Bike Brands appearing on cycle clothing

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Growing up in 1970's England, the first bicycle brand I was aware of was of course Raleigh.  Aged 8, I was presented with a Nottingham-made Raleigh Grifter which was my first foray into off-road riding.  Fast forward a few years, mountain bikes came to the south coast of England largely thanks to a number of windsurfing shops that started selling the Californian dream of riding off road (when the wind was non-existent).

It was the late 1980's when I first started to become aware of road bike brands, thanks to visiting my local road bike emporium:  Ridge Racing.  Back then it was the iconic Italian marques of Bianchi, Gios, Olmo, Colnago, De Rosa, Pinarello, Tommasini  et al that seemed so exotic with their decades of history, racing heritage, quality and luxury - virtually always accompanied by Campagnolo groupsets.

It was not just the Italian bike brands that were prevalent in the peloton, Eddy Merckx was always popular with riders who preferred their angles a little more relaxed and wanted a bike that would last years - as were Gazelle.  The French brands of Time, Look, TVT and Gitane bike provided a number of different teams their bikes whilst the Spanish brand of Orbea supported the Euskadi/Euskaltel team for many years.

It was during the 1990s, the force of the MTB-led American brands like Cannondale, Trek, Specialized led to the globalisation of the bicycles that were used by professional riders in the professional peloton, a situation which is largely still the same now.  If you are interested in this sort of thing, the regularly updated "Who Makes What" article on the inrng.com website is well worth a visit!

 

Alan Bikes
View a selection of both current and retro pro team jerseys that feature the Alan Bikes logo on the jersey.
Atala Cycles
View a selection of vintage and retro jerseys featuring the Atala Bikes on the jersey.
Basso Cycles
View retro and vintage jerseys that feature the Basso logo on the jersey - it's nothing to do with Ivan Basso!
Benotto
Perhaps more famous for it's vinyl bar tape - Benotto also made bicycle too. Here's a selection of team jerseys that featured the Benotto logo on the jersey.
BH Bikes
Big in Spain, BH bikes have sponsored a number of pro teams in the recent past, here are some jerseys that feature the BH logo on the jersey.
Bianchi Bikes
We have a selection of pro team jerseys that feature Bianchi's infamous crest and logo. Jerseys include Mercatone Uno, Lotto/Jumbo and Gewiss/Ballan!
F.Moser Bikes
View a selection of team jerseys that feature the F.Moser Bikes logo on the jersey.
Zullo
I had thought that Zullo was no longer in business, but it turns out they are still going!