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125 Jahre Diamant - Huebner’s Story


[Photo from Tomity]

Martin from Ertzui Film just left a comment on my post for 125 Jahre Diamant — a beautiful German documentary celebrating 125 years of Diamant bicycles — and I had to post it up. In one part of the documentary, Michael Huebner tells a story in German but there are no subtitles (I commented on how I still have much admiration for his story even though I can’t understand it). Here’s Martin’s summary of Huebner’s story…

« The story Michael Huebner is telling right after his trackstand is about the time when he was racing Keirin in Japan. The officials made him ride NJS material [and] of course and he said to them: “Do you really want me to !zackkkk! ride this?” …He was breaking their stems just buy pulling on them. That’s why he was allowed to ride this famous and rare “Bierhahn - Vorbau" (beer faucet stem). It weighed about a ton but was stiff enough to not break under his power.

That’s why they called him the “Beast of the East”. He even rode jerseys saying on the back “Too fast for you”.

He’s classic! We’ve also had him in Fixed City. »

Thanks for sharing, Martin!

Watch 125 Jahre Diamant, the full-length program for the trailer I posted yesterday.  It’s a German documentary about bicycle manufacturer Diamant for their 125th anniversary.

The program runs about half an hour and it’s all in German but even if you don’t understand the language, it’s still well worth watching.  I just watched the whole thing and it’s not just a beautiful ode to Diamant bikes and their heritage but also a feature on people who deeply appreciate the art, science and sport of bicycles.

For me, my favorite part is the segment (starting around 17:00) where Michael Huebner is reunited with one of his old sprint bikes and he takes it to the velodrome for a few laps.  Watching him tell stories about the bike is great even if I don’t know what he’s saying.

Maybe one day we’ll get a subtitled version but for now, I kinda dig the whole language barrier.  Makes the subject matter that much more exotic.  Click the pic above to watch and enjoy.
Watch 125 Jahre Diamant, the full-length program for the trailer I posted yesterday.  It’s a German documentary about bicycle manufacturer Diamant for their 125th anniversary.

The program runs about half an hour and it’s all in German but even if you don’t understand the language, it’s still well worth watching.  I just watched the whole thing and it’s not just a beautiful ode to Diamant bikes and their heritage but also a feature on people who deeply appreciate the art, science and sport of bicycles.

For me, my favorite part is the segment (starting around 17:00) where Michael Huebner is reunited with one of his old sprint bikes and he takes it to the velodrome for a few laps.  Watching him tell stories about the bike is great even if I don’t know what he’s saying.

Maybe one day we’ll get a subtitled version but for now, I kinda dig the whole language barrier.  Makes the subject matter that much more exotic.  Click the pic above to watch and enjoy.

Watch 125 Jahre Diamant, the full-length program for the trailer I posted yesterday. It’s a German documentary about bicycle manufacturer Diamant for their 125th anniversary.

The program runs about half an hour and it’s all in German but even if you don’t understand the language, it’s still well worth watching. I just watched the whole thing and it’s not just a beautiful ode to Diamant bikes and their heritage but also a feature on people who deeply appreciate the art, science and sport of bicycles.

For me, my favorite part is the segment (starting around 17:00) where Michael Huebner is reunited with one of his old sprint bikes and he takes it to the velodrome for a few laps. Watching him tell stories about the bike is great even if I don’t know what he’s saying.

Maybe one day we’ll get a subtitled version but for now, I kinda dig the whole language barrier. Makes the subject matter that much more exotic. Click the pic above to watch and enjoy.

Trailer for the documentary 125 Jahre Diamant from Ertzui Films. It’s about one of Germany’s oldest bicycle manufacturers — Diamant, celebrating their 125th anniversary this year — and some of the great German cycling legends like Michael Hübner are featured. The film already premiered on German TV last month but I would love to get a copy of it!

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