1980 Olympics (was Re: [CR]PICs: 1980 Colnago Olympic Time Trial, 1981 Replica - early "Aero")


Date: Wed, 09 Nov 2005 12:09:16 -0600
From: John Thompson <JohnThompson@new.rr.com>
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
To: classic list <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: 1980 Olympics (was Re: [CR]PICs: 1980 Colnago Olympic Time Trial, 1981 Replica - early "Aero")
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FujiFish1@aol.com wrote:
> The United States boycotted the 1980 games, along with some other
> prominent countries I believe, so the palmares are somewhat
> discounted in my mind (see the film - American Fliers :). I've not
> been able to find anything specific on the Internet, about cycling in
> the 1980 Olympics. If anyone can supply any information, or PHOTOS
> of any of those events, I would be very grateful! Where does one go
> to view past Olympic images?

No pictures of events, but at a show in early 1980 I was at the Campy booth where they had a number of Olympic theme posters. I asked if I could have one, and the rep said "I can't just give it to you, I need something in return." So I pulled out a pen I picked up at one of the other booths and asked "How about this?" and was completely surprised when he said "Ok!"

http://www.os2.dhs.org/~john/campy-poster.jpg

And then there's my 1980 US Olympic team bike:

http://www.os2.dhs.org/pictures/gallery/bikes/isaac0001

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-John Thompson (john@os2.dhs.org)
Appleton WI USA