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Anyone heard of a Bielstein bike?

Old 04-09-20, 11:23 AM
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Anyone heard of a Bielstein bike w/ Zero Uno frame?

My brother found this frame and wanted to know if I wanted it. There appears to be very little to no information on this bike. Any thoughts...low, middle upper end type of bike? Worth restoring?






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Old 04-09-20, 11:29 AM
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One more pic...


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Old 04-09-20, 11:35 AM
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Mid to later 80s frame possibly. Can you find out the tubing, seatpost diamension and BB shell length?

I like those lugs!
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Old 04-09-20, 11:38 AM
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Hmmn
I think I've heard of a Bialystock and Bloom
Didn't Bielstein make performance suspension? (for cars)
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Old 04-09-20, 11:51 AM
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Harold Bielstein is a custom builder out of Rapid City, South Dakota. He hangs out on the frame builder's list on Google Groups. The lugs are from Pacenti back in the era when Kirk used to provide investment cast lugs to custom builders. Just to be clear that is the very upper end of quality. PM me and I will send you Bielstein's email address.

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Old 04-09-20, 07:57 PM
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That is a very nice looking frame, I hope we hear more about both it and the builder!
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Old 04-09-20, 09:18 PM
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I ran across one in a thrift store in San Diego many years ago. I loved the lugs. I sold it to a friend for cheap after a hasty rebuild. It had the appearance of a very high end bike. It was very light and I think had a Columbus tubing sticker. It also came with tubular wheels and tires.
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Originally Posted by clubman View Post
Didn't Bielstein make performance suspension? (for cars)
Bilstein, and they still do.
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Old 05-06-20, 05:26 PM
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So I was able to contact the original frame builder. Hes still in Rapid City. I plan to visit family there later this summer and Hal said he is willing to take a look at the frame to make sure everything is still in order. I plan to repaint the bike as Hal said he thought he still had some decals for that bike.

Should be a fun project.
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