This is one of the more expensive Rickman 125s I’ve encountered, but it’s definitely one of the nicest. Let’s see if someone thinks the condition is worth the price premium…
The Rickman Zundapp 125 continued Rickman’s reputation of beautiful fiberglass work and high quality nickel-plated frames. Despite their relatively small shop, Rickman had excellent technology (through a joint collaboration with Lockheed, they released the first road bikes to use disc brakes on both the front and rear wheels). For this bike, components were of the highest quality – you got Ceriani forks, Girling shocks, and Magura levers. Because of this, the price was steep, which didn’t help sales. Still, it was a lovely little bike with incredible reliability and excellent craftsmanship. Want to learn more? Thomas Day recounts his ownership of one of these beauties in an short but engrossing read here.
This Rickman Zundapp 125 has been completely restored and is claimed to be museum quality. Find it for sale in Mount Desert, Maine for $3,800 here on Craigslist.
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