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RIH 1981

According to research, frame 94 of 250 made by Wim Van Der Kaaij in Amsterdam. Van Der Kaaij began working at RIH in 1948 and took over the shop in Amsterdam from the Bustraan family in 1972. RIH Sport never really bothered much with consumer marketing. Because of legal issues Van der Kaaij was not allowed to produce more than 250 RIH-branded frames per year, and he could easily sell those to the professional racing crowd and well-endowed amateurs. Given the race results, his frame-building skills matched those of Ernesto Colnago, Ugo de Rosa or Gerald O'Donovan, but outside the small circle of people who've ridden his bikes hardly anyone has ever heard of him.

Frame:
Reynolds 531

Fork/Headset:
Reynolds 531/Campagnolo Nuovo Record

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Campagnolo Nuovo Record

Pedals:
Campagnolo Nuovo Record

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
6 speed

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Campagnolo Nuovo Record

Handlebars/Stem:
Cinelli/Cinelli

Saddle/Seatpost:
Pearl Izumi Flolite/Campagnolo Nuovo Record

Brakes:
Campagnolo Nuovo Record

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Weinmann Concave 700c/Campagnolo Nuovo Record/Specialized Turbo LS 700x23c

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Weinmann Concave 700c/Campagnolo Nuovo Record/Specialized Turbo LS 700x23c

Accessories:
Leather (original?) bartape

More Info:
Company was founded in 1921 - 60th Anniversary sticker indicates a 1981 model. Serial Number 81 94.

Added by rideandgoseek. Last updated over 2 years ago.

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