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1959 Rickert trackframe #2. (sold)

Hugo Rickert was an artisan frame builder from Dortmund, Germany. Born in 1928, young Hugo found himself without work after the second world war. So the former cyclist learned the art of welding and brazing frames for several years and eventually opened his own workshop in the year 1952. It should become sort of a pilgrimage site for German cycling enthusiasts for the next 5 decades before the workoholic Rickert had to close it in 2002 after three strokes. First he produced frames under the brand name Ric Super but after a lawsuit from a similar named company he changed his brand name to Rickert Spezial Over all the years Rickert built excellent lugged frames mainly from Reynolds tubing. Countless victories were achieved on his bikes. Among them olympic gold medals and world championships. His bikes were indeed ridden in 5 different olympic games! Even if you have not heard of Rickert you may know one of his inventions, the Campagnolo high-low-flange Record hub with two different flange diameters. Being an incredibly leery man who never took an apprentice or helper into the business out of fear that the quality of his frames might be watered down, Hugo build every single bike completely by himself. Only his wife Doris was allowed to take part in the process by lacing spokes and building wheels - and legendarily pinstriping the outlines of the lugs of already painted frames in her kitchen. Our Rickert is from the late 1950s. It is made of Reynolds 531 tubing. And with the original chrome paint a real eye catchet. If you have a heart for special bikes from artisan frame builders, this breathtaking beauty surely will warm it. . 56cm center center 57cm center top 56cm top tube

Reynolds 531

Reynolds 531 / Marque deposee

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
/ BSA threading

27mm seatpost diameter

More Info:
Framenumber: 1059 Original chrome paint no dents no crack 400 Euro Dm for info *sold*

Added by kobe. Last updated almost 5 years ago.

As of almost 5 years ago, kobe has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

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