"Richard Depoorter" project

Submitted by dciadmin... on Sat, 01/16/2021 - 13:06

When riding a vintage bicycle and someone calls you and says 'look what I've got here to get rid of', it's happy days. Fell in love with the lugs, internationally seen (Cinelli, Galmozi, BRH, JNA, Aandewiel, ...) and most propable casted in sand by EKLA (Belgium). To honour a Flandrien named Richard Depoorter who won two times Luik-Bastenaken-Luik but unfortunatly died under mysterious circumstances in the Tour of Switzerland 1948, the bike is called 'La Doyenne'

Model: 
Year: '60 ies
Frame Size: 
Serial number: 3
Tubing: Chrom-Molybdeen
Crankset: 
Bottom Bracket:
Pedals: 
Front Derailleur: 
Rear Derailleur: 
Shifters: 

Front Hub: 
Rear Hub: 
Handlebars and Stem: 
Headset: 
Brakeset:
Seat:
Seatpost: 
Extra: EKLA lugs
 

 

vintage steel race bike Richard Depoorter La Doyenne
After restoration, decals still to be applied

 

Stan-Ockers-en-Depoorter-Ronde-van-Zw -1948
Stan Ockers and Richard Depoorter in the Tour of Switzerland, 16th of  june 1948, Thun-Aldorf 134,4 km. Richard did not arrive that day ...

 

"Corsa Sportivo"
In the fork, stamped 'chrome molybdeen'

 

"Corsa Sportivo"
Headtube before restoration

 

vintage Corsa Sportivo
Headtube with Ekla lugs and Ekla "D" forkcrown after restoration

 

Vintage de poorter bike
Ekla

 

"Corsa Sportivo"
Dropout before

 

Corsa Sportivo
Dropout after with a "3"

 

Vintage lugs
EKLA sand casted bracket

 

"Corsa Sportivo"
Bracket after restoration, with grease nipple

 

"Corsa Sportivo"
Some soldering work had to been done ...

 

"Corsa Sportivo"
The Cyclo front derailleur is waiting to be mounted

 

"Corsa Sportivo"
Seattube decals
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"Corsa Sportivo"
Headtube decal 

 

vintage steel race bike Richard Depoorter La Doyenne
The application of this artwork (from the hand of Ian Da Costa) required surgical precision

 

vintage steel race bike Richard Depoorter La Doyenne
La Doyenne and Richard Depoorter joined together

 

 

Year
1960's
Info
Belgium
de-poorter-frame

Comments

Ik zie dat Ekla een Belgische firma was die tot jaren '70 zandgegoten lugs maakte. Ik zie die lugs ook bvb in fietsen van de jaren '60 van België/Nederland (BRH Belgisch Rijwiel Huis/Jan Nieuwenhoff A'dam/... ) tot in Italië (Cinelli/Galmozzi/ ...) terug. 

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