Today's picture - Splendor squad racing a team time trial... I think this was the 1981 Tour de France.
Columbus tubing decals, Super Record gruppi, unmarked shoes. Did anyone ever import Splendor bikes?
***Note the three short zippers at the neck and shoulders of these early skinsuits! I've never seen that anywhere else before!
There's a variety of headtube markings here: the first rider has what appears to be a foil sticker with a woman's picture. His bike is also a different shade of blue, and is the only one with a painted fork.
Sean Kelly (2nd rider) has normal "Splendor" headtube decal.
Claude Criquelion (spelling? - 3rd rider) has his picture on the headtube.
Michel Pollentier (4th) has no tape on his bars... not even on the drops!
The last 4 riders have blue tape, instead of white. What did they do... yell "all blue tape to the back of the line!"???
Aldo "devil in the details" Ross