Hey there my name is Ralf Holleis, a framebuilder in my freetime, mainly driven by curiosity.
Curious how bikes have been build in the past and curious how technoligy develops within manufacturing and producing products.
The aim is to combine those two worlds and bring them together in my builds. Therefore i needed a plattform so called HUHN cycles, “HUHN” means “chicken” in my mother toung and fits perfect to what these Mountainbikes are ... heres why:
Getting dirty is fun, chickens live in the dirt, jet they look very elegant!
Chickens walk forward with their heads up high, while doing so they never loose focus. Last but not least chickens have the skill to fly for short distances, mountainbikes do the same !
It started 2011 when i builded a track bike out of custom layed up carbon tubes bonded together with 3D Printed titanium lugs. Since then i lernd a lot f.e. that Mountainbikes are much more usefull compared to trackbikes and that Carbon composides and 2K glue is hazardous waste and not possible to recycle so basically not good for enviorment. Mountainbiking is as close as you can get to nature and riding trails on a plastic frame does not feel right, therefore it has to be steel or titanium but still it should look sexy.