Thursday, August 6, 2009

1982: Italy vs. Japan

Cyclezine ( has published images of the "ITALY vs. JAPAN" article which appeared in the July, 1982 issue of BICYCLING.

Three bikes from Italy and Japan are evaluated and compared. From Italy: De Rosa "Super Prestige", Guerciotti "Jet", and a Rossin "Record". From Japan: 3Rensho, Fuji "Professional", and a Miyata "Team".

All the Italian bikes used Campagnolo Super Record. The 3Rensho was equipped with Shimano Dura-Ace AX; the Fuji Professional with SunTour Superb, and the Miyata Team with Shimano Dura-Ace EX.

An interesting read if you want to travel back to 1982.

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  1. I remember this cover and actually still have the issue in my giant Stack-O-Magazines.

  2. great cover!
    I have this on my blog.
    look at my DE ROSA blog:

  3. The guy on the right looks suspiciously like Kevin Costner in "American Flyer."
    (Wonder if "Italy" means "Made in Italy" or just "Product of Italy"? - oops, can of worms ... .)