Rickert Spezial Cromovelato Road Bike

Special Price €1,999.00
Regular Price €2,399.00
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ID: 17440
Manufacturer: Rickert Spezial
Size: 60 cm
Condition: The bike is in excellent and collectible condition. The frame has no cracks no dents and is not bent. The chrome and paint are original and in great condition. All parts are working fine and were thoroughly checked.
Era: 1980s
Storage: SVBC
Product ID: 17440
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 collectible bicycle 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 adequate Campagnolo Record Delta groupset.
And it would not be a Rickert Spezial without a special colour. Well in our case the frameset is a fully shiny chromed one with a fading translucent cromovelato lacquer on top! And back then Mr. Rickert took some serious extra money for this service.

If you have a heart for bikes from artisan frame builders, this breathtaking beauty surely will warm it.

If you would like to ride L'Eroica on this beauty, we could easily adapt it to the cause.
Frame & Fork Rickert Spezial; Reynolds 531 Designer Select
Front Derailleur Campagnolo C-Record
Rear Derailleur Campagnolo C-Record
Headset Campagnolo Record
Crankset Campagnolo C-Record; 172,5 mm; 52/39 ratio
Bottom Bracket Edco Competition
Stem Cinelli; 110 mm
Stem bar Cinelli Giro d'Italia; 41 cm
Shifters Campagnolo C-Record
Brakes Campagnolo C-Record Delta
Brake levers Campagnolo C-Record
Hubs Campagnolo C-Record; 6-speed; 24/14 ratio
Rims Campagnolo Omega; 700c clinchers
Tires Challenge Elite; 622/20 clinchers
Seat post Campagnolo C-Record
Seat Selle San Marco Rolls NEW
Handlebar tape Plastic ribbon NEW
Pedal not included
Chain YBN Classic; hard plated NEW
Seat Tube (c-t): 60 cm
Top Tube (c-c): 56 cm
Head Tube: 17 cm
Standover: 84 cm
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