5 Bits of Retro Tech You Need To Know About!

Clock00:00, Saturday 15th April 2023

Carbon rims, rod gears and retro wheelsets... There is nothing better than drooling over retro bike tech! Alex and Ollie delve into the history books and pull out some of their favourite bits of bike tech. Alex even picked himself up a little retro gem.

00:00 Intro
00:28 Colnago Concept Bike
02:04 Zipp 303
04:20 Shimano 600
05:37 Rod Gears
06:56 Spinergy Wheels

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Zootropio - Etienne Roussel
Tell You Something - Rune Dale
Tutto Bene - Trabant 33
No School Today - Femme TOV
Summer of Love - Roy Edwin Williams
I'm Not a Flower - par
First Horizon - ELFL
Hey Its Me - Tigerblood Jewel
1984 Lasers - OTE

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