Batavus Professional (1985)
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Example Model: Professional
Brand: Batavus
Frame Model: Batavus Professional
Category: Road Race
Years: Mid 1980's
Built In: Netherlands
Weight: 
Production: Individual Hand Built
Sold As: Bare Frameset
Material: Steel
Construction: Lugged
Drivetrain: Derailleurs
Wheel Size: 700c
Added By: Elev12K on 02/04/10
Updated By: Elev12K on 10/29/10
ConstructionLuggedBottom BracketEnglish/ISO: 1.370 x 24
Wheel Size700cBrake MountingRecessed
Rear DropoutsSeat StaysWrap Around
Main TubingReynolds 531cFork TubingReynolds 531c
Brake BridgeFork StyleCurved Blades
Derailleur Cable RoutingUnder Bottom BracketBrake Guides3x Double Loop style on top tube
Fork Crown Style  
General Information
Mid 80s Batavus Professional frameset in teampaint. I picked it up as full bike. Its previous owner told me it started its live in competition. After it was retired from racing this roadframe had been used on the track(!) for a couple of years. Particular track-typical scratches on the seatstays kind off confirm this. When I picked it up it was equipped with parts donated by most likely a 70s low end Raleigh. No idea why and I couldn't get an explanation for it, but what I did know for sure immediately was the parts would have to fly a la minute when home.

The frame has no tubing decal. Around that time Professionals could be had with Reynolds 531C, Reynolds 531P, Columbus SL or Columbus SP. SLX came little later. SP was mostly used with larger frames. I do not feel spiral shaped butting under inside the steerer (SL), so I think most likely 531C or 531P is used for this frame. Lugs are like with Gazelle Bocama Super Professional long point.

Dropouts supplied by Campagnolo, bracket -I think- by Dardanne and fork crown by Cinelli.

Other features:
- yellow pin striping 
- chromed driveside chainstay
- braze on for race number

 


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