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Hercules Titanal XR1

This is a very rare bike that was made by Hercules under their Titanal Line of bikes in the mid 1990s. The Titanal line was made up of a road bike as well as a mountain bike; but this is the XR1 or the road racing bike model. The frame and fork are not actually constructed of Titanium, contrary to popular misconception do to the name Titanal. The frame and fork are made of a beautiful aircraft aluminium, similar to an Alan or Vitus but much more advanced. The bike is in beautiful shape and has not had much use or abuse, the frame is free of dents, cracks and has suffered very little due to scratches and oxidation. This bike was made and sold in Germany only, so any info about them online is in German. This bike is very rare even in Germany, but there are next to none of these bikes in North America. Has a full sachs new success, only cranks and hubs are wrong. even the sachs grip tape is original to the bike. The Sachs New Success group is all actually re branded parts, they are not actually made in France.

Frame:
alloy 56cm

Fork/Headset:
Campagnolo headset (sachs)

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Campagnolo Crank

Pedals:
look

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
(sachs)EDCO front and rear derailleurs

Derailleurs/Shifters:
(sachs) Campagnolo Ergo power 8speed Brifters

Handlebars/Stem:
(sachs) Modolo bar and stem

Saddle/Seatpost:
sanmarco

Brakes:
(sachs) Modolo brakes

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Ritchey Aero

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Ritchey Aero

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. Stage 2

Added by mokala. Last updated over 3 years ago.

2 Comments

sloman

sloman says:

So this is a bonded frame? new to me,nice looking rig.

Posted over 3 years ago

mokala

mokala says:

Thanks!! I really dont know if its screwed and glued like alan or press fit like vitus. It is quite a firm riding frame, my alan was very very flexy

Posted over 3 years ago