The '87 Stephen Roche bike was a Battaglin built with Columbus SLX tubing, and equipped with Campagnolo C-Record components, including the coveted-but-questionable delta brakes. Here are some shots:
|There's Roche, quite possibly on this very bike, on his way to winning the '87 Giro.|
The video occasionally shows some then/now comparisons, like these shots as the guys prepare to set out for their ride:
Ultimately, the rider proclaims that with the comfort and feel of the vintage bike, despite all the technical advancements that have been made in the past couple of decades, he'd consider riding a classic-styled bike just for the enjoyment of the sport -- as long as he isn't looking for all-out performance. I suppose that's fair enough.
Anyhow, agree or disagree - it was a fun 8-min. video.
You can go to the Global Cycling Network channel on YouTube, or watch it right here: