27.11.08 by Buffalo Bill
1985. Thatcher, hip-hop, big hair and New York City bicycle messengers riding geared bikes. 4 1/2 minutes of nostalgia from the CBS news archive: paper dockets (tags to the NYCers), pagers, De Martini bags.
For another view of what it was actually like to be a New York cycle courier, have a look at Bob McGlynn’s essay Road Warriors, Road Worriers, from Processed World, also from 1985.