This week I decided to pull out the old CycleZine time travelling recumbent device and head back to 1982. And of all the things I could think to bring back with me, Lawn Chair Larry, A more resilient Cal Ripken Jr, an NIB Commodore 64- I choose an issue of Bicycling. To be specific, one from July of 1982. Which I have decided to share with you all.
It’s comforting to know that when cold war tensions were high, the folks at Bicycling diverted our fear of red for a good ol’ Japan Vs. Italy shindig. And boy did we buy in! To this day, one can stop at any light in America to find a resentful gaze from a cyclist astride his 3 Rensho ready to go to blows should someone approach on say a De Rosa or Colnago. I am personally conflicted as I own both a 3Rensho and a Colnago. It’s a day to day struggle with me, that’s why this one hits home so hard.
At any rate, sit back, relax and see what 1982 had to say about some pretty sweet machines.
Go fullscreen to read the article:
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