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Old 10-20-05, 10:13 PM
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Originally Posted by ed073
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my hero!!

I used to take this mag around to shops and say: "I want those stickers, that shirt, those sunnies, those levers"......but I knew I could never afford the bike
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Old 10-20-05, 10:16 PM
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Originally Posted by 531Aussie




my hero!!

I used to take this mag around to shops and say: "I want those stickers, that shirt, those sunnies, those levers"......but I knew I could never afford the bike


Ando putting the hurt on Tony Rominger.

I got Le Skippy to sign my copy of that mag. It's at home somewhere.....
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Old 10-20-05, 10:23 PM
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Yeah, I forgot that he could do that to someone like Rominger, but then again, he ain't exactly smiling.

After he won the Tour of Britain (correct??), Terry Hammond said that Anderson was awesome over shorter climbs (dunno what he exactly meant by "short"), but obviously not as good in the big tours
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Originally Posted by 531Aussie
Yeah, I forgot that he could do that to someone like Rominger, but then again, he ain't exactly smiling.

After he won the Tour of Britain (correct??), Terry Hammond said that Anderson was awesome over shorter climbs (dunno what he exactly meant by "short"), but obviously not as good in the big tours

Yep. In 1991 Phil was white hot at the start of the season......winning everything.

In 1994 (his final season) when the suspicious Gewiss-Ballan team were winning everything, he gave a great interview...

"I'm not saying the Italians are doping, but when a pasty-white fat guy goes past me at 40kmh uphill, something ain't right."
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Old 10-20-05, 10:28 PM
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Originally Posted by ed073
"I'm not saying the Italians are doping, but when a pasty-white fat guy goes past me at 40kmh uphill, something ain't right."
is he talking about Uncle Tony? Oh, hang on, he ain't Italian Gimme a clue


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Old 10-20-05, 10:36 PM
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Nah....Berzin, Furlan, Argentin et al.
The 1994 trifecta at la Fleche Wallone and then 1 and 3 (Armstrong 2nd) at L-B-L a week later is very dodgy....
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Old 10-21-05, 08:53 AM
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Originally Posted by ed073
Nah....Berzin, Furlan, Argentin et al.
The 1994 trifecta at la Fleche Wallone and then 1 and 3 (Armstrong 2nd) at L-B-L a week later is very dodgy....
The mid 90's were dominated by EPO. Sucks for those that just stuck with a pre-season of corticosteroids and as summer of amphetimines. What were those old school to do? Join an Italian team? Hire Ferrari? The field is more level now, but...
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Hi, I'm late to the thread but will add a name:

Greg "Dough Boy" Demgen, in US Championships in the 70s he went on a flyer at like the 4k mark and never looked back (Think Dave Z at the Tour of Spain). He's now the Marketing guy for DeFeet. My wife worked for him for a few years at Bolle.
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Originally Posted by Laggard
I think his lovely personality didn't help things.
Your reply about Alex , In all fairness to him , he really changed into a different man once he had kids. For the better, if you meet him today you wouldn't know it's the same guy.
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Originally Posted by SteveE
Davis Phinney was with the 7-11 team and rode a Serotta-built frame when he became the first American to win a stage of the Tour de France in 1986.
Greg Lemond won stage 21 (Limoge) at the 1985 TDF. Phinney was the first american to win a non TT stage of the TDF.
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I love to re-read this thread. As a teenager I couldn't have cared less who won the World Series or NBA Championships. However I loved the old Winning magazines with the yellow border, and I remember when Velo News was actually printed on newspaper and folded in quarters. I learned about the Classics by following the 7-Eleven team's adventures. As nauseating as it was, I watched every second of the CBS coverage of the Tour (weekends only - this was long before OLN's daily Tour coverage)... along with the John Tesh sound track. Ah yes, when I was young and fast, and dreamed of being the next Greg LeMond, or at least the next rider to be signed by Jim Ochowicz...
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Originally Posted by YMCA
The mid 90's were dominated by EPO. Sucks for those that just stuck with a pre-season of corticosteroids and as summer of amphetimines....

lol....
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Originally Posted by HigherGround
I love to re-read this thread. As a teenager I couldn't have cared less who won the World Series or NBA Championships. However I loved the old Winning magazines with the yellow border, and I remember when Velo News was actually printed on newspaper and folded in quarters. I learned about the Classics by following the 7-Eleven team's adventures. As nauseating as it was, I watched every second of the CBS coverage of the Tour (weekends only - this was long before OLN's daily Tour coverage)... along with the John Tesh sound track. Ah yes, when I was young and fast, and dreamed of being the next Greg LeMond, or at least the next rider to be signed by Jim Ochowicz...


I have the 7 Eleven team signatures on my old Velo News from 1986. The Citi Tour Leonard Harvey Nitz, Chris Carmicheal (this was when he came back from knee surgery and I rode with him to the hotel) Raul Alcala ( his first major international race with the team). I have Lemond and Phil Anderson also on another issue at the same race. Phil won that one. it was from Goshen NY, to Mahattan NY.

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How did everyone forget Bobke.. Bob Roll rode for both 7-11 and Motorola...
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How did everyone forget Bobke.. Bob Roll rode for both 7-11 and Motorola...

who's forgotten him??
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Pictures of one of my Motorola bikes

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^^^^

MAXIMUM cool points!!!!
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AWESOME!!

I'd still be tempted to put a carbon fork on it
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.....I'm surprised any bike that's been ridden by YATES, S. is still in one piece.


ps-Love the sun glinting off that chromed stay. Bewdiful.
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I used to dream about chrome stays and forks, and it wasn't until about 1992 that I could justify the paint/chrome job on my Raleigh....then the forks rusted like crap after about 3 years
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Originally Posted by 531Aussie
I used to dream about chrome stays and forks, and it wasn't until about 1992 that I could justify the paint/chrome job on my Raleigh....then the forks rusted like crap after about 3 years

In 1992 I was riding my Tony Barnes triple-triangle (cop that, GT ) Reynolds 531 with Superbe Pro and Mavic MA40s....

chromed forks and stays.....confirmed.
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good old shiny, freckle-head?


how much was the frame?

my 531c Raleigh was $529 in 1991
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Originally Posted by 531Aussie
good old shiny, freckle-head?


how much was the frame?

my 531c Raleigh was $529 in 1991

and his slightly unhinged brother, Marcus.

I picked it up one day after school in 1990....$570 I think.
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Originally Posted by ed073
I picked it up one day after school in 1990....$570 I think.
not bad -- Paconis were going for well over $700 back then, and Perkins' were about $1000!!
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I have had the bike for 12 years and it has been kept in its original condition.. 7 speed dura ace group w/ downtube shifters.. The one unique thing is the seat tube angle..

69 degrees... I call it the cadillac because it rides so smooth..
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