Brooklyn Cycling Caps

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The Brooklyn Cycling Cap, with its’ unwavering style oozing 1970’s class, is one for the ages. An eclectic team with a kit that’s recognisable many years later, the Brooklyn Cycling Team was a project that was seldom-done at the time: it had quite an international feel.

Belgian cyclist Roger De Vlaeminck would become known as “Monsieur Paris–Roubaix” (r “Mr. Paris–Roubaix“ in English) for winning four editions of the race. But it was the outlandish cycling jerseys with heavy American styling that had tongues wagging: blue with red and white stripes was a kit that certainly hadn’t been seen until then. Brooklyn was a brand of chewing gum at the time. The team, resplendent on their Gios bikes, seemed to have it all.

Roger De Vlaeminck Wears the Brooklyn Cycling Cap in Paris-Roubaix

Together with other greats of the time such as Eddy Merckx, the Brooklyn cycling team is featured in the 1976 cycling documentary A Sunday in Hell DVD. This was a time that created a scene that simply wouldn’t be seen today; a time when the riders would do battle without a single helmet in sight. It was always about the cycling cap in this peloton!

Today the Brooklyn Cycling Caps are still produced in Italy (where else, right?!). They’re a great addition to the coffee shop stop or simply under your helmet when riding.


All Brooklyn Cycling Caps are made in Italy.
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