A girl, a boy and a bike

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pete75
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Re: A girl, a boy and a bike

Postby pete75 » 13 Dec 2018, 5:54pm

mercalia wrote:well I watched it well some of it, a film best forgotten. One thing I did seem to notice, did the handle bars have any tape on them? they seemed rather shiney. you notice many of the men were drawing on their fags? I find it hard to believe they could be any good on their bikes also?


Why not. Merckx smoked and he wasn't bad on a bike.

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Re: A girl, a boy and a bike

Postby 100%JR » 13 Dec 2018, 6:43pm

pete75 wrote:
mercalia wrote:well I watched it well some of it, a film best forgotten. One thing I did seem to notice, did the handle bars have any tape on them? they seemed rather shiney. you notice many of the men were drawing on their fags? I find it hard to believe they could be any good on their bikes also?


Why not. Merckx smoked and he wasn't bad on a bike.

If you look at some of the old TDF footage many riders smoked.Apparently they'd also pull over in a village en-route and sit and have a fag and a beer 8)
They used to smoke to "open up the lungs" :roll:

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Re: A girl, a boy and a bike

Postby pete75 » 13 Dec 2018, 11:13pm

It appears the great Gino Bartali smoked. Won the TDF by 18 minutes and KOM in 1938. Didn't ride it again until 1948 because of the war and politics. Won by 26 minutes and again KOM.

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Eddy even advertised fags.

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Re: A girl, a boy and a bike

Postby deliquium » 16 Dec 2018, 5:22pm

And Jimmy Savile plays a brief role on the front of the 'peloton' in one of the cycle race scenes
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