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Hans, Rahmenbauer in der DDR

Wer sich hierfür die Zeit nimmt, erfährt was über Innovation aus der Isolation und viel über Hans, der in der DDR Fahrradrahmen gebaut hat. Unter den Umständen, die eben gegeben waren. Unspektakulär, interessant, zuhörend, der Geschichte Raum gebend. Schön.

Through regular visits to Germany, meeting builders and small independent manufacturers he was extremely fortunate to meet some incredible people who gave me a glimpse into bicycle manufacturing in Germany.

Inevitably, the name Diamant would crop up over and over, in the way that Raleigh would in the UK or Schwinn in the states. There were crumbs pointing to the former GDR everywhere, and in trying to learn a bit more about the cultural landscape of framebuilding in the former GDR all roads eventually led back to Diamant…

(Direktlink | Danke, Alexander!)

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