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Herman Braun track bike (Van Tuyl livery)

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Herman Braun / 59 c-t / 1986?

Cinelli Criterium / Cinelli 1a

Campy mixed with Gazelle headset

Campy Record Pista / Mavic CXP 14 / Michelin

idem dito

Campy Nuove Gran Sport (modified to pista) / Campy Pista BB in Cinelli BB-shell

Rolls / Campy c-record

Look / ?


This is a very well made example from the 80's (1986?). The build quality clearly shows when you look up close. Tubing is unknown, but I hope they still have serial number archives in Spijkenisse with more info. The frame has been painted in Van Tuyl livery, probably a sponsor thing. Also decals of the Nijmegen based team Groenewoud are on the frame. Previous owner told me a Groenewoud rider won a national title on this bike back in the day (time trial).

Braun started as a mechanic (aged 16!) in the successful teams of Kees Pellenaars and later Gazelle-Vredestein. He started building frames in the early 80's and quit his job as a mechanic in '86.
Herman Braun still builds high end custom steel frames together with his son. On their website, there's a lot of interesting info on modern steel frame building among other stuff.

People who friended this bike moik, pullup, blutspur, 8Aaron8, vqstaphbeard, chefn8, spader725, parkman14, ravelax, per.k, johnfixie, phantom1313, campystamp, bdawe, Ravi1990

Rear bridge

Pretty bike, but I can't imagine that it would have changed the ride an iota to have moved that brake bridge up a centimeter.

Could be just a little

Could be just a little 'spielerei' from Herman ;)

That Thing is Serious

Just beautiful. For a track bike like that, the tubing's got to be high quality. Love the paint.

nice piece Don!

nice piece Don!

Beautiful bike! I had a HB

Beautiful bike! I had a HB road frame once but it was too large for me. I recall the fine craftsmanship though.

Rims appear to be Mavic CXP

Rims appear to be Mavic CXP 14's.

They sure look like 'em, but

They sure look like 'em, but the lack of a clear breaking surface makes me unsure about that.

CXP 14s

CXP 14s sidewalls were not machined. CXP 30s were CXP 14s with machined sidewalls.

CXP 14's it is!

CXP 14's it is!

Boom! I have a set along

Boom! I have a set along with a set of CXP 12's. They make for nice looking track rims.

Looks very sharp Don :)

Looks very sharp Don :)

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