I have just uploades some pics of a nice old mid-fifties Bauer Reynold
531 frame which I got recently and fixed and cleaned as far as
neccessary. It features the typical Bauer Weltmeister paint scheme in
red and yellow. I am not sure whether the flat touring bars are
original, but as the bike came with fenders this might be possible.
Since the wheels were obviously wrong I build up a set of Altenburger
clincher rims with Pellissier Plume hubs. I have gotten those rare rims
over a time span of 21 years from the same bike store. When I was 16 my
fathter wrecked a rim on my first Bauer (low level just name branded)
and I got the first rim to exchange the bent rim. I used this wheel
quite some time on different bikes until the hub was shot. I trashed the
hub but kept the rim in storage for about two years. Last year I visited
that biek shop again, asking for old parts and he came up with that
second rim he still had, in ist original wrapper. So I polished up the
old rim to complete this nice wheel set. I have found out that these
Altenburger rims were availabel around 1955 thanks to listmember Martin
Appel who just recently has posted some beke catalogues of that era,
showing those rims.
The frame was in need of an derailleur since it came with an huret front
mech and a Shimano 105 rear but also dual cable stops for a Luison Bobet
mech. Since the latter is almost unobtainium I decided to put on the the
Alvit mech you can see in the pics.
As the front fender is cracked and missing a part I am lokking for a
good and usable brilliant red fender. If anybody has one or a set of
matching fenders, I am willing to buy or trade. Please let me know what
Pics of the bike and some other Bauers are here:
Fender colour is here:
BTW: note the nice saddle the bike came with, I think this one alone was worth more than I paid for the whole bike....
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