Back To The Future – Cycling Clothing From The Fall 1985 Performance Bicycle Catalog

Even though today, October 21, 2015, is officially the day from the future in Back To The Future II, we thought that it was the perfect time to look back to the past of cycling fashion, 1985 specifically, when the movie was made. Do you still have any of this 30 year old gear? Some of it is probably back in style at this point!


This was back in the days before synthetic chamois, which explains our prominent Performance chamois oil placement.


These cycling jackets would certainly be visible out on the road.


Do you remember having to use suspenders with your cycling shorts?


We’ve definitely seen a few of these helmets still out on the road – modern helmets are definitely more ventilated.


Sure, some of this gear looks dated, but in the end this era in cycling fashion has held up pretty well, style-wise. Let’s hope that the same can be said of the current crop of cycling clothing – which sadly does not include any self-drying jackets:

Check out our look back at Spring 1985 cycling clothing here.

One thought on “Back To The Future – Cycling Clothing From The Fall 1985 Performance Bicycle Catalog

  1. I bought a lot of gear from PERFORMANCE. I am trying to locate a photo of an old pair of LOOK style cleated road shoes that PERFORMANCE sold in 1989 or 1990 +/-. They were velcro road shoes with blue/yellow trim. They fit the SHIMANO PD6401 or 7401(LOOK style) pedals that were also white.

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