Here is a photograph of an old school cycling team from back in the 1950s.
I personally think they have some really awesome gear! Steel road bikes, front mounted bottle cages, goggles and cycling hats!
I'd say the only downsides are twofold. Only two guys are wearing helmets, and they are soft helmets. Also, everyone is using toe clips. I know both of these are due to the time period, but a lot of things have changed in the cycling world in 60 years!