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 Post subject: rat rod custom
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:21 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:05 pm
Posts: 43
Hi, can anyone help identify what bike this is...?

File comment: There was no threads in the BB so bonded the BB cups in, seems to have worked!
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File comment: R I C super course...?
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 Post subject: Frame
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:40 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:57 pm
Posts: 643
Think it is made in Holland

Ric was a bike used by one of the teams in the 60/70's

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:49 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:05 pm
Posts: 43
Cool thanks! its had a hard life bit it rides really well !
i bought it off e bay a long time ago from a guy in scotland so holland is a real suprise!

 Post subject: RIC Super
PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:54 am 

Joined: Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:23 am
Posts: 2
That's an interesting bike you have. The badge may say RIC, but it's not a RIC.

RIC were manufactured in Hugo Rickert's home workshop in what was then West Germany between 1957 and 1958, a period of about 1.5 years, before Mr. Rickert was sued for trademark infringement and ordered to stop using the name "RIC". He then continued his business but under his full last name "Rickert".

RIC bicycles used ornate lugs, fancy chromovelato finishes, and pulley derailleur cable guides on top of the bottom bracket. The bicycle you have has none of these, and the lugwork and fork crown appears to be perhaps a Vagner? Also the BB is not threaded, whereas RIC always had threaded.

Send me a PM and I'll give you a link to my RIC Super (road bike) and a Rickert track bike.

There are a couple of German websites that mention a brief history of Hugo Rickert. Mr. Rickert was alive but retired as of about 3 years ago when I heard from a mutual friend who happens to live not too far from me, here in Southern California.

I would be interested in seeing better pictures of your frame to see if I can identify it.



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