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my new vintage is done - many picsmoschika
Jul 8, 2003 4:48 PM
i still have yet to really take it for a ride but it's more or less done.

this is my first bike with tubulars and it's also my first wheel build. i did the front wheel and had it checked out. still don't know anything about Ruegger, who they were, where they were made, etc. it's become my 'mystery' bike. but i'm guessing early 80's because of the parts spec when i found it. if you know anything about this bike i would really appreciate it. and/or can speculate on level of quality given what you've seen.

but i think it might be too tall. but i'll find out when i take it for some rides.

front-side view

full frontal

front lug work and fork. i also think those 600 shifters are the coolest.

more 600 arabesque parts. this came with a mix of DA and arabesque parts so i cleaned and polished them up.

rear seat junction

i also like how all the bridges have this little 'diamond' mount.

and finally underneath are bb slots. there is a serial number #0015475 and then a '3' on the otherside . and i've fixed the 'loose' cable.
Zuerich bike shopmicha
Jul 8, 2003 7:35 PM
There's a bike shop in Zuerich, Switzerland with the name of Ruegger. A quick German-language google about Zuerich bike shops got this about the shop:

"Ruegger, Friesenbergstr. 38 (often times closed, but with a great shop window with vintage stuff)"

It's possible that this shop purchased unbadged frames to build them up into a house brand bike. Very common in Europe. I rode a house-branded 2nd quality Colnago in Europe in the mid-1970's.
Zuerich bike shopmoschika
Jul 8, 2003 9:01 PM
hmmmmm... i never realized they did things like that. so really who knows what bike this is if it's a rebadge of some other brand.

well hopefully i'll find out more from this site. i picked it up from a row of rusty old, broken down bikes at a recycling center and that's all the history i know. since then i've put $$ into getting new rims and having them built up on the existing hubs. the old rims were trashed. i've also replaced the brake and shift levers. but everything else came on the bike.
Looks good, nice clean build!! nm.wspokes
Jul 9, 2003 3:32 AM
re 600 shiftersminneso
Jul 20, 2003 1:16 PM
I have a set in my parts bin. email if you want them - as in free.
minneso ta

cheers eric