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1987 Herman Braun trackbike #4.

Picked up this very nice Herman Braun trackbike. I was in contact with the seller for a while and made him a offer as i really wanted to have this in my collection. After a while i recieved a message from the seller that he agreed on my offer. Thanks again Sil i am very happy with this one. Sil also gave me the original specifications that Herman used for the person which he build this frame for in 1987. Frame has the original paint and decals. Check out the tight geometry of this frameset and a nice detail on the seattube with the crimp. Unfortunately the fork has been repainted at a certain stage. The frame also came with a mix of Campagnolo Nuovo Record and C record parts. I made contact with Herman Braun to ask if he could remember if the fork was chrome or maybe painted in the same paintjob and the frame. Herman told me that most probally the fork was chrome. This means that i will rechrome the fork in the future. And that the frameset is made from Reynolds 531 competiotion tubing. Herman also told me that the Campagnolo C record groupset was original when he build the frame. So i will switch out the Campagnolo Nuovo Record parts for C record parts. Herman Braun started his business in 1983. . Herman built his own bicycles since 1983 under the brand name Herman BRAUN, formerly located at the Elementenweg in Spijkenisse, Holland. Herman is very well introduced in the cycling world. As an aspirant he started at PRC Delta in 1969, then he cycled to 1972 as a novice. In 1972, as a 16-year-old, he started as a mechanic for the famous cycling team of Kees Pellers in the tour of Spain. He was also involved in the military cycling team for 3 years, culminating in the world championships in Italy. In 1977, Herman moved to the Gazelle cycling team, which drove upcoming talents such as Jean Paul van Poppel and Eric Breukink. At the end of 1985, Herman stopped as a mechanic to be able to focus entirely on his own company and to continue growing. From 18 September 2010, Braun Cycling is based at the Theemsweg 13 in Spijkenisse, Holland.. In the state-of-the-art workshop Herman has received an excellent partner in his son Dave. Dave is developing rapidly as a very skilled frame builder. The passion and inspiration of son Dave continually invests in new machines to design and build high-tech bicycle frames. Now, however, an even lighter and stronger material especially lightweight steel and titanium. Meanwhile they have the most modern frame construction factory in the Netherlands. Where competition is now building everything in low-wage countries, they adhere to the Dutch artisanal quality, service and guarantee. As a result, everything is handmade and the wishes of the customer are central. Together they form a close team that has returned many cyclists to the cycling pleasure. The pleasure that Herman and Dave radiate when building frames is reflected in the top quality of their products. 60cm center center 61cm center top 58cm top tube

Frame:
Reynolds 531

Fork/Headset:
Reynolds 531 / Campagnolo C record - Stronglight

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Campagnolo NR pista / Shimano

Pedals:
Campagnolo NR pista

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
51-14 / 14T / 52T / Wippermann

Handlebars/Stem:
Cinelli Campione del mondo 66-42 / Cinelli 1A 110mm

Saddle/Seatpost:
Turbo / Campagnolo C record 27.2mm

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mavic MA2 / Campagnolo LF pista / Vredestein Fortezza

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mavic MA2 / Campagnolo LF strada / Vredestein Fortezza

More Info:
Framenumber: 01020 87 To be continued....

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