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Old 04-16-08, 03:05 PM
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Anyone ever seen them for sale anywhere? I've never seen one.

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Anyone ever seen them for sale anywhere? I've never seen one.


Not quite...

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Originally Posted by shakeNbake View Post
Anyone ever seen them for sale anywhere? I've never seen one.

HEY,
where did you get that pic from?
That is Marc DeMeyer, Winner of Paris-Roubaix 1976 and some Giro/TdF stages.
I have one of his bikes, said to be returned to the factory after he had died in January 1982 (in his bed). A Capri-Sonne team Koga Miyata FullPro.
As you can see he was a very athletic guy, heavier than most bike racers. That might be the reason why the back wheel on his/my bike is spoked totally different to the front, with thick straight spokes tensioned lowly while the front has butted spokes with high tension. I had never seen such before, found that quite interesting.

I have seen one or the other of those jerseys for sale, but they only come up every now an then and I can't provide any current offers ATM (for the original old ones that is, used, naturally; don't know about replicas).
If you REALLY want one badly, you could ask one of the "hardcore" collectors.
Anyway, they're around.
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That is Marc DeMeyer, Winner of Paris-Roubaix 1976 and some Giro/TdF stages.
Sho' nuf is. That photo also shows something I recall from photos of him back in the day -- he used an absurdly long stem. I remember one pic in particular of him at speed, and he looked stretched out but comfy (or as comfy as a EuroPro going 30mph can be), but that stem was like Cyrano de Bergerac's nose.
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HEY,
where did you get that pic from?
That is Marc DeMeyer, Winner of Paris-Roubaix 1976 and some Giro/TdF stages.
I have one of his bikes, said to be returned to the factory after he had died in January 1982 (in his bed). A Capri-Sonne team Koga Miyata FullPro.
As you can see he was a very athletic guy, heavier than most bike racers. That might be the reason why the back wheel on his/my bike is spoked totally different to the front, with thick straight spokes tensioned lowly while the front has butted spokes with high tension. I had never seen such before, found that quite interesting.

I have seen one or the other of those jerseys for sale, but they only come up every now an then and I can't provide any current offers ATM (for the original old ones that is, used, naturally; don't know about replicas).
If you REALLY want one badly, you could ask one of the "hardcore" collectors.
Anyway, they're around.
I was watching A Sunday in Hell, and I saw the jersey, so I tracked down a picture. DeMeyer won that one with a good sprint, he timed it perfectly, De Vlaeminck jumped the gun.

Thanks!

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