Heinz Müller - 1953? Fahrrad-Speck flyer

Heinz Muller - Fahrrad-Speck flyer main image

Heinz Müller, German, 1924-1975

This fine flyer, was issued by Fahhrad-Speck, a bicycle shop in Schwenningen, Germany. It celebrates the fact that 'Our Heinz' (local hero Heinz Müller) rides a Bauer bike. Fahrrad-Speck was the exclusive local dealer for the Bauer brand.

Heinz Müller was a German cyclist who won the World Road Race Championship in Luxembourg in 1952.

During his Worlds-winning-ride his mount was the aforementioned Bauer bicycle fitted with an Altenburger S-O derailleur. Following his victory Bauer launched a new top-end model called the 'Weltmeister' and Altenburger renamed their competition derailleur 'Champion'.

Heinz Müller was born in Tuningen, near Schwenningen, Germany, in 1924. He raced as an amateur for Radsportverein 1906 in Schwenningen and joined the Bauer professional cycling team in 1949. Schwenningen was a world centre of watch making and Frank Berto reports that Heinz Müller was a skilled mechanical engineer. Frank Berto, further, goes on to suggest that Heinz Müller worked with Altenburger, who were based not far away, near Schaffhausen, to develop their derailleur system.

I believe that this image shows Heinz Müller riding a grasstrack bike at the Waldeckstadion in Schwenningen, possibly in 1953.

This image is one of four featuring Heinz Müller on this site, the others are here, here and here.

Heinz Muller - Fahrrad-Speck flyer main image