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1975 RICKERT basket case

Old 06-25-13, 01:42 AM
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1975 RICKERT basket case

I bought this thinking that it was a cool light vintage steel frame that I could strip, paint clean up, put a modern group and wheels, and ride. I have been advised that I shouldn't do that because the bike may be devalued if I remove the old decals and paint, etc.

I don't really want to do a full resto and I'm not sure I can deal with the rat bike look of keeping it all original.

The bike is disassembled and complete, I got it from the original owner. I guess I just want to know if the bike is worth saving as original? The frame is a 53, it has a 27mm seat post, campagnolo gran sport Gruppo, Weinman 993 levers and calipers.

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Old 06-25-13, 09:10 AM
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Of course it is worth keeping original. I am not familiar with the brand but CampI GS group suggest a nice midlevel bike. Will it fit you? Use it as a learning experience, clean everything up, wax the frame and fork, put it back togather and ride it around for a bit. Then you can sell it and move on to the next project.



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Old 06-25-13, 10:34 AM
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I have owned a couple Rickerts. Top notch frames. Hugo Rickert built frames for the German national team as well as top pro riders, Danny Clark and Patrick Sercu to name a couple. Track frames were his forte but also built many road bikes. Rare would be the term to describe any Rickert frame, built by one man, limited quantity, many custom fitted to a particular rider. Rickert is also noted as ordering high/low Campy hubs and fitting them on German Olympic bikes in 1972. Started a whole craze of high/low flange hub designs in the 70's.

It would be a great project to bring that bike back to its former glory. I don't know if you can find decals, but someone must have made them at some time. Fairly simple paint work on Rickerts.

My Rickert, now ridden by my brother. 1965 vintage.
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Thanks for the replies. The frame is my size, it fits perfect and is very light. If I decide to pass this along how much is a reasonable price to ask? As it is currently.
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Build it up. It's not in that bad of condition. Is that a Cinelli steel handlebar stem?

Its all taken apart. Start cleaning and polishing. You might be surprised at the outcome. Most bikes I deal with start out in similar condition. I wouldn't invest anything more than new cables and a chain in it till you see how it turns out.
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OK, I'll give it a go, the pictures really don't show all the horror. I'm not sure if the stem is a Cinelli, there is too much flaking and pitting to see the name if any, I'll clean it up and post a pic later. Thanks for the inspiration.

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Making progress

Cleaned up a little today. The chain rings are splitting, the deraillers and stem are ugly but functional. The fork is almost completely de chromed. This is going to be a blast to ride!


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It's finished, rear wheel is not perfect but it will do for now. How did I do?


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Looks pretty nice to me.
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Sweet! Nice job!
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Excellent Job! What's next?
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Excellent Job! What's next?
Next is, my wife wants a closet system installed....yay!
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