Heinz Paupitz is one of those framebuilders who are rarely known outside of Germany. But there is no one who knows him and does not admire his work or the person behind it. He had a long career in making frames, starting in the middle of the 20th century and working well up to an old age. When he closed his shop in Berlin Wedding, he started to get engaged in the professional education of young people in Eastern Germany surroundings of Berlin.
Heinz became pretty famous for the bikes he made in the 1950s to the 1970s like this 1970 Paupitz road bike, handmade in Berlin. In a time when bike frames often collapsed under harsh conditions and in crashes, Paupitz was proud to say that not even one of his frames has ever cracked. That is indeed remarkable considering that he made frames for the strongest riders. On his bikes European and World championships were won.
The traditional Paupitz frame trusted on Reynolds 531 tubing and Nervex lugs. He could easily get the lugs since he was working in the French occupied quarter of Berlin Wedding
An authentic Paupitz bike in this condition is extremely hard to find. Here, due to a special paintjob, everything looks as if the bike was not older than two or three years!
A rare and collectible piece of cycling history.
|Size (Center-Top)||60 cm|
|Top Tube||58 cm|
|Head Tube||17 cm|
|Shifters||Campagnolo Nuovo Record|
|Crankset||Campagnolo Nuovo Record; 170mm; 52/42|
|Bottom Bracket||Campagnolo Record|
|Rims||Mavic 700c tubular|