Bikes: 1 trek, serotta, rih, de Reus, Pogliaghi and finally a Zieleman! and got a DeRosa
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anikan (aka darth),
oh yes indeed.
RIH are particularly known for their track bikes a large number of their National championships and
world titles were won on the track. Very nice bike, care to tell us more about it?
I've been thinking I need a RIH track bike to match the road bike I have above.
Sono più lento di quel che sembra.
Odio la gente, tutti.
Here is my 83 or 84 Batavus competition. I purchased the frameset a few months ago from member JunkYardBike, finally got around to taking a pic. Pretty much a budget build for me with a real mix of parts, but it rides and shifts beautifully. I think my friends in Groningen would approve!
1981 - I have the correct RD on the shelf waiting to be installed to really seal the deal. This is an aggressive fit for me, but it is so comfortable I am second guessing everything I thought I knew about bike fit, with my crazy long arms and the lower but shorter cockpit I almost feel less strain on my shoulders and neck, it's bizarre, insanely fast this one is, I an certain if I did a TT on this I would be faster than on my Marinoni with campy 10 speed. They weigh nearly the same.
1 Super Record bike, 1 Nuovo Record bike, 1 Pista, 1 Road, 1 Cyclocross/Allrounder, 1 MTB, 1 Touring, 1 Fixed gear
@ cyclotoine: Hey Anthony, I really dig that build - looks very nice!
@ cuda2k: The second photo of the white Gazelle is a great shot! The light of these last sunbeams before dusk makes very special pictures!
Originally Posted by caloso
It was huge fun to pass a CF tri bike with Zipps.
Priceless. I would have loved to see that !
Here are those of mine that are currently built.
Some of you might already know the pics - sorry, but I don't have any better photos yet.
First of all my lightest bike, used for what I call "training" , a 1985 Batavus Professional made of Reynolds 531 C with quite slim seatstays and a very gracile fork.
Great all-round geometry.
This is what could also be described as "tank-like", a custom built 1982 Vittorio Strada made of Columbus SP tubing. Very tough bike, virtually indestructible.
[The brand is of from Alkmaar, a small city with a very famous Cheese Market where white clothed guild's members carry wheels of cheese on wooden barrows to and from a 14th Century weighhouse every friday morning. Really!]
My most comfortable tourer, a 1979 RIH, Reynolds 531 db tubing with very beefy seatstays and a rather mild geometry.
My little dutch princess "Maxima", a full Reynolds 531 db racer in a girl's bike's disguise (I promised I wouldn't say anything about her age ... ).
Maxima's handsome mate "Willem", a 1981 Champion Mondial A-frame.
Not shown is number six, a royal blue track bike handmade by Leo Koorn - Columbus PS tubing with forged Zeus dropouts and a Zeus track fork.
As the saying goes: If it ain't dutch - it ain't worth much !
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Reason: oh grammar!
Bikes: Kirk Frameworks JKS-C, Serotta Nova, Gazelle AB-Frame, Fuji Team Issue, Schwinn Crosscut, All-City Space Horse
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Cool Steel: I love that RIH. A bit more relaxed than the A-Frame Gazelle it appears, just the sort of bike I will (eventually) be looking to fill the last place in my collection. Always liked the very simple and understated graphics of the RIH as well.
Jon: yeah, the RIH's frame angles make for a very relaxed ride, I know of no Gazelle pro model that could deliver that.
Would complement your collection quite well, I think (but beware - not all RIHs have this geometry!).