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1957 Diamant Modell 177

The “Modell 177” was the first track bike of the Diamant bike factory which was produced after WW II. It was only made between 1954 and 1959 and is based on the legendary road bike “Diamant Modell 167”. The geometry was optimised to meet the requirements of track cycling like different dropouts, a head tube with a steeper angle and a higher positioned bottom bracket. Also the fork was less pre-bended in comparison to the road model and typically all bosses and holes (for front and rear brake) have been left out. The frame is made out of chrome molybdenum steel and in order to reduce the weight of the bike a lot of parts (for example the seat post, pedals and the handlebar) were made from aluminium. This results in a complete bike weight of approximately 9,3kg. This particular bike was produced in 1957 and shows the second version of the Modell 177 finishes, with the very sensitive red "varnish paint" and an aluminium head tube plate. In 1957 the price for one of these bikes was about 481,- gdr mark. For comparison the gross monthly income in 1960 was about 555,- gdr mark on average.

Frame:
Diamant Modell 177

Fork/Headset:
Diamant Modell 177/Renak

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Diamant track 165mm/ Renak track

Pedals:
Infesto 800

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
26-8/Renak 1" Cog/Diamant 1" Chainring/1" Blockchain

Handlebars/Stem:
Diamant Modell 167/adjustable Diamant stem

Saddle/Seatpost:
Möwe leather saddle/Diamant aluminium seatpost

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Grünert Rim/Renak High Flange Hub/Kowalit Zementbahn 27x1

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Grünert Rim/Renak 55 High Flange Hub/Kowalit Zementbahn 27x1

Accessories:
Original paint and head tube plate from 1957. The bar is still wrapped with very old handlebar tape.

More Info:
I'm still looking for some FZTW pedals and a Renak 55 front hub... Maybe someone of you has these things in stock ;-)

Added by steelbuddie. Last updated almost 4 years ago.

22 Comments

Sleepysue

Sleepysue says:

Got the real 177 pedals with original straps and added reflector/double strap cages

Posted almost 3 years ago

steelbuddie

steelbuddie says:

The original pedals are made from aluminium and have no reflector ;-)

Posted almost 3 years ago

Mort

Mort says:

Fantastic bike!

Posted over 3 years ago

steelbuddie

steelbuddie says:

Thanks Mort :-)

Posted over 3 years ago

chalybeius

chalybeius says:

Absolutes Sahnestück!

Posted almost 4 years ago

marcus21121

marcus21121 says:

...wie machen es nur immer die Leute bei pedal room, dass es so aussieht, als würden die Fahrräder frei stehen? Sieht immer so advanced aus, nicht so töricht mit Helm-Stütze... wo ist die unsichtbare Stütze auf diesem Bild? Danke :)

Posted almost 4 years ago

steelbuddie

steelbuddie says:

Bildbearbeitung macht es möglich... gibt aber auch schöne "unsichtbare" Ständer aus transparentem Kunststoff ;-)

Posted almost 4 years ago

deathknowsyou

deathknowsyou says:

Großartiges Fahrrad! Ich bin verliebt!

Posted almost 4 years ago

steelbuddie

steelbuddie says:

Ich find diesen Haufen Edelmetall auch klasse ;-)

Posted almost 4 years ago

1199riot

1199riot says:

wo hast die reifen schon wieder her ?

Posted almost 4 years ago

steelbuddie

steelbuddie says:

Ganz normal online bestellt ;-)

Posted almost 4 years ago

moik

moik says:

Konkurrenzlos das schönste Diamant-Rad, das ich je gesehen hab!! Hammerteil, Glückwunsch... Und freue mich auch schon, wenn es wieder komplett aufgebaut ist :-)

Posted almost 4 years ago

steelbuddie

steelbuddie says:

Danke dir :-D Ja ich freu mich auch schon aufs Finale!

Posted almost 4 years ago

marcus21121

marcus21121 says:

absolutes ultra-Gerät, well done!

Posted almost 4 years ago

simplicated

simplicated says:

I want to see this one to finished! Cool as hell.

Posted almost 4 years ago

steelbuddie

steelbuddie says:

me too ;-)

Posted almost 4 years ago

ghostridethewhip

ghostridethewhip says:

+1

Posted almost 4 years ago

marcus21121

marcus21121 says:

Übelstes Teil, herzlichen Glückwunsch :)

26t Chainring - das Teil wird *richtig* schnell ;)
Das Kettenblatt sieht mir sehr seltsam aus, gibt's solche Ketten überhaupt noch? Viel Erfolg beim Aufbau dieses Schätzchens!

Posted almost 4 years ago

steelbuddie

steelbuddie says:

Danke dir ;-)
Das Kettenblatt sieht so "komisch" aus weil die Zähne eine 1" Teilung haben (heutzutage haben die Kettenblätter 1/2").
Darum sind die 26 Zähne dieses Kettenblatts in etwa mit 52 Zähnen eines modernen Kettenblatts zu vergleichen ;-)

Posted almost 4 years ago

marcus21121

marcus21121 says:

... ist mir erst nach dem Absenden des Posts aufgefallen, sorry für meine Törichtkeit. Wird auf jeden Fall ein mega fettes Teil.

Posted almost 4 years ago

CUMBOT

CUMBOT says:

leggere farbe!

Posted almost 4 years ago

steelbuddie

steelbuddie says:

In live kommt die Farbe noch besser... Ich kann mich garnicht satt sehen :-D

Posted almost 4 years ago

CUMBOT

CUMBOT says:

das ist klasse geworden! glueckwunsch!

Posted almost 4 years ago

steelbuddie

steelbuddie says:

Danke ;-)

Posted almost 4 years ago