• RIH Amsterdam

    RIH Super Course In 2017 I received a call from someone who pointed out to me that an old RIH in Haarlem was for sale. The story of RIH fascinates me, so I decided to travel to Haarlem that same weekend. Groningen-Haarlem is a short 2.5 hour drive, but I was happy to go for it. It was a beautiful day and I was used to a ride through the polder. Still, it felt somewhat exaggerated to sit in the car for so long for an old racing bike. But I had fallen for RIH’s story and so it happened. With a healthy dose of excitement I went on my…

  • Koga Miyata Gents-Racer-S

    Last year we were asked to restore this Koga Miyata Gent’s Racer. The bicycle had belonged to an uncle of the client and had been preserved as a ‘family heirloom’. The idea was to completely restore this Koga. Koga Miyata was founded in 1974. Due to the introduction of the short-time working, there will be more time for leisure activities. After the introduction of the Pro-Racer and the Pro-Luxe, among others, Koga introduced the Gents-Racer-S in 1979. This light frame, made of Tange Hi-manga tubes, is assembled with a Shimano 600 EX group. It is a quality product and certainly for that time a bicycle that could be seen. The…

  • The frame size of your racing bike…

    We regularly get the question: “what is the right frame size for my height?” This question is fairly easy to answer. On the internet you will find a lot of tables with the right frame size for your height. But you have to keep in mind that these lists contains only average sizes. Every person has different body proportions. And measurements can generally be quite different. For example, women have relatively longer legs than men have and men have longer arms than women have. So in order to be able to cycle comfortably, the right frame size is required. How you could measure to determine your frame size Method 1:…

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