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Old 06-04-19, 04:27 PM
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The orphaned pictures thread

Let me explain.

Like many - if not most - of you I spend a lot of time searching for information on C&V stuff on-line. Sometimes I find what I'm looking for, and those results I have mostly posted previously in other threads.

But during those searches I also come across pictures that have little or no bearing on the subject at hand, but I find fascinating nonetheless and keep for future use.

Well, I've got a whole bunch by now, and appropriate threads for them have failed to show up, so I've decided to give these orphaned pictures their own thread.

If you have a similar not-so-relevant-yet-interesting pictures, please share them here.

I'd like to kick of with this picture from the early seventies of Fedor den Hertog (left) and Cees Priem (right). Fedor was fast. Won pretty much everything when an amateur. Earned the nickname "Ivan the Terrible". But Fedor didn't understand people, and people didn't understand Fedor, and his professional career was late, short and never went anywhere. Cees was maybe not as fast, but he was more street smart. Made it to the famous Raleigh team and went on to become TVM team manager in the nineties.



Fedor is riding a RIH, from the Bustraan shop in Amsterdam, Cees' bike is a Cera, built by fellow Zeelander Cees Raas, Jan Raas' uncle. Note the Universal brake levers, combined with MAFAC brakes, a combination that was quite popular BITD.
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No rear brakes?

Something caught my attention when this showed up on my screen: the brake levers on the bike on the left. It's 1938 and these guys finished first and second in a criterium race in Rotterdam. The man on the left is Gerrit van der Ruit, and he came in second with just a front brake on his bike.




I looked him up and found another pic that confirmed that this was not a coincidence:




Gerrit was a professional rider from 1933 to 1939 and rode for Dosche Sport most of his career. BTW, the man on the right is Jan Gommers, the winner of the race.
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In suit and tie

For some reason I love this picture. It was taken in 1954. All four men were Dutch professional riders and part of the 1954 Dutch TdF team. From left to right:

Gerrit Voorting was one of two brothers (Adri was the other one) who made a name for themselves in the fifties. He looks totally at ease in his well-fitted suit.

Jan Nolten was one of Holland's biggest climbing talents BITD. The long-legged man from Limburg could give Fausto Coppi a run for his money in the mountain stages. A fine suit, but a bit long in the tooth.

Nico van Est, Wim's brother, just got a nice new suit, but no-one has told him yet how to wear it. At least he's not wearing a pen.

Thijs Roks was another talent. He was the first Dutch entrant in the Giro d'Italia in 1952. He did so well that Coppi's team offered him a contract, but Thijs' dad would have none of it. Not only a pen but also a comb in his breast pocket.

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Constante Girardengo:

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This is going to be another great thread! Thanks!
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I assume the pictures don't have to be black & white, or even that old, but I've got this one. I saved it because of the little guy on the homemade (?) motorized jeep, and the Hudson in the background is the same year and model as mine.
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I assume the pictures don't have to be black & white, or even that old, but I've got this one. I saved it because of the little guy on the homemade (?) motorized jeep, and the Hudson in the background is the same year and model as mine.
Love that little soldier.
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From left to right: Charles B. Tripp and Eli Bowen:

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It's about those brake levers, I think:

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I must not be as old as some of you.


not exactly - but in the same vein.

Been holding on to this signed glossly, hoping Gilberto Simone becomes a cycling legend. (Well the line was shorter than G Lemond’s at InterOp).



Hey, he musta won the Giro or something!
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Coppi and Bartali. One of my all-time favorite racing photos. Note the different shifting systems: Coppi on the latest and greatest (for the time), Bartali still kickin' it old school.
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Another fave. Anquetil and Poulidor, Puy du Dome, 1964 TdF.

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For some reason I love this picture. It was taken in 1954. All four men were Dutch professional riders and part of the 1954 Dutch TdF team. From left to right:

Gerrit Voorting was one of two brothers (Adri was the other one) who made a name for themselves in the fifties. He looks totally at ease in his well-fitted suit.

Jan Nolten was one of Holland's biggest climbing talents BITD. The long-legged man from Limburg could give Fausto Coppi a run for his money in the mountain stages. A fine suit, but a bit long in the tooth.

Nico van Est, Wim's brother, just got a nice new suit, but no-one has told him yet how to wear it. At least he's not wearing a pen.

Thijs Roks was another talent. He was the first Dutch entrant in the Giro d'Italia in 1952. He did so well that Coppi's team offered him a contract, but Thijs' dad would have none of it. Not only a pen but also a comb in his breast pocket.


As someone with a tailored 40s suit, and some non-tailored 60s suits- the 40s suits generally don't naturally lay as well. The style was entirely different- it was supposed to be baggy and oversized- but the 50s ushered in a much cleaner look.
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I e always loved this photo. It shows that you (I) can still be hard even as I age.
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As someone with a tailored 40s suit, and some non-tailored 60s suits- the 40s suits generally don't naturally lay as well. The style was entirely different- it was supposed to be baggy and oversized- but the 50s ushered in a much cleaner look.
True. Although things in Europe were a bit different. I don't think the forties' zoot suit style ever got any traction here. Especially not here in thrifty Holland, where the durability of the material was always more important than the actual fit of the item.
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I e always loved this photo. It shows that you (I) can still be hard even as I age.
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I will lose sleep tonight thinking how Charles Tripp manages that cigarette.
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Ted Ernst in a rollers race against his dad, Chicago, 1953. I love everything about this pic.

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2017 Gazelle promotional pic for their limited edition remake of the Champion Mondial frame. The world's best in '69 and '75.

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I will lose sleep tonight thinking how Charles Tripp manages that cigarette.
I don't think that's the only thing mr Bowen had to help him with ...
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Gimondi

I found out through a biographical article that Felice Gimondi was employed at a company in Italy. I contacted him and requested a signed picture. Not glossies, more like cards, but I thought it was very nice of him to mail them to me in NY (where I was living at that time). Since I have a Bianchi with Gimondi-bend 3ttt bars, I at least had try reaching out to him!

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For some reason I love this picture. It was taken in 1954. All four men were Dutch professional riders and part of the 1954 Dutch TdF team. From left to right:

Gerrit Voorting was one of two brothers (Adri was the other one) who made a name for themselves in the fifties. He looks totally at ease in his well-fitted suit.

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Thijs Roks was another talent. He was the first Dutch entrant in the Giro d'Italia in 1952. He did so well that Coppi's team offered him a contract, but Thijs' dad would have none of it. Not only a pen but also a comb in his breast pocket.

loving that picture!

and it reminds me of this one. those italians know how to wear a suit.

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