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  1. Breaking away: Paul Budnitz and the quest for perfection

    Breaking away: Paul Budnitz and the quest for perfection
    Paul Budnitz blames the film Breaking Away for ruining the bike industry. Sure, the 1979 cult-classic about a teenager in Indiana obsessed with Italian bike racing inspired many to dust off their two-wheelers — but according to Budnitz, it also prompted a new obsession with drop-handlebar race bikes. Which meant he could no longer find a comfortable, upright bike to...
  2. Neutral Observer: Riding Shotgun With Shimano Neutral Race Service

    Neutral Observer: Riding Shotgun With Shimano Neutral Race Service
      The bustle of the start village fills the little market square of Zottegem. The usual array of World Tour and Pro-Continental team buses line the main shopping street of the modest Flandrian town. Crowds flock around them, spotting heroes who obligingly pose for pictures with babies inbetween greeting friends from rival teams ahead of the 2nd stage of the...

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