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Fongers-RIH 1967

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PFG / 58cm / 1967

stock / SR

? / ?

Galli tubular rim on Campy hub / Vittoria tubular

Rigida rim on Simplex hub / Vredestein clincher tire

Sugino Maxy 3-bolt / Shimano

Brooks / stock

? / Sachs

Huret / Shimano Titlist

Dia Compe Centrepull / Weinmann levers

5 speed freewheel / 52 - 42

Dumpsterfind frame (photo3), build up with parts from other dumpster find (photo2).

Now a nice commuter ride, no problem locking this up on the streets, except I should change the front wheel to be totally comfortable with that. Originally this bike was a sportive tourer, as ridden by the late Dutch singer Willy Alberti (photo4).

Fenders make me happy this time of year :)

Rih is a famous brand from Amsterdam, building beautiful frames, winning 63 worldtitles and whatnot. Somewhere in the sixties they joined the famous gents&ladies bike builder Fongers ("the Bugatti of bikes"). Few years later the three large bike-manufacturers Phoenix, Fongers, and Germaan joined hands and under license of Rih, they build this frame of mine. A frame which is almost fifty years old now and has been laying outside in the rain and nasty Dutch weather for probably some years. The fact that it's still a fully functional and nice ride, easy to build up and such and the paint is still kinda OK, shows that this is a quality bike and build to last. People that build it would probably lay screaming in their graves if they knew that today, bikes are made of plastic ;)

People who friended this bike bloom87, pullup, Splined, DirkdenD, campystamp, knapprobert, non-fixie, per.k, Mtbfixed

Totally bad ass

ATB Man I just love this bike,especially the flipped bars.I'd take this beauty over any new bike hands down.

Thanks for the kind remarks!

Thanks for the kind remarks! I wonder what'll happen when I polish the frame?

tubulars on a junk bike !

tubulars on a junk bike ! yeah !!!! digging it !!!!

Junk Bike ?

It's NOT a junk bike ;-) ! It is a real RIH, world famous in the Netherlands. Most Dutch World and Olimpic victories are won on a RIH !

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