In the original picture I can make out the extra link for the distinctive Universal brake qr mech, and the name stamped into the caliper.
I've seen the spring on the cage before, but I had no idea they came with a plastic cover!
Hopefully I can get a better scanner sometime soon.
> The brake hoods are Mafac. I cannot tell what the calipers are, but weinmann
> were also popular at the time. That's not tape on the bottle cage. the cage
> was connected by a coil spring that was plastic covered.
> How about the guy in the background with the Italian Tri-colore jersey. his
> water bottle has a TA sock on it - all set fo rteh cold mountain stage.
> Are you sure that's a Record front?
> >From: "Aldo Ross" <email@example.com>
> >To: <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
> >Subject: [CR]today's pic
> >Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2001 10:19:17 -0500
> >Roger Riviere at the 1960 Tour de France.
> >Bike is fully chromed, equipped with Campagnolo "Record" gruppo, including
> >151bcd crankset, Gran Sport r der, Record f der. Red lettering on the down
> >tube (would this bike be a "Geminiani"?).
> >The brakes are Universal "Extra", but the brake levers appear to be MAFAC
> >with half hoods???
> >The bottle cage (Vit?) has tape wrapped into a roll at the top front.
> >Within a few days of this picture, Riviere would crash on the descent of
> >the Perjuret, leaving him permanently paralyzed.
> >Aldo Ross