We could reverse this question: why should we use new frames when over one million Dutch bicycles are thrown away each year? Most people see broken bikes in them and thus waste. We see useful materials for our design bikes and are happy to give these materials a second chance!
Roetz uses the solid steel frames of orphan bikes, taken off the street by various municipalities in the Netherlands. We dismantle the entire bike in loose parts, so that we can easily recycle all components. We remove the original coating of the frames and front forks and check them carefully. Only those that fully meet our quality requirements get a new, three layered powder coating in the colours of our collection. Then they start their new life!
Bear in mind that a Roetz is not a 'second hand' bike. We are convinced that our recycled steel frames will last longer than most other new bikes, often with aluminum frames. That's why we offer a guarantee of no less than five years on our frames!