For those of us interested in the history of racing bicycles there is a lack of information on the group of bicycles built and raced after the age of steel and before the age of carbon. This was a short interval between about 1997 and 2006. Before 1997 steel was King and after 2006 Carbon ruled the peloton. It would be a shame to lose all the information on this era of Aluminum Racing bikes. Information is very hard to find so this is a community resource. Please submit your information, pictures and catalogs scans to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will try to organize and post the information.
To start things off I have copied my blog entry on the 1998 Bianchi Mega XL that Marco Pantani raced and won the 1998 Tour de France.