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RuFa going through changes

60ies steel track bike made by Rudolf Fauss (hence RuFa). Since I don't come around to rebuilding it era correct, I decided to bin that idea and make it a daily rider, stay tuned for some interesting updates..

Frame:
RuFa 60s track, 55cm, Nervex Prof. lugs, 531, nice lug lining,

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
HT II

Bike History

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

  1. Initial
  2. daily
  3. a new life

Current Stage Info:

My knees can't stand the FG thing no more, so the bike has to adjust...here we go. Widened to 135mm, made some disc tabs, a new bridge and stiffening tube (not pictured)
stay tuned..this is kind of a pre-trial of what to do with the beloved yellow track bike.

Added by ques_one. Last updated about 5 years ago.

As of about 5 years ago, ques_one has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

9 Comments

jankoenig00

jankoenig00 says:

How did you widen it to 135? I'm a little afraid to push my luck on mine.

Posted about 1 year ago

ques_one

ques_one says:

First removed the 'brake' bridge to give it some sideways flexibility, then basically jammed in a threaded rod with some nuts and pushed it out. Rear end was so stiff I left it at like 180 for several days and when I pulled out the rod it remained unchanged at 120, haha Next time around, some heat on the stays did the job.

Posted 10 months ago

jankoenig00

jankoenig00 says:

Alright, thanks. I managed to cold set mine to 130. I'm keeping it rim brake

Posted 10 months ago

Vintage-Trackie

Vintage-Trackie says:

I'm curious ... is the serial number on this early RU-Fa a 3 digit number?
example - 123 ( no letters )
Thank you

Posted over 2 years ago

ques_one

ques_one says:

Don't have it anymore, sorry.

Posted over 2 years ago

ques_one

ques_one says:

Built the frame back up :) It is 01120.

Posted 10 months ago

vp1337

vp1337 says:

Amazing frame,and good job on the build itself.

Posted over 8 years ago

ghostridethewhip

ghostridethewhip says:

+1

Posted about 8 years ago

mus

mus says:

Love the patina on that frame!

Posted over 8 years ago