East German FES Track Bikes, Seoul Olympics

For the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games in Seoul South Korea, the East German Cycling Team wheeled these bikes out. They were very futuristic and amazing - needless to say I would have loved one and everyone was extremely jealous of them, well at least I imagined everyone else was jealous of them!

  • Magryciak 6y

    I bet everyone was jealous, these look awesome! :)
  • Tony Graham 6y

    Thank you Magryciak, especially if you consider these are 21 year old bicycles (as of 2009) - they still look the business even now!
  • Cezary Kucharski 6y

    Awesome bikes, Tony! I would love to take one for a spin!
  • Tony Graham 6y

    kcezary I know how you feel, I would have loved to have tried them out back in 1988 myself, I can assure you of that! We all very envious of them!
  • Bici crono 6y

    Fantastic photos of the FES bikes.....
  • Tony Graham 6y

    Ronny thanks for the comments a favouriting. I was pretty sure you'd like these bikes when I posted them!
  • Alex Balfour 6y

    wonderful, they look more like art projects than aero machines
  • Tony Graham 6y

    Thanks awbalfour, they look good 21 years after they were released, so imagine what they looked like to us back in 1988, simply out of this world!
  • Anders 5y

    Incredible picture!. thanks for uploading
  • Tony Graham 5y

    Numerius, thanks for Favouriting and the comments, very kind.
  • stonejf 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Super TT, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • OldKlein 5y

    Great photos you have ! Thanks for sharing them!
  • Tony Graham 5y

    OldKlein thank you, and thank you for all your favourites, always an honour everytime someone likes one of my photos enough to do that. And a funny thing, I was just looking up Kleins on the internet the other day looking for Klein Road Bikes and was sad to see they are no longer made. A friend of mine here in New Zealand bought one about 20 years ago and I always thought (me being a bigger rider) that they would be great for someone like me. I needed my bikes as sturdy as possible - I've snapped my handlebar stem practising standing starts during my track cycling days, cracked cranks, snapped pedal axles while sprinting etc, I didn't have a lot of finesse, I was more purely a strength rider!
  • OldKlein 5y

    I was also a kilo rider and love to see "old" pictures when riders used only steel frames and no disc wheels.
    I´m also a big Klein-fan, I have always liked the feel of stiff aluminium frame. I keep oldklein.com -site myself.
  • Tony Graham 5y

    Wow, a fellow kilo rider, I don't get to meet or chat to too many people who can say that! I saw your site a couple of hours ago and had a little look through it, but didn't see any road bikes or did I miss them?
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