To our customers, the bicycles of vsf fahrradmanufaktur are far more than a practical means of locomotion. They are a fixed component of an attitude to life that is based on value preservation and a sense of responsibility. Our bicycles are put to the test year-in, year-out in day-to-day life and leisure-time, in wind and weather, as all-round modes of transportation, quite often even as a car replacement. This gives rise to high expectations with respect to comfort, fun riding, and longevity, which we fulfill in all disciplines with an above average level of quality.
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Frames made of Steel
At vsf fahrradmanufaktur, steel has traditionally been valued highly. As a material full of character, it spreads an aura of tried and tested craftsmanship, very much in the spirit of our notion of manufacturing. This much about emotions. What has proven itself over a long period of time in bicycle construction must – of course – also be convincing in facts and figures: steel provides for a high tensile strength – in the case of the chromium molybdenum alloy 25CrMo4, it amounts to more than 700 N/mm².
As such, it is the number one choice in a lot of disciplines in the vehicle industry. The alloy can be shaped well with relatively low energy expenditure and is well suited for welding. As such, ideal prerequisites to producing timeless frames that are filigreed and elegant, yet, at the same time highly resilient. In this, steel frames display - in addition to their toughness - an elasticity that provides for good riding comfort without absolutely necessitating a suspension fork or a suspension seat post.
Steel frame equals high weight – that does not apply if, as in the case of vsf fahrradmanufaktur, conified tubes are being utilised which have thicker walls at the ends than in the center and thereby reduce the weight.
A quarter of vsf fahrradmanufaktur
In 2012, vsf fahrradmanufaktur celebrated its 25 anniversary! Time for a look back: When the first vsf fahrradmanufaktur bicycle was rolling on the streets of Germany in 1987, bicycling was primarily a leisure-time activity. Back the, only very few adults considered the bicycle a serious day-to-day mode of locomotion.
The founders of vsf fahrradmanufaktur had a different vision: with sophisticated bicycles manufactured by hand, they wanted to make a contribution to the necessary ecological shift in traffic. In this spirit, they brought to life their own model portfolio and developed premium class bicycles with know-how and a lot of appreciation for detail. Since then, vsf fahrradmanufaktur has been representative of ecological products that are long-lasting and of high quality. The business implementation is nowadays being carried out by the cycle union GmbH company headquartered in Oldenburg (Germany).
Today, our product portfolio encompasses travel and touring bikes as well as city bikes.