August seems a long time ago.
With rain falling constantly, total darkness by 4pm, and the big manufacturers likely to keep any new developments under wraps until at least the Tapei Bike Show next March, we leafed through the scrapbook from this year’s Eurobike.
Among the many exotic specimens photographed were a number of pro bikes, many fresh from Grand Tour and Olympic success, whisked to Friedrichshafen to inspire a salivating public.
In no particular order, here’s a gallery of images of machines pulled from the pro peloton. The details may give clues to their ownership. An extended gallery at the foot of the page will remove any trace of doubt.
This distinctive oval chainset was propelled through several thousand revolutions in a race through France this summer
A customised Colnago C59 , fit for a King
The owner of this Specialized Venge achieved his greatest success of 2012 on his Shiv time trial bike
This 3T ARX Pro stem is longer than some people’s top tubes. Its owner finished May feeling in the pink
A Fizik Vitesse saddle indicates a female owner of this Cervelo S2. Its Kium rails are silver