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NYC area Bike Racing -70's and 80's

Old 05-14-13, 03:36 PM
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NYC area Bike Racing -70's and 80's

a couple of recent threads brought back memories of riding in the Northeast/East. Might be racing, but it was more a total lifestyle - as it is these days.
This could be buried in C & V, but somehow I think the 41 might appreciate (and others might post sites they've found or have...) some of the roots of where we are now...
Jamie Swan's scrapbook is great stuff, with many more than familiar names and faces...
Every now and then I pop back there for a refresh - very enjoyable, hope you also find something you like...
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thanks for the link, it was nice reading up on some old NYC cycling history.
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This is great stuff. Thanks for posting it.
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my father was trained by Al Toefield, he got his Masi Gran Criterium from his shop, still has it and it's in MINT condition.
I also met Jamie Swan, he works some times at Road Runners Bicycles in Glen Cove NY. Rick Jones owns the shop and builds some beautiful steel bikes, I just sold my Masi Strada to his shop, when I have the money I want him to build me a custom made frame....when I have the money

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Very cool, thanks for sharing.
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