wearing kits out of the same material they made Benotto tape from.
Article on Track Cycling from the 70′s.
By far one of my favorite pics. Super inspiring. Bernard Hinalut
in his Team Rinault kit during the 1978 tour, gives a hand to what the miroir calls a “tiny” Lucien Van Impe
. Lucien took home the Maillot Jaune
. Hinlaut had a slightly better record snatching the yellow jersey
five (thanks crossett) times in his career as well as countless other wins.
“Fifi” for Specialites T.A.
Our friend Chuey had been putting out fine cult like cycling hats and apparel for the past 3 years and counting. We love his products because they are made by hand, come in tons of different variations, and stand up to the tough riding we like to do. His stuff shows up at various shops across the world, now.
We are very proud to announce that he recently released his very own website, and it looks great!site HERE!!!
You wait until you meet Chuey and you will understand. The man gives out good energy, positive vibes, and wonderful smiles.