Updated 10.10.2013                       Click on images for larger view.
Special thanks to Michael Schmid


Flema
= framebuilder Fritz Fleck of Mannheim, m
aker of steel racing bikes as well as a pioneer in the use of titanium.
 

Sadly, Fritz Fleck passed
away in October of 2013.

          Interview with Fritz Fleck
  
      by Stefan Schaefter, Speedbicycles GmbH

Fritz Fleck, born 1928, a technical designer and manufacturer, made probably the first titanium racing bike, under his the Flema brand and manufactured in small series...

Interviewer:
"Mr. Fleck, how you did you come to build racing cycle frameworks?

FF:
"I was an enthusiastic cyclist from childhood and later I became a proper racer. Naturally I was also always interested in the bicyle and its mechanics (technical aspects). Through my apprenticeship as a construction plumber I acquired the skills to build my first racing frame.This one I brazed on the floor. Later on I built myself a jig when also friends asked me to build frames for them. "

The first Titanium race bike?
1971-72 (?) Flema Super
(This bicycle is believed to be almost completely original)

 Flema Spezial touring

  
                

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