Back in the Day: the Tuck

When no one was making any real money at this sport, bike racers would employ all sorts of cheap tricks to win, including the tuck.


Pulling your shorts up high to hold your jersey in place, was a “poor-man’s skinsuit.” Also note the old-school, banged up saddle. A saddle used to last a lifetime.

Photo: Christopher Shaun Newman of his teammates Richard DiGiacomo and Johnny Poux, at the Harlem Crit in the Summer of 1982. Spotted on Facebook.


Nice. Those were friends and teammates. Manhattan Express was set up and coached by Oliver “Butch” Martin.

Small world too—that’s [Henry from Workcycles]( racing [in this photo]( from the same photo collection.

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