Created 1.19.2013                    Click on images for larger view. 
Special thanks to Ted Ernst

   "Hugo Rickert started making frames in 1955. He stopped about 2002/3 when he had a stroke and couldn't work any more. Rickert tried to keep going with one arm and his wife Doris tried to hold the frame and stuff to braze. His being in a wheelchair made it somewhat awkward, so he begrudgingly had to pack it in and sold all his stuff off. "                                  Ted Ernst 

A "stayer" bike on display in Ted Ernst's shop in Manhattan Beach, CA

    

Older track iron, also at Ted's shop

      

1970s (?) track bike  in Ted's collection


         

             

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