Textima Gen 1 Thomas Barth (1980 - 1981)
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Example Model: Gen 1 Thomas Barth
Brand: Textima
Frame Model: Textima Gen 1 Thomas Barth
Category: Track Fixed Gear
Years: 1980 - 1981
Built In: Germany
Production: Individual Hand Built
Sold As: Bare Frameset
Material: Steel
Construction: Fillet Brazed
Drivetrain: Fixed Gear
Wheel Size: 700c
Added By: BCBird on 09/26/14
Updated By: BCBird on 09/26/14
ConstructionFillet BrazedBottom Bracket
Wheel Size700cBrake Mounting
Rear DropoutsSeat Stays
Main TubingFork Tubing
Brake BridgeFork Style
Derailleur Cable RoutingBrake Guides
Fork Crown Style  
General Information
This bikes is one of the first low profiles of the GDR national team build 1980/1981. Unfortunately it has been re-sprayed after the reunion either to please the sponsors or to get rid of the for more than a decade used silver outfit.
The bars were dedicated to measure of the athlete because there was no other chance to adjust reach, cockpit length and bar-2-sadle vertical elevation. On the left side of the bar underneath the bar tape there is often the name of the rider engraved, in this case Thomas Barth. 
Here are two bars with different elevation and one is bend backwards to reduce the cockpit length. 
This design is based on 28” front and rear wheels and optimized the drag of the rider only. The second generation has a significant shorter wheel base and smaller 24” or 26” front wheel to get a aerodynamic advantage in team pursuit competition, by simply stacking the bodies closer together. 
The GDR frames were unmistakably to distinguish by the absence of a upper head set cup which was here integrated into the head tube and closed by a plastic cap, which often did not fit for smaller frame sizes because the steerer tube was to much extended out of the head tube . The Russians copied the design but used a regular head set. 
A frame joints were filled brazed, and all 3 main frame tube are oval, with a round seat post. 
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