RIH-SPORT 1963

About

About this bike

Not so many people now RIH, but actually it's one of the most famous and quality wise best brands that the Netherlands had ever known.  More than 60 world and olympic titles were won on a RIH bike.

RIH was founded in 1921 by brothers William and Joop Bustraan, they were one of the first frame builders that could build lightweight steel frames.  Among their customers was Gerrit Schulte, who became world champion in 1948 chase by defeating the great Fausto Coppi. Other famous cyclists were  Arie van Vliet, Jan Derksen and Jan Pronk. Also gerrie Knetemann won the Amstel Gold Race on a RIH painted in Mercier colours. Later in the early 90s Leontien van Moorsel and Ingrid Haringa became world champion on the track at an RIH. 

The RIH-SPORT I am selling is probably made in 1963, original owner was Mr. jeuckels according to the RIH archive. The framenumber is 7053.  I don't now the exact history but I bought the bike from the 3th owner, a former pro ice skater that lived in Amsterdam. The Record group it is equipped with is from the beginning of the 70's, so probably this wasn't the group that came original with the bike. The bike is more then half a century old and you can see that. The decals are almost gone and it has some nice patina here and there. More important is that this is a unique piece of Dutch bike history. Look for example at the lugs. Those are the very rare and early Nervex lugs that were widely used during the 60's when Bocama (BCM) lugs were not available. 

 Please take a look at this very rare peace of Dutch bike history..

SIZE

  • Seat Tube CC:

    58 cm

  • Top Tube CC:

    57.,5 cm

  • Standover height:

    82 cm

  • Headtube:

    15 cm

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SIZE

Parts list 

  • Front derailleur

    Campagnolo Nuovo record

  • Front derailleur

    Campagnolo Nuovo record

  • Gear Shifters

    Campagnolo Nuovo record

  • Crankset

    Campagnolo Nuovo record

  • Bottom Bracket

    Campagnolo Nuovo record

  • Brake levers

    Campagnolo Nuovo record

  • Brake calipers

    Campagnolo Nuovo record

  • Handlebar

    3TTT

  • Stem

    3TTT

  • Head-set

    LCampagnolo Nuovo record

  • Seat-post

    Campagnolo Nuovo record

  • Saddle

    Brooks B17

  • Hubs

    Campagnolo  record High Flange

  • Rims

    Mavic GP4

  • Freewheel

    Maillard 

  • Pedals

    Not included

  • Chain

    Sedis

  • Tires

    Wolber