The story of Jan Goeman about his beloved hobby as collector of retro shirts and bikes.
It started about two decennia ago when I received a world champion shirt from Leontien Van Moorsel at a competition in France. A shirt with the Olympic rings was the next addition to my collection, which I received from Kathy Watt, the Australian Olympic champion. She won the Olympics on the road in Barcelona in 1992. I assisted her on many competitions as mechanic. Then, Eddy Merckx provided a Belgian champion shirt of Alex Merckx with the assistance of Frans Verbeeck, which matched well in my shop with the articles from Merckx. And, through my connections in the mountain bike sport, I received a world champion shirt from Thomas Frischknecht, which also matched well in my shop with the articles from SCOTT. From then, the collection has been expanding rapidly and today the number of shirts scores in the five hundreds. Only world and Belgian champion shirts as well as woolen shirts from professional cyclists and professional teams belong to my collection.
The first bike that I received for my collection was to be as decoration with the shirts. it was a Flandria from 1973, which was fitted with the first Shimano groups and used by Wilfried David. The second bike was one from the family of Superia used by Rik Van Steenbergen followed by one from Rik Van Looy. From then, the number of bikes in my collection has increased steadily to well above 100.