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Old 03-03-23, 09:51 AM
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Hi, new to the forum....wondering if you can help!

Found a RIH Sport bike in a shed recently, so am curious to find out what year it is from. And if it is an "original" RIH, a Fongers one or a Cové ...

I am not allowed to post pictures yet, I have noticed, but I think I managed to upload some images to my album.

Any help appreciated!

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Hi Frank,
I don't see anything in your albums. Could you try again to upload something?
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Thanks DanseMacabre , I think I have managed to create an album now.
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Just a little help from the Netherlands













This is a anti theft engraving, postal code in Alkmaar, the Netherlands.





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I guess a early RIH-Cové, maybe even 1973, the first year of the collaboration with Cové.

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I've just uploaded an album of my rather battered, but much-loved 1977 Bustraan.
I bought it 3 years ago for <£10 on Uk eBay and It’s been used as a town bike & winter trainer and now I’m turning it into a fixed gear audax bike for 200, 300, & 400km events.
I'm considering repainting some of the more rusty bits - does anyone have any ideas on paint matching for the classic 70's Rih Blue?

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Old 03-05-23, 08:32 AM
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Originally Posted by fabiofarelli
I guess a early RIH-Cové, maybe even 1973, the first year of the collaboration with Cové.
Thanks fabiofarelli , I completely forgot we used to have these anti-theft engravings on our bycicles for some time.

I also found this picture of a "RIH/Fongers supersportfiets 1966" on h ttps://fongers.net/rijwielen/1960-1970/

h ttps://i0.wp.com/fongers.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/RIH-links.jpg

Look&feel quit similar to the bike I just found. Some obvious differences too, though.
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Yep, I see. But I did not see a number on the lower head lug, as is usual with RIH/Fongers. And the 181 under the bracket ...
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Hi
I have a 1962 RIH Supercourse sport racing bike I want to sell, but it needs new tyres before I advertise it, I know next to nothing about bicycles!
So can someone please tell me the tyre and inner tube sizes I need to order for it please?
Sorry this site won´t let me post photos, they look about 26"
Thank You!

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Hi,
In your profile you can create an album and upload photo's. Then someone else can post those pictures here.
This is for spam protection, after 10 posts you can paste photo's in your posts.
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Thank You
I have uploaded a few photos to my profile album.

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Hope someone comes along to say something about it.
The whole album:
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Welcome, mandomicky ! That is a nice machine. With the extra set of eyelets in the front and the braze-ons for a rear rack, it seems to have been built for touring, rather than racing.

It does seem to have a shorter wheelbase than my '65 Super. Perhaps they were later additions?



The wheels are almost certainly 700C. Check the rims and what's left of those tires. I would expect to find some markings indicating their size.
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Definitely a touring frame

Well that is a lovely bike, a picture of the frame number on the ballhead would be great. Looking at the seat tube angle, I guess it to be 70 or 71 degrees. Standard for racing bikes is 73 degrees. Like Non-Fixie said, it's a touring or sports bike. The chain stays are long enough to give you room for fenders. And the front fork has quite the rake. Probably to give it a longer wheelbase for a smoother, more relaxed ride. If you add a few more posts, you can add some pictures of the drive train and some close ups of the frame.
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Originally Posted by LeoBoon
Well that is a lovely bike, a picture of the frame number on the ballhead would be great. Looking at the seat tube angle, I guess it to be 70 or 71 degrees. Standard for racing bikes is 73 degrees. Like Non-Fixie said, it's a touring or sports bike. The chain stays are long enough to give you room for fenders. And the front fork has quite the rake. Probably to give it a longer wheelbase for a smoother, more relaxed ride. If you add a few more posts, you can add some pictures of the drive train and some close ups of the frame.
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Here is my RIh, and I’ll share build up pictures soon!

Originally Posted by AlfredoBinda
Hi all, I am new here, and have really enjoyed this particular thread. LeoBoon's stories and pictures are great to see!
Last year, I found a Rih in Enschede during a business trip to the Netherlands, and look forward to sharing and learning more here.
I had been looking for an example, after learning about the history behind the marque and visiting Lester in Van Diemenstraat two years ago.

My frame is nr. 79-124, on the BB so I think it is a Cove (Venlo) example.

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