Fongers-RIH wegfiets
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Model: wegfiets
Brand: Fongers-RIH
Category: Road Race
Years: Early 1960's - Early 1970's
Country: Netherlands
Production: Unknown
Sold As: Unknown
Material: Steel
Construction: Lugged
Drivetrain: Derailleurs
Wheel Size: 700c
Added By: Elev12K on 09/27/11
Updated By: Elev12K on 09/27/11
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Model General Information

The Fongers-RIH line of bicycles was result of a close cooperation between the manufacturer of the best traditional Dutch bicycles (Fongers, Groningen) and the builder of successfull individually crafted competition bicycles (RIH Bustraan, Amsterdam). The Fongers built RIH line up consisted of lightweight gents and ladies bikes and thoroughbred roadbikes. The later were also built in Amsterdam, but in Groningen they were built in small series.

The cooperation offered advantages for both parties: Fongers could draw from the expertise on lightweight bicycles RIH pocessed and it enabled them to establish a line of fine lightweights next to their traditional Dutch bike offerings. RIH found in Fongers a partner capable to build RIH bicycles to the highest standards in small series. 

Primary Example:Fongers-RIH wegfiets (1968)
Years:1968Sold As:Unknown
Bottom Bracket:English/ISO: 1.370 x 24Brake Mounting:Exterior Nutted
Brake Bridge:ReinforcedDerailleur Cable Routing:Clamp-on
Lug Style:Brake Guides:2x, offset to right under downtube
Fork Style:Curved BladesSeat Stays:
Fork Crown Style:Flat CrownMain Tubing:
Rear Dropouts:HorizontalColor(s):cherry red, chrome
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