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John Herety wears...

John Herety wears...

In the late seventies scratchy wool shorts were the norm. John Herety was making his way through the ranks from amateur to pro and he hated wearing woollen shorts. "Bob Downs bought a pair of Descente shorts in Condor, he was the second rider in the UK to have a pair of Lycra shorts and I was the first. Mine were from Harry Halls in Manchester."

Lycra was aerodynamic, breathable, comfortable, tight fitting and super shiny. No one had seen shorts like that in the peloton and riders ridiculed our man, Mr Herety. To them the shiny material made him look like he was racing in silky briefs. Little did they know.

John Herety

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