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1977 Diamant Track Bike

This track bike, with the rare olive paint, was built in 1977 in the Diamant bike factory in Karl-Marx-Stadt in former GDR. It was used as a training bike at the “SG Dynamo Forst” (SG = Sportgemeinschaft = sports association) and came to me with a stronglight crankset and bottom bracket. For normal athletes it was complicated and expensive to grab hands on Italian or French parts so this bike was maybe used by a better driver. That’s why I built this bike up with some of the best parts you can get in the '70s like campagnolo hubs, a stronglight seatpost or the Elsner track bar and not with that standard Diamant/Renak parts. Because of the exclusive parts and the good size of the frame this bike is used as my new “track bitch”.

Frame:
Diamant track

Fork/Headset:
Diamant/Renak track

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Stronglight track 165mm/Stronglight track

Pedals:
Infesto track

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Stronglight 50t/Campagnolo 15t/Wipperman track chain

Handlebars/Stem:
Elsner track bar (replica)/Elsner sprint stem

Saddle/Seatpost:
Favorit plastic with leather cover/stronglight patent

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mavic GP4/Campagnolo Record Pista/Continental Sonderklasse

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mavic GP4/Campagnolo Record Pista/Continental Sonderklasse

Accessories:
Original cork plugs

Added by steelbuddie. Last updated almost 3 years ago.

11 Comments

Nathap470

Nathap470 says:

Thats quite the aggressive drop, looks so mean!

Posted almost 3 years ago

steelbuddie

steelbuddie says:

Yes it is ;-)

Posted almost 3 years ago

hay

hay says:

What a beauty!!!
and that badge lol

Posted over 3 years ago

steelbuddie

steelbuddie says:

Thanks :-)
The badge is since the '70s on the frame and includes the inventory number of the former track club ;-)

Posted over 3 years ago

kobe

kobe says:

OOh nice love this colour
and that stem :)
nice job man

Posted over 3 years ago

steelbuddie

steelbuddie says:

Thanks Kobe :-)
Yes the colour is great!

Posted over 3 years ago

Sideshowbob

Sideshowbob says:

Lovely

Posted over 3 years ago

steelbuddie

steelbuddie says:

Thanks dude :-)

Posted over 3 years ago

-Gil-L-

-Gil-L- says:

Awesome!

Posted over 3 years ago

steelbuddie

steelbuddie says:

thx :-)

Posted over 3 years ago

ghostridethewhip

ghostridethewhip says:

+1

Posted over 3 years ago