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Old 06-07-10, 12:53 PM
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Playboy Magazine August 1971 Bicycle Pics

First of all, I believe this to be considered "safe to look at" if you are at work.

BikesnobNYC did a column today and linked to an article from the August 1971 Playboy magazine. I'll post up the pics from the magazine. There are some tasty bikes to look at.







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I think I remember her.
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She's got some pretty great riding posture...him not so much.

Sign me up to be her Stoker....with a view like that I'd ride anywhere.

...something tells me there's something unseen going on with that saddle she's riding. I've never seen a woman so ...um...excited...to ride a bike.
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I wonder how much that Bob Jackson would fetch now if it fell NOS onto EBAY now....made of scarce Columbus tubing.
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The Bob Jackson road bike (not the track bike) weighs 16 pounds? Count me among the skeptics.
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The Bob Jackson road bike (not the track bike) weighs 16 pounds? Count me among the skeptics.
true, probably used the triple beam Ohaus to weigh those BJs ....which reminds me of reading an article (ya know, what you really bought Playboy for) that was published there a few years hence, written in first person but I'm sure a pseudonym was used. Concerned a guy who flew to England and bought a custom Holdsworth made to his specs, donned full racing kit and flew back to the US using the "bike racer" image as cover for...a big bag of blow taped to his back under the jersey rear pocket. Said it worked and the profits from his crime paid for the trip and for the Holdsworth...
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I believe the August issue was used for several years to push bikes. I have seen an article from around 1974 on the Jack Taylor bikes and from what I recall it was quite in depth and very well written.

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...Concerned a guy who flew to England...a big bag of blow taped to his back under the jersey rear pocket....
Urban Legend, who'd smuggle drugs into the UK, then turn around and smuggle them into the US....
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I remember that issue. I don't remember the bikes being in it. Not that that it wasn't, but I those weren't the pictures I was looking for back then.

And that's a 4 star cover. We were convinced that was Hef's count with the centerfold. It wasn't, but it was nice to think so.

http://www.snopes.com/risque/celebrities/hefner.asp
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Funny, I don't remember any bikes in that issue, either.
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And that's a 4 star cover. We were convinced that was Hef's count with the centerfold. It wasn't, but it was nice to think so.

http://www.snopes.com/risque/celebrities/hefner.asp
I normally trust the Snopses on just about every urban legend but that lame explanation is one I think Hef's people came up with to cover the more awesome truth

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Now that I really look between her legs, I'm noticing that she has a smaller chainring than me. Oh well, I guess size doesn't really matter.
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Bike guide, plus an NFL review. I am sure that those 2 were used as excuses to bring the magazine home by plenty. Really interesting to see the misinformation about the Bob Jackson bike weights, I guess they took the wheels off before they put them on a scale
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Notes to self:
1) Acquire time machine
2) Go to 1966 buy 100 Fender Stratocasters @ 275 ea in assorted colors
3) Go to 1971 buy 100 16lb Bob Jackson road bikes @ 440 ea
4) Return to 2010, sell guitars and bikes, but retain 3 Strats 2 Jacksons for personal use
5) Go to 1946, buy the NC Outer Banks, stay fit avoid fried foods, enjoy extended early retirement
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It took thirty-nine years before someone read the articles?
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Lots of stains on that old cover.....
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Notes to self:
1) Acquire time machine
2) Go to 1966 buy 100 Fender Stratocasters @ 275 ea in assorted colors
3) Go to 1971 buy 100 16lb Bob Jackson road bikes @ 440 ea
4) Return to 2010, sell guitars and bikes, but retain 3 Strats 2 Jacksons for personal use
5) Go to 1946, buy the NC Outer Banks, stay fit avoid fried foods, enjoy extended early retirement

the hard part is getting your bike up to 88 mph. By comparison getting the plutonium necessary to generate the 1.21 gigawatts needed to power the flux capacitor is a breeze.
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I wonder:
After all these years, which looks better today, the bikes or the ladies?
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I wonder:
After all these years, which looks better today, the bikes or the ladies?
No Contest...the bikes!

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Look at it another way: Some reporter got paid to write about bikes for Playboy.

Try expaining that assignment to your wife.
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The weight of the Bob Jackson's doesn't interest me. The price of the tandem at $375 does. Perhaps that was only for the frame.
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Look at it another way: Some reporter got paid to write about bikes for Playboy.

Try expaining that assignment to your wife.
Honest honey, Playboy magazine hired me to write about bikes. No, really, that's what they wanted.
What?
No I never looked at the bunnies, honest.
What?
Why I am I blushing? Uh, no that's sunburn.
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Now that I really look between her legs, I'm noticing that she has a smaller chainring than me. Oh well, I guess size doesn't really matter.
Well you have the Nervar, she has the T.A. or was that T&A set?
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Now that I really look between her legs, I'm noticing that she has a smaller chainring than me. Oh well, I guess size doesn't really matter.
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Well you have the Nervar, she has the T.A. or was that T&A set?
Yes, but notice the gentle curve of her rear rack.....
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