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Old 08-10-06, 12:37 PM   #1
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Old SS/FG Racing Photos

My family has a few boxes full of old biking photos, clips etc. and I am in the process of digitizing them. I figure some people here may appreciate them, so I put them up. The majority of the pictures were taken at Philadelphia area events.



You can see the set here.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/stolt/s...7594231800528/



I don't post here much, but if this belongs in another forum just move it or something.
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Old 08-10-06, 01:16 PM   #2
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Those are some great picures. Thanks for bringing them to the internet!
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Old 08-10-06, 01:21 PM   #3
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You should send them to fixedgeargallery.com

I just sent them some photos from the 36 olympics in germany.

edit: your photos are awesome. thanks for sharing.
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Old 08-10-06, 01:57 PM   #4
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You should send them to fixedgeargallery.com

I just sent them some photos from the 36 olympics in germany.

edit: your photos are awesome. thanks for sharing.

That's a fine idea

and NP fellas
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thanks for these. a question: those aren't veloidromes—where were those guys racing?
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Some things don't change. Check out the saddle to bar drop and the shants.



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who cares. post away!
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Old 08-10-06, 04:27 PM   #8
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Yours truly as a 17 year old at the 84 Olympic trials starting my Kilo. (i didnt qualify, but it was a great experience)
Probably the last time i was ever at 6 % body fat...
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That's awesome
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Your grandfather is an old school fixed gear bike racer named Kermit. Thats freaking awesome. Time goes on but some things are timeless.

On a more pertinent note, you can clearly see the guy in picture the OP pasted with keirin grips on his bike but he's holding on near the stem. What a fu*king poser ******bag!!!!! Stocking up on NJS just to impress internet people!
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I don't post here much, but if this belongs in another forum just move it or something.
That's one of the best things posted recently. Thanks for getting those out there for us to see.
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Yours truly as a 17 year old at the 84 Olympic trials starting my Kilo. (i didnt qualify, but it was a great experience)
Probably the last time i was ever at 6 % body fat...

DW

that absolutely has to be a landshark frame, but i don't think it can be... were they doing **** in 84?
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Your grandfather is an old school fixed gear bike racer named Kermit. Thats freaking awesome. Time goes on but some things are timeless.
Like that picture of Kermit in blackface drag. Yikes.
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Old 08-10-06, 07:08 PM   #13
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Your grandfather is an old school fixed gear bike racer named Kermit. Thats freaking awesome.

LMFAO.
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My family has a few boxes full of old biking photos, clips etc. and I am in the process of digitizing them. I figure some people here may appreciate them, so I put them up. The majority of the pictures were taken at Philadelphia area events.



You can see the set here.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/stolt/s...7594231800528/



I don't post here much, but if this belongs in another forum just move it or something.
that pic is ****in sick...
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this might be the best thing ever posted here.. including 6% walker.. what frame is that don?
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so stoked on this thread.
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nice photo set makes you crave another time thanks for sharing you families history
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haha awesome

Just talked to my Uncle (lives on the other side of the country) who is going to mail me a ton more photos and clippings.

He told me my grandfather beat John Sinibaldi in a bunch of races, dang!
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It's amazing how little the track bike has changed in 100 years. It's also amazing how much it has changed in 100 years.
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Yours truly as a 17 year old at the 84 Olympic trials starting my Kilo. (i didnt qualify, but it was a great experience)
Probably the last time i was ever at 6 % body fat...

DW

holy f'in cow! that's awesome don!!!
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Philly people will appreciate this- my grandfather was hit by a car and broke his back after qualifying for the '34 Olympics..... on Kelly Drive. That road scares the **** out of me.
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Awesome stuff. One question, though - do you have access to a flatbed scanner anywhere? You'd get better results than scanning these things and given the cool-factor of these photos, I think they deserve the little bit extra effort.
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That's very cool of you to share these.

+1 on the scanner.
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