Batavus Professional
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Model: Professional
Brand: Batavus
Category: Road Race
Years: Early 1970's - Mid 1990's
Country: Netherlands
Production: Individual Hand Crafted
Sold As: Bare Frameset
Material: Steel
Construction: Lugged
Drivetrain: Derailleurs
Wheel Size: 700c
Added By: Elev12K on 01/30/10
Updated By: Elev12K on 07/08/13
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Model General Information
One of the larger bicycle manufactures in Holland. Established in 1904.
Batavus Professional
From the early 70s one, through the 80s and into the early 90s Batavus offered a performance orientated range of frames consisting of roadframes, crossframes, trackframes and time trial frames. 'Handbuilt in Holland' by Batavus' small frame shop in Heerenveen. 
Professionals were available in many tubing variants: 531C, 531P, SL, SP and SLX. Bocama was the lug supplier, except for with the SLX frame that used Everest lugs. Other suppliers for frameparts include Cinelli (aero crown, spoiler shells), Dardanne (shells) or Zeus (Professional 2000 crown on the cross model). Drop outs by Campagnolo.

Batavus had their own amateur team. From the mid 80s on Batavus became official material supplier of the Dutch national KNWU/AMEV team. Professionals were raced to several world titles and olympic medals.
Primary Example:Batavus Professional (1985)
Years:Mid 1980'sSold As:Bare Frameset
Bottom Bracket:English/ISO: 1.370 x 24Brake Mounting:Recessed
Brake Bridge:Derailleur Cable Routing:Under Bottom Bracket
Lug Style:Long Point with CutoutsBrake Guides:3x Double Loop style on top tube
Fork Style:Curved BladesSeat Stays:Wrap Around
Fork Crown Style:Main Tubing:
Rear Dropouts:Color(s):red base, yellow panels
Frame Example List
 Example NameYearsProductionSold AsIncludes
Batavus Professional (1985)Mid 1980'sIndividual Hand BuiltBare FramesetFrame Details
Batavus Professional (Early 1980's)Early 1980'sIndividual Hand BuiltUnknownFrame Details
Batavus Professional (Reynolds 531 butted) (Early 1980's)Early 1980'sIndividual Hand BuiltBare FramesetFrame Details
Batavus Pro Cromo (Columbus SL) (1980's)1980'sIndividual Hand BuiltBare FramesetFrame Details
Batavus Professional (1980)1980Individual Hand BuiltBare FramesetFrame Details
Batavus Professional (Columbus SP) (Late 1970's)1978Individual Hand BuiltBare FramesetFrame Details
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