As a fan of Canadian cycling, you know Steve Bauer’s name. It’s there among the lists of Tour de France stage winners (Stage 1, 1988), Olympic medallists (silver, 1984 road race) and road world championship podiums (bronze, 1984). In the ’80s, Bauer’s name not only appeared on results sheets, but on bikes, too.
This Steve Bauer Vortex was made around 1987 with Tange Prestige tubes. The top-of-the-line steel from the Japanese company rivalled Italy’s Columbus SL. The drivetrain is Shimano Dura-Ace 7400. The groupset with six-speed cassette launched in 1984 with . . .
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