Roger de Vlaeminck is the rider that most fans associate with the Brooklyn Chewing Gum team jersey mainly down to his four victories (1972, 1974, 1975, 1977) in Paris-Roubaix - a race that he rode on 14 occasions!
The Italian cycling team were in the European pro peloton during the 1970s and early 80s and focused on the Spring classics. Santini were one of the original team clothing suppliers so we feel it was only right to get them to reproduce our replica kit after we secured permission from the copyright holders Perfetti Van Melle.
Back in the 1990's, Mick and Andy were also lucky enough to ride our bikes with The Gypsy on two separate occasions when de Vlaeminck came to England to rider a local Reliability Trial!
Although the blue Brooklyn cotton cap is historically accurate, we always offer the black Brooklyn cap worn by Mars Blackmon played by writer/director/producer Spike Lee in the film She's Gotta Have It. This is in addition to a waterproof mobile phone case was well as the Brooklyn lettering appearing on our Tutto Scritto collection.