48 Replies to “V Point V Magnitude Awesome”

  1. Uh, that looks like what they put on folks missing parts of their skull. Which is ironic since that is a possibility if you hit your noggin wearing it.

  2. @chuckp

    Two words: toe clips. BTW, is that John Howard?

    Three words: shoe polish, motherfucker.

    When was the last time you polished your fucking CYCLING SHOES? Me an’ Hinault, we used to polish our Cycling shoes in the blackest, shiniest black we could find.

  3. @frank

    Three words: shoe polish, motherfucker.

    When was the last time you polished your fucking CYCLING SHOES? Me an’ Hinault, we used to polish our Cycling shoes in the blackest, shiniest black we could find.

    I actually polish my white cycling shoes. :-)  So who is it?????

  4. Fuck yeah.

    Saw a bike messenger in SF today sporting a Brancale hairnet astride a well-loved and outlandishly painted Landshark. Probably this bloke’s nephew.

  5. @Ccos

    Uh, that looks like what they put on folks missing parts of their skull. Which is ironic since that is a possibility if you hit your noggin wearing it.

    That’s totally inaccurate. Folks missing bits of their skull rarely have that sweet of a hairdo.

  6. @chuckp

    @frank

    Three words: shoe polish, motherfucker.

    When was the last time you polished your fucking CYCLING SHOES? Me an’ Hinault, we used to polish our Cycling shoes in the blackest, shiniest black we could find.

    I actually polish my white cycling shoes. :-)  So who is it?????

    With white shoe polish? LOVE IT.

    I don’t think any of my cycling shoes are made of leather, so it hasn’t occurred to me to polish them for some time.

    Unless, of course, there are troops of patent-leather orange monkeys running about the savanna.

  7. A skid lid. I remember them well. Never owned one, thankfully.

    It is not John Howard, but I don’t know who it is. Howard still has more hair than that.

  8. @frank

    @chuckp

    @frank

    Three words: shoe polish, motherfucker.

    When was the last time you polished your fucking CYCLING SHOES? Me an’ Hinault, we used to polish our Cycling shoes in the blackest, shiniest black we could find.

    I actually polish my white cycling shoes. :-)  So who is it?????

    With white shoe polish? LOVE IT.

    I don’t think any of my cycling shoes are made of leather, so it hasn’t occurred to me to polish them for some time.

    Unless, of course, there are troops of patent-leather orange monkeys running about the savanna.

    whats with the tan lines ?

  9. @Ccos

    Uh, that looks like what they put on folks missing parts of their skull. Which is ironic since that is a possibility if you hit your noggin wearing it.

    Exactly!! Someone has said it!  Those ugly POC helmets look like surgical issue.

  10. @Ccos

    Uh, that looks like what they put on folks missing parts of their skull. Which is ironic since that is a possibility if you hit your noggin wearing it.

    It’s a Skid-Lid…

  11. @the Engine

    @Ccos

    Uh, that looks like what they put on folks missing parts of their skull. Which is ironic since that is a possibility if you hit your noggin wearing it.

    It’s a Skid-Lid…

    Skid-Lids were not pretty, but Bell Bikers were not pretty either.  Both pre-date Giro helmets.  This was the era when hard shell helmets began replacing the leather hairnets that preceded them.

  12. @the Engine

    @Ccos

    Uh, that looks like what they put on folks missing parts of their skull. Which is ironic since that is a possibility if you hit your noggin wearing it.

    It’s a Skid-Lid…

    Oh I know what it is. They neither look good nor protect your head much. For the deduction in charisma they cause, I would favor the cycling cap.

  13. @Steampunk

    @frank

    Also: um, non.

    Hey, if I stuffed all my muscle on short stumpy little thighs like you have, they’d easily….Ok. I don’t want to finish this thought.

    In fact, I wish I hadn’t started it. You can’t unthink that shit.

  14. @Jay

    @the Engine

    @Ccos

    Uh, that looks like what they put on folks missing parts of their skull. Which is ironic since that is a possibility if you hit your noggin wearing it.

    It’s a Skid-Lid…

    Skid-Lids were not pretty, but Bell Bikers were not pretty either.  Both pre-date Giro helmets.  This was the era when hard shell helmets began replacing the leather hairnets that preceded them.

