(My apologies if there’s already a thread on this, but I couldn’t find one and have never seen one here in 4 years)
For a brief moment in the late 1970’s and early 80’s the top Italian makers produced a series of dazzling super-bikes, the likes of which we are unlikely to see again. The Italian frame builders and Campagnolo had already ruled cycling for 20 years, and this was their crowning moment of glory: frames and components became ever more ornate, artistic, and beautiful with milling, drilling, pantographing, and other custom touches. They seemed untouchable and invincible at the time, but they turned out to be a last gasp. Within a few short years the wave of real technological innovation swept them away and relegated them to antique status.
But these bikes are still quite stunning and impressive, and really in a category of their own. It would be cool to see a bunch of them together struttin’ their stuff. Question: do you actually ride it or just look at it?