Posts Tagged ‘70s’

Alan Shorter R.I.P.

November 19, 2010

I have just learned that Alan Shorter, founder of Shorter-Rochford passed away on the evening of the 9th November at the tender age of 92.

I do not very much about this man, I am not going to front. What I do know however is that he was a very forward thinking man in respect to the production of his frames and the aero advantages that could be gained there, with configurations, joining methods and of course, the lightening process by way of Drillium. He was also instrumental in coaching ‘The King’ Alf Engers to the TT record of 25 miles in under 50 minutes back in 1978.

His name and legacy will live on. Alan Shorter. Legend.

Ohio.

November 16, 2010

I am so grateful of the people who take the time out to upload their photograph collections to the web. Was it not for these people we would not have the great variety of goodness that we do today, and these from xsallyx are no exception.

All taken during the 1970’s in Ohio during what looks like a long and fruitful amateur racing career.

See more here.

Nagocrono.

November 1, 2010

Now, folks that know me will know that I am no stranger to building vintage bikes, in fact I can’t think of anything I enjoy more, however when my pal Len said he had a project for me to undertake I had no idea what was in store.

Knowing my love for and knowledge of the vintage bicycle he has asked me to build this, his recently acquired ebay purchase of a Colnago Master Crono.

He wanted me to build him a ‘fixie’ out of it. I, of course, said no, no way. The only way I would get involved was if he would agree to me building it up the way it was intended… A super fast geared time trial machine. So, after much banter and a phone call to the bank manager he said “OK”.

I have no idea how much it will cost ( not that it’s my hard earned that I’ll be spending ) or how long it will take, I am just happy he asked me because now I can’t wait to get started, but wait… Dude, where are the god damned forks?

Anyway, hold tight the disc wheel and full super record. Happy days.

Campy Scan.

June 11, 2010

Oddities.

May 14, 2010

A weird example of a Japanese bicycle of the 1970’s. At that time, many Japanese bikes were imported into the U.S. Most Japanese companies had a line of bikes for the U.S. market and a line for the Japanese market. Sekine tried to sell one of their “Japan” models here, but it just didn’t sell. It has tons of accessories including brake lights, sequential blinkers, a radio, racks and a rear mounted kickstand. The Japanese were very interested in the U.S. “muscle cars,” and this bike has a bit of that flavor.

Via. And they have some serious racing bikes too.
Peep this from their collection.
And this De Rosa is too much!

Perfection Pt.2

October 1, 2009

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I have posted a photograph of this bicycle before but upon finding a few more detailed pics I could not resist the posting of it again.

This 1979 Colnago Pista is perfection in Steel. End of.

Via The Racing Bicycle.

70s Amsterdam.

August 26, 2009

I have infinite Love for the city of Amsterdam. It is a hope of mine to live there one day… I guess I just need to make it happen!

Anyway here we have more photographs off the trusty Flickr from the user known as Amsterdamize… Props to them for the scans.

The 70s… aaaaah looking like nothing but pure goodtimes!

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