    I hereby vow to dedicate a thread to this very soon. It was an awkward adolescence for sure, and it was painful to experience. But fucking hilarious now. I mean, the Euros were the worst at it because they were so used to caps and hairnets and making those look the tits, they had no clue how to deal with a hardshell.

    Greg LeMond was the pioneer on this, never suffering any horrible consequences.

    Hairnet. Check.

    Softshell with lycra cover. Check.

    Full hardshell. Check. And always a pioneer of Rule #37.

  15. @frank

    @Jay

    Full hardshell. Check. And always a pioneer of Rule #37.

    Is that some kinda strange bar end going on ? I couldn’t imagine holding on to those. But there sure is a an awful lot of coolness going on in this snapshot.

  16. @frank

    Full points, though, for the white elastic bands keeping the Catholic schoolgirl knee socks up (what else is keeping them from sliding down?). I can’t even see them…

  17. @captainsideburns

    https://www.flickr.com/gp/captainsideburns/Bm3RE3

    Does it get an exemption from Rule #35?

    Um…Wow. I can’t believe the top is actually open.

    @Oli

    @Steampunk

    @Joe Cline

    Dave Auker.  NW US stud from the 70s.  John Howard much uglier.

    FTW! Channeling your inner @Oli with that one, mate!

    How awesome that someone knew who this cool cat is! This site rocks hard out.

    Word up, son!

    @Ccos

    @frank

    LeMan made everything look good. He could have probably rocked that aberration of a skid lid.

    When you got it, you got it.

  18. @wilburrox

    Only SCOTT DROPINS!

    They were one of the coolest things ever, and for some time I felt any bike that didn’t have them looked naked. I rocked a pair of them and while they were a tad flexy, nothing felt more Pro than tucking into them at full speed.

  19. @frank

    @chuckp

    @frank

    Three words: shoe polish, motherfucker.

    When was the last time you polished your fucking CYCLING SHOES? Me an’ Hinault, we used to polish our Cycling shoes in the blackest, shiniest black we could find.

    I actually polish my white cycling shoes. :-)  So who is it?????

    With white shoe polish? LOVE IT.

    I don’t think any of my cycling shoes are made of leather, so it hasn’t occurred to me to polish them for some time.

    Unless, of course, there are troops of patent-leather orange monkeys running about the savanna.

    I got your Seattle sea coast. Hangin’

  20. Hmm, who knew POC helmets had a long lost cousin out there! That’s what Auker’s lid looks like to me.

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  21. @frank

    @chuckp

    @frank

    Three words: shoe polish, motherfucker.

    When was the last time you polished your fucking CYCLING SHOES? Me an’ Hinault, we used to polish our Cycling shoes in the blackest, shiniest black we could find.

    I actually polish my white cycling shoes. :-)  So who is it?????

    With white shoe polish? LOVE IT.

    I don’t think any of my cycling shoes are made of leather, so it hasn’t occurred to me to polish them for some time.

    Unless, of course, there are troops of patent-leather orange monkeys running about the savanna.

  22. @frank

    @chuckp

    Two words: toe clips. BTW, is that John Howard?

    Three words: shoe polish, motherfucker.

    When was the last time you polished your fucking CYCLING SHOES? Me an’ Hinault, we used to polish our Cycling shoes in the blackest, shiniest black we could find.

    Not that long ago…

  23. @chuckp

    This is a photo from the Portland International Raceway in Oregon, early 80s of my old teammate and dear friend David Auker. Riding a Strawberry, handbuilt in Portland. David is a great guy and cycling legend around here. Won the Circuit race on Mt Tabor (5000 ft climbing in 35 mi) in FOUR DIFFERENT DECADES (70s, 80s, 90s, and 00s). National Masters Cross Champ in 89 or so. Quite a character, won our District TT in 91 with a “disc” wheel he made w Mylar from a model shop. Had a stroke while riding years ago, very sad, and now lives in Corvallis. His helmet is a Skid Lid, I had one on my noggin from 83-85 or so. Second photo Mike Murray, founder of the Oregon Bicycle Racing Association, leads, he was an ace track rider and brought 6 day racing back to America at Alpenrose. Best,

    Dave Campbell

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