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Hans Lutz UCI TT

This bike participated at the track world championship 1985 in Bassano, Italy. It was created at the workshop of Hans Lutz. H. Lutz is a formerly Olympic and Western German champion who developed his own brand already during his active career. This bike was made in the beginning of the eighties for G. Schumacher who won the Western German championship in omnium pista in 1981. He raced this bike 1985 at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Bassano at the 1000m time trial. He did not win, but nonetheless he aimed for victory. In the eighties, the times changed. It was impossible to win a sporting competition anymore, without a scientifically structured approach in both: preparation of the athlete, like training plan and alimentation, and developing of the equipment for that only purpose. Considering the tremendous amount of research went into the construction process of this bike like wind channel testing I think it is better called ambition or quest rather than bicycle. Needless to mention it is equipped with the best parts available at that time. But the frame is most interesting. Everything is optimised. The tubes are ovalised Columbus SLX. The lugs are cut with grinded edges in order to reduce drag and save weight. The work was done in a way that brings tears of veneration to your eyes. It is minimalized perfection and pure craftsmanship. It's like an arrow, once released it just flies forward.

Frame:
Hans Lutz Columbus SLX

Fork/Headset:
24" fork / Campagnolo pista

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Campagnolo pista

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
24"

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Fluidisc

More Info:
Thanks to another enthusiast I could add some pictures of an older article showing the bikes racing at the '86 championship at Colorado Springs.

Added by Thor. Last updated 11 months ago.

11 Comments

kobe

kobe says:

Very nice man . i just found a frameset from him wiht Columbus Air tubing.. is it ok if i use your info ?

Posted over 2 years ago

Thor

Thor says:

i_(o.o)_i

Posted over 2 years ago

steelbuddie

steelbuddie says:

Schönet Ding!

Posted almost 3 years ago

evisu

evisu says:

Das ist kein "Sprinter", sondern ein Zeitfahrrad.

Posted almost 3 years ago

Thor

Thor says:

akzeptiert ;-)

Posted almost 3 years ago

HiNrg

HiNrg says:

schöne Räder + Geschichten :)

Posted almost 4 years ago

VintageSpace

VintageSpace says:

Beauty

Posted almost 4 years ago

chalybeius

chalybeius says:

Nice writing! Thanks

Posted almost 4 years ago

kobe

kobe says:

SOOOOOO good!!

Posted almost 4 years ago

Thor

Thor says:

I am still looking for a proper front wheel. I got a 28h Textima-rim left. May be I build something up with a high flange hub. Though a disc would be better.

Posted almost 4 years ago

staylurkn

staylurkn says:

love.

Posted about 4 years ago