Fixed | Rick Smith
We went on a bike tour with Rick Smith. Nuremberg based fixed gear rider and shop owner of FAHRLÄSSIG
Since more than 5 years he builds custom made bicycles for individualists and bike lovers.
It all started during the time that he was catching up on his qualification for university…
He would spend his early mornings ranging through fleamarkets on the hunt for old bikes and bike parts and started to restore bicycles for himself as well as for friends.
In the beginning he focused on historic bicycles of the 1930’s but soon discovered his passion for italian racing bikes. He travelled all over Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy to gather the best components he could find.
His appartment was not only living space but also workshop and storage.
He quickly grew out of his space and after a few relocations finally became owner of his own bicycle shop and manufactory in 2014.
These days he gets up at 6.00h and trains to stay fit for one of the bike races he regularly takes part in. Then you can find him in his shop doing some paperwork or fixing bikes before he opens his shop’s doors at noon.
At FAHRLÄSSIG Rick sells primarily fixed gear or single speed bikes but you can also find beautiful urban bikes. And whatever problem you might face with your two-wheeler you can be sure the skilled bicycle mechatronics can fix it!
Thinking of a fabric which fits to his needs and approach CottonShell is his first choice.