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.

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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.



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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](http://www.workcycles.com/) racing [in this photo](http://www.flickr.com/photos/henryinamsterdam/5135543335/) from the same photo collection.

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