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Historic cycling moment
1986 James Mason

Historic cycling moment

San Francisco, California

The Coors Classic had come to San Francisco, and Greg Lemond was making his first homeland appearance since winning the Tour de France. But what's historic about this photo is Lemond is wearing Jim Gentes' new styrofoam helmet. Gentes said he was surprised to see Lemond in the new product, which he had apparently bought at a local bike shop. Notice how he covered up the Giro name. The race at Fisherman's Wharf was considered to be risky and Lemond wanted to protect his noggin. Now it is strange to see a bike racer without a good helmet.

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James Mason06-Jul-2017 06:38
That is a TVT carbon fiber frame. They had aluminum lugs. I had one myself!
guest 05-Jul-2017 19:36
Is that a Vitus aluminum frame?
chriswhitehead0731-Oct-2010 16:01
Greg Lemond he was a good racer excellent photograph of this three times winner of the tour De France .~~~V~~~