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

= 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...

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

"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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