Posts Tagged ‘photographs’

The Eddy files.

July 17, 2011

I have never seen such a massive collection of Eddy Merckx photographs and scans in one place, the grip is something else… There’s even a bunch of family photos up in there!

Unfortunately the owner has disabled the ability to download the files so I can’t show them here (screenshots come in handy mind you) but do yourself a favour and click through for 600% of Merckx goodness.

View this grip right here.

Vigorelli in black and white.

March 16, 2011

Wow. These photographs are something else. Photograph number 4 here is simply perfect.

dd/mm/yyy via Tracko.

World Track Champs. Lyon 1989.

January 31, 2011

Found at NZ Tony’s ridiculous flickr spot.

Fignon Flickr Grips.

January 17, 2011

Dang! Fignon’s Raleigh/Super-U TT bike is an absolute stunner.

Seen at Numerius’ photostream./

Trench Foot.

September 27, 2010

It took a few more strides before the realisation hit my frozen brain that I was now running without a left shoe. Attempting to retrieve it involved submerging in filthy, icy water, my neck craning to avoid drowning while hands aimlessly groped in the gloop. The prospect of Wiltshire County’s coronor having to hold an inquest into some damn fool kid dying because he so badly wanted a dog-eared leather shoe back was a distinct possibility at this point. I retired from cyclo-cross racing there and then.

Nice bit of writing to be found over at the Rapha blog about the pain and perils of cyclo-cross. Only Hard men need apply. Guess that’s me then.

Hills and Trenches. Go peep.
Scans from Blackbird.

The Giro.

September 27, 2010

A serious amount of scanning must have been done by Vuelta Italia for their Flickr spot and I must thank him/her a thousand times, as these photographs of various stages of the Giro throughout the years are like Gold.

Vuelta Italia flickr spot via GDB.

TdF Snaps.

June 15, 2010


Bicycle Portraits. South Africa.

June 8, 2010

The Bicycle Portraits project was initiated by Stan Engelbrecht (Cape Town, South Africa) and Nic Grobler (Johannesburg, South Africa) early in 2010. Whenever they can, together or separately, they’re on the lookout for fellow commuters, and people who use bicycles as part of their everyday work, to meet and photograph. They’re finding out who rides bicycles, why they ride bicycles, if and why they love their bicycles, and of course why so few South Africans choose bicycles as a transport option. There is no specific range of questions asked, they’d rather just establish a conversation around the rider’s life and where his or her bicycle fits into it. Please bear in mind that these recordings were transcribed verbatim and that english is not the first language of many of the characters they met. Being avid cyclists themselves, this project is as much an investigation into South African bicycle culture as it is an excuse for them to ride their bikes and take photographs. Follow the project on Twitter

The fellow in the photo at the top had this to say: “The bike, it’s been one year. I use it… not every day. It’s like gym, like exercise. Also some transport. This bike, you know Cash Converters? I buy it at that shop for R950.” Honest and to the point, a man I’d like to meet!

Great project. See more here.

Colnago Hotness.

May 13, 2010

The best colour for a Colnago, or is that second best?
Perfection.Spot the whole bike here at speedbicycles.

Bikers Must Obey.

May 4, 2010

Some fantastic shots found, yet again,over at The Blue and Red.

Paul Curran.

April 6, 2010

Photographs from persistent medalist, Paul Curran’s race chronology site.

Salford Park R.I.P.

February 15, 2010

Because I am entering this I thought it about time I joined some sort of real bona fide cycling club so I can get my regular ride on, plus some good experience of riding in a large pack. Anyway, looking around on the club website that has been recommended to me by several, Beacon Roads CC I came across these great photographs of them racing at Salford Park in the 1980s.

I can remember myself trying to cane it around these very banks on my illuminous green Raleigh Lizard. It is ashame because Salford park is now a 5’a’side football complex. That said I suppose it was outdoors, and concrete, and crumbling to pieces. Heck I am sure I even got a puncture on there!

Nice photographs though.


Even Mo Briggs.

September 2, 2009




Keirin in Black and White.

June 10, 2009

I am not sure of you had noticed but of late I seem to have gained a certain penchant for vintage cycling photographs. You gotta love old photos right?

So to keep everyone happy and also to keep the vintage theme going here are a selection of amazing pictures of some Keirin happenings.








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