Three Beauties

The three bikes pictured below (and their riders!) took part in the Gütersloh RTF ride a couple of weeks ago.GTautobahn One more ride in great weather, with a wonderful organisation, good food (although I was told due to the huge number of participants it became somewhat scarce towards the end), and another opportunity to have compassion with car drivers.

The most interesting bike in my opinion was this Stevens because here´s a great looking frame off a major brand´s peg again. Is steel on its way back into the mainstream?

XStevfullIt´s based on the Royal Blue 91 race frame, introduced to fete the millionth frame sold by Stevens I was told by the owner. I couldn´t find any info like this on the Stevens website, but the price tag of 799 Euros for frame, fork and headbearing seems rather reasonable.

The only issue I have with the frame is that using Reynolds, Tange, Columbus or what have you quality tubing would surely not have made that much of a difference pricewise. As it is, the website says that tubing is CroMo which I find a shame considering so much work goes into the frame building and the preparation of the fleur de lys lugs. Anyhow, it´s a beauty.

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I don´t think the other two of the bikes need any introduction, the Rickert and the Tommasini are just classics.

Tombb Tomseatstay Tomseatcl Tomreardo Tomhead TomfullHere´s the Rickert – a genuine Reynolds 753 frame. The lady riding it is fully aware of what she´s got, luckily. She is the first owner, too.

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2 Comments

  1. Harrie Hofstede
    Posted May 26, 2015 at 6:39 pm | Permalink | Reply

    http://www.stevensbikes.de/2015/index.php?bik_id=252&cou=NL&lang=de_DE

    • Posted May 27, 2015 at 10:13 am | Permalink | Reply

      Thanks, Harrie, found it. So the story about the millionth frame is true.
      Funny: I wrote the post yesterday, also accessed the Stevens website yesterday for the price, and today I see that it has gone up by 16 Euros.

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