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Vintage Bike Quiz: Phinney's Olympic Murray

By Spencer Powlison


This week our Vintage Bike Quiz gets the Olympic treatment! 

Davis Phinney Olympic Murray

The Los Angeles Games were a bonanza for the U.S Cycling team. This was likely due to the absence of the U.S.S.R. team, which boycotted the 1984 Olympics returning the favor to the Americans who skipped the 1980 Games in Moscow.

Regardless, the 1984 Olympics introduced the world to rising American stars like Phinney, Connie Carpenter, Rebecca Twigg, and Ron Kiefel. After the Los Angeles Olympics, they would go on to win major races, such as the world championships, stages of the Tour de France and Giro d'Italia, and other prestigious events.  

We wheeled in Davis Phinney's race-ridden Murray from the 1984 Olympics to test your cycling knowledge.



  • You mentioned “rising American stars” and all the names you mentioned were super legit and my idols growing up, but how did you skip Alexi Grewal? He actually WON the 1984 Men’s Road Race Gold medal. That win made me want a Pinarello soooo bad!! And he won in the best manner….he beat a sprinter, Steve Bauer (Canada) to win…he was not known as a sprinter. Watching that race is a memory I will love forever!

    Matt on

  • Great to see Davis Phinney’S bike, he’s a great guy meet him in Glendale when he was on 7-11 team. Great cyclist too bad he has parkenens best luck to him

    Joseph Livio on

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