Posts Tagged ‘rih’

RIH Track Hotness.

December 19, 2010

Mr. Wim van der Kaaij told that this unconventional track bike was built after Graeme Obree broke Francesco Mosers hour record on a home built bike in 1993. Mr. van der Kaaij keeps it in his shop for historical reasons although he calls it “ugly and heavy”.

Is that a fork crown? Nice.
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Is this guy for real?

November 16, 2010

Damn, son. That’s some collection you have there…. I’d say you need to cool off and think about letting some of your hotness go!

R I H.

September 23, 2009


Oh snap! I remember you. I chewed this guy’s ears off for over half an hour once… sorry!

He told me he had worked in that very store on Westerstraat for like 60 years so I had to come with at least a good handful of FAQs. Really nice guy though and very helpful, if you are ever in the ‘Dam’ you must go check out RIH.

Anyway peep the vids and props to Sam at FGL for putting them up.

Amsterdam here I come!

February 12, 2009


I go to Amsterdam in a week or so ( I can’t wait ) and while I am there I am going to pay a visit here, to RIH.

Apparently they can build you a custom frame for between 1000 – 2000 euros. Ouch!
That’s a bit much for me but that aside I can’t get enough of old bike stores with loads of history and that is definately true with RIH.

Look out for a plethora of pics upon my return, oh and perhaps a very light wallet.

I am also looking to hook up with the guys from Rotterdam fixed… they seem like real nice guys and hopefully I can grip a tyre I have been after while I am out there too.


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