8/9/12

Biking clothes 1972 - Ease on down the road.

Hey, everybody! Wondering what to wear when you make the scene on the bike trail, here in 1972? Well, no need to freak on out, you know? All you need are clothes that make you look like a toddler in colors borrowed from the Lego drawer. Your family will make one groovy group in our spring Pansy Peloton collection. Time to flip up the kick stand and get moving!

Wow! Who's the happy family in primary colors? Is  everyone in kindergarten or are they simply stylish? That's YOUR family all revved up and ready to gently pedal down a perfectly smooth trail with no grade steeper than 1%, that's who!

Dad is looking as sharp as a box of crayons in his futuristic ribbed pullover with a collar that will let him fly like an eagle! Sure, everyone likes a wide belt, but what's it for? Does his cutlass hang on it? No, silly! It gathers the tunic at his slender waist, letting the skirt flare jauntily, accentuating his hips. Underneath, his cycling jeans have all their seams safely tucked away in the crotch area, for a sleek outline. With dad sitting on all those seams, there's just no way they can come apart. That's "tres dur!"

Everyone knows that, for cycling-inspired clothing, there's nothing like a sailboat to tell your friends "This lady knows where she's going! Make way!" The sailboat in this design has a star cutout in the sail so it can be hung on a hook for easy drying. That's just good sense, except that it's only a picture of a boat, not a real boat. "What's that supposed to mean?", you say? Stop asking all those perfectly reasonable questions. This is fashion, people!









"I'm number three. Children numbers One and Two
are still in daddy's thingy."
Let your kids know who's the favorite with a number on their chest! She needs to know that she can come in third and you'll still love her. Nothing says you're "Free to Be, You and Me" like no expectations!


















Blurred vision and impaired speech are
statistically insignificant side effects.
Dad's bike features braze-ons for this convenient frame-mounted child. Possibly a boy. We'll check into that. Anyway, this gives you easy access to your boygirl or whatever while riding. Child can be fitted to alternate points on the frame during wet weather to avoid "fender face".





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4 comments:

fizzy said...

Dad's bike was already an antique in 1972 with those rod-operated brakes, but I want his shoes -- Bata Bikers. Basically, canvas sneakers with a stiffening plate under the ball of the foot, and some reinforcements on the uppers where cyclists needed them. Not high-performance for racing, but terrific for touring or casual riding. And inexpensive, and made here in the US unlike other cycling shoes which had to be ordered from Italy at great cost. I remember as a little kid being taken to the Bata factory store near Baltimore to buy sneakers.

xritl said...

I'm thinking the woman's t-shirt wouldn't look too out of place today. As 70's fashions go, it's a pretty mild case.

PhilAreGo@gmail.com said...

Fizzy, I can tell you're a sprocket head. I also noticed the archaic pushrod brakes. Those things were cray-zee! Also, you're right about the shoes. They are kinda cool, like bowling shoes.

P.S. I'm sure you know that proper bikes don't really have what they call "sprockets" any more, and they've been mostly replaced by an integrated crank and spider setup, wearing a set of chainrings. Howeever, the term "sprocket head" still serves a purpose. I'm sure you know this.

Xritl, you're right about the ladies' shirt. It's just comical that a page of clothes allegedly designed for biking would feature a sailboat. Clearly, though, these clothes aren't designed for actually riding, so much as they are designed for posing NEAR a bike. That's "fashion" for you. All form and no function.

Bike Part Solutions said...

Wow ! Those are really sensational bicycling outfit! But with the newest bicycle trends today from clothes to cycle tires will definitely let you enjoy a good ride!

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