As a Zeus fan, I have an interest in Luis Ocana due to the fact that he is perhaps the most successful Tour rider to have ridden for Zeus.
The book: American Bicycle Racing (by James C McCullagh) has a picture on page 55 of Ocana leading Merckx & Thevenet up a mountain in the '75 Tour on a Zeus Superser (or perhaps I should say it appears to be a lugged steel frame with Zeus Superser markings and Zeus components).
So: anybody got a better picture of this bike? Anybody know of a commercially available video of the '75 Tour?
Someone (Presse Sports?) has an online photo archive of cycling extending back quite a ways, but it's apparently only accessible by those in the press or what-have-you. I stumbled on it once by clicking on some photo that was on the website of one of the cycling magazines - I gather it's where they get pictures for their retro articles. Anybody on the list have access to something like this?
ANOTHER OCANA QUERY: The visually informative reprint of 'Le Monde De Daniel Rebour' which I have from Velo Retro (thanks, Chuck) shows a picture of a Zeus freewheel on pg 173 with '1973' and 'Luis Ocana' interspersed in the Japanese caption. Anybody know, did he use a Zeus freewheel in winning the '73 Tour on his 'Motobecane'?
I'm curious about this because Hinault's 'Road Racing' book has a chapter by his mechanic in which it is stated that no professional would ever use an aluminum freewheel because he would 'rip the teeth right off it'!