Rickert Spezial Classic Road Bicycle 1980s

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ID: 19162
Manufacturer: Rickert Spezial
Size: 57 cm
Condition: The bike is in good condition. The frame has no cracks no dents and is not bent. There are some blemishes on the original paintjob like little abrasions ans small scratches. All parts are working fine and were thoroughly checked.
Era: 1980s
Available in store: Wilhelmstr. 91, 10117 Berlin (BMB 02-08)
Product ID: 19162

Hugo Rickert was an artisan frame builder from Dortmund, Germany. Born in 1928, young Hugo found himself without work after the second world war. So the former cyclist learned the art of welding and brazing frames for several years and eventually opened his own workshop in the year 1952. It should become sort of a pilgrimage site for German cycling enthusiasts for the next 5 decades before the workoholic Rickert had to close it for good in 2002 after three strokes.

First he produced frames under the brand name Ric Super but after a lawsuit from a similar named company he changed his brand name to Rickert Spezial.

Over all the years Hugo Rickert built excellent lugged frames mainly from Reynolds tubing. Countless victories were achieved on his bikes. Among them Olympic gold medals and world championships. His bikes have indeed been ridden in 5 different Olympic games!

Being an incredibly leery man who never took an apprentice or helper into the business out of fear that the quality of his frames might be watered down, Hugo build every single bike completely by himself! Only his wife Doris was allowed to take part in the process by lacing spokes and building wheels - and legendarily pinstriping the outlines of the lugs of already painted frames in her kitchen.

This Rickert Spezial classic road bike is made of the outstanding Reynolds 531 tubing. In this case it is the Designer Select edition, which allowed frame builders to choose from different gauges to form whichever frame result they were going for.
The fork has the famous Cinelli Crown which Rickert used most of the time.
All components are formed around a beautiful Campagnolo Croce d'Aune groupset with Delta brakes. But other parts are very fine, too. The cockpit has been provided by Cinelli and the wheelset based on Campagnolo Record hubs features the exquisite Mavic 4 Ceramic rims. These were extremely expensive back then and are highly sought after these days, when well kept like these ones.

This artisanal frame equipped with beautiful Campagnolo components is a great choice for Eroica events or simply for all that could appreciate the craftsmanship and beauty of this bike.

Frame & Fork Rickert Spezial - Reynolds 531 Designer Select
Front Derailleur Campagnolo
Rear Derailleur Campagnolo Croce d'Aune
Headset Campagnolo Croce d'Aune
Crankset Campagnolo Croce d'Aune; 170 mm; 52/39
Bottom Bracket Campagnolo Record
Stem Cinelli; 12 cm
Stem bar Cinelli Campione del Mondo 41 cm
Shifters Campagnolo C-Record
Brakes Campagnolo Croce d'Aune Delta
Brake levers Campagnolo C-Record
Hubs Camoagnolo Record; 7-speed; 21/12 ratio
Rims Mavic Open 4 Ceramic; 700C clinchers
Tires Michelin Dynamic Classic; 622/25 clinchers
Seat post Campagnolo Croce d'Aune
Seat Selle San Marco Concor Supercorsa NEW
Handlebar tape Synthetic leather ribbon NEW
Pedal not included
Chain YBN hard plated NEW
Seat Tube (c-t): 57 cm
Top Tube (c-c): 56 cm
Head Tube: 14.5 cm
Standover: 81 cm
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