Posts Tagged ‘titanium’

Fritz Fleck of Flema.

August 5, 2010

There is a great interview with Fritz Fleck over at Speedbicycles.

Fritz Fleck born in Germany in 1928. A technical designer and manufacturer who made ( probably ) the first titanium road and track bike frames, under the Flema brand (FLeck, MAnnheim).

Flema Campionissimo, Germany, 1972.

More photos of this magnicent beast… Here.

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Max Titariwhat?

June 28, 2010

Look Scans.

March 4, 2010

Titanium Hotness.

February 26, 2010

It’s another Speedbicycles banger!

There are so many amazing details on this bicycle, I cannot show all of them but if you would like to see more just peep the link.

Spotted.

Speedwell Birmingham.

January 5, 2010

Looking at the base of the poster adorned with Luis Ocana you will see that he is riding a Titalite Speedwell bicycle. I did not know this but Speedwell bicycles were made here in Birmingham and more specifically Witton, only paces from where I spent my early years.

Does anyone have more info on Speedwell? As the scale of this find is massive for me! I would love to find out more on this Birmingham based manufacturer but the trusty net does not yeild great information on this occasion.

The bicycle seen here is:
1977 Speedwell Titanium

Lightweight professional road bike (8.2kg). Titanium framework #67706 equipped with Campagnolo Record/Super Record plus some tuning parts. Early lightweight aero tubular rims from Assos, Switzerland, rear wheel with Campagnolo HiLo hub.

Spotted here.
Big up Joe for the heads.

Also kind of weird don’t you think – Speedwell / Spinwell both from Birmingham. Hmmmm.

Hardy’s Ti Enigma.

May 6, 2009

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So it is finally built and what a good job Hardy has done with it, That H plus Sons with the gold nipples looks hot to death! According to the man himself it is not quite finished, another H plus Sons on the rear and a set of black Nitto drops will finally put a cap on it. Word up Homie, you have finally succumbed to the aesthetics and benefits of the drops, you won’t regret it.

Yesterday I had a quick razz on the enigma and I can say that it is as stiff and responsive as any bike I have ridden and pretty damn light too although I don’t know how I am feeling about the unorthodox toe clip ( less ) toe straps but if it works for Hardy then I am good with it.

Nice work, now let’s get some miles in.

Hardy’s new frame.

April 17, 2009

Hardy dropped by me yesterday to show off his brand new frame, The very same frame he has been waiting for for what seems a lifetime.

Finally the wait has paid off and here it is. His custom Enigma Titanium track frame. Damn son that frame is tight.

Real nice work Hardy I can’t wait to see it complete and yes, thank goodness they didn’t drill the bridge!

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