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Old 03-19-12, 08:03 AM   #501
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^^^Looks great...you need to paint fill the Andreas crosses in white though!
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Old 03-19-12, 08:03 AM   #502
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how about a pair of these tyres:

http://www.bicycletires.com/pviwqp/v...lincher/pp.htm

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@ Buldogge Yes !!! Maybe I will go back to the painter, but it looks like something I can easily do myself.
I even found the right Presto headtube decal but off course right after I had it painted so I will install this as well.(this is ok and the right size but not in the normal Amsterdam Presto colours)

@ oldmuthariley Those tires look great
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Perfect. I was going ot mention the headbadge but figured it was a moot point now. If the correct one will cover the current one exactly, then go for it.

For the panto, easily done with some model paint (Testors) or One Shot sign enamel...overfill the panto slightly, let it set-up a few minutes, and wipe the surface excess off with a cloth dampened with mineral spirits.

Very nice...

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@ Buldogge Yes !!! Maybe I will go back to the painter, but it looks like something I can easily do myself.
I even found the right Presto headtube decal but off course right after I had it painted so I will install this as well.(this is ok and the right size but not in the normal Amsterdam Presto colours)

@ oldmuthariley Those tires look great
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Old 03-19-12, 12:10 PM   #505
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Wow, that turned out really well. I agree with your color choice (as if that would matter): blue/silver/white always looks very fresh. Looking forward to the result.
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great bike pullup, very nice colour choice.
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Very nice

Tiny detail: I would think the original Campagnolo in Model Campagnolo was a bit less bolt and smaller.

Who did rechrome your fork? Heijchroom?

In what colour will you enamel the cut outs?
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Old 03-19-12, 05:59 PM   #508
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I am not sure how it happened but i now have 2 Dutch bikes. I finished this up sat but haven't shaken it down yet.



Here is a link to the story of how and why this Dutch gem came about. http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...-then-a-Batvus... funny thing about posting this on the heels of Pullup's beautiful Presto is that there was a Presto Mixte involved in how I got this frame.



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^^^ Now there is a Batavus build like I have never seen. Very industrial looking crank and FD combination and i like the whole colour scheme. ( maybe except for the bell)

@ Elev12k The 'campagnolo' is slightly bigger, we talked about it a little bit and agreed he would put just campagnolo over there because he had that mask ready.
I will probably fill the cut outs with silver paint, matching the panels as they were originallylike that, and fill the seat lug andreas crosses with either white or silver.
Heijchroom it was, the other chroming business I found in Amsterdam is in a proces of renovating until the summer. Actually I am not terribly satisfied with the end result, the chrome looks still a little bit thin and I can see little dents in the fork I didn't notice before. But perhaps I was expecting to much, I'll see how it holds.

I have done some filing on the fork already and had to do some retapping as the former owner mistreated the fork to make it fit. (kind of the same indifference to what he did with the sloppy red paint) He cut it, but not straight at all and made a mess ) I think most Prestos have a longer fitting fork, but luckily it is ok like it is now.
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Presto rebuild

Pullup's refinished Presto motivates me to finally finish the build of my own '72 Presto. I'll give the pictures here in this thread.

But first, re. Pullup's wonderfully refinished '77 presto, it puzzles me why Leen, the painter, didn't fill in the lug cut-outs and the Andreas crosses. He did it for me ..

As for the saddle and tires for the '77 Presto: I think the saddle could be nothing else but a Cinelli Unicanitor, or soemthing with the ssame shape. Not a Turbo, not a Rolls. Too 80s for my taste. I was lucky enough to find a lightweight and suede covered Italian Unicanitor imitation for my build. Originally my Presto had a Gi-Lux 311 saddle, quite rare, no-one could ever tell me anything about it. But appropriate IMO.

As for tires, I found the Deda Tre RS Corsa with tan sidewalls very good looking, combined with MA40 rims hard to distinguish from tubulars. And a very good riding clincher as a bonus.

I've added just a pic or two of the old and the refnished '72 Presto.
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Very Nice

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^^^ Now there is a Batavus build like I have never seen. Very industrial looking crank and FD combination and i like the whole colour scheme. ( maybe except for the bell)
Thank You. a search has been mounted for a different bell.
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Funny thing is, that blue is certainly not the blue I experience in real life with this bike. Either my eyes are going, or my camera kicked the bucket (OK, the camera took a fall not long ago).

This is more like it:
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Thought some of you would enjoy this listing (for a Van Herwerden):

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/2911696591.html
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Thought some of you would enjoy this listing (for a Van Herwerden):

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Very nice. I'm pretty certain that that is a Duell built Van Herwerden frame.
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Pullup's refinished Presto motivates me to finally finish the build of my own '72 Presto. I'll give the pictures here in this thread.

But first, re. Pullup's wonderfully refinished '77 presto, it puzzles me why Leen, the painter, didn't fill in the lug cut-outs and the Andreas crosses. He did it for me ..

As for the saddle and tires for the '77 Presto: I think the saddle could be nothing else but a Cinelli Unicanitor, or soemthing with the ssame shape. Not a Turbo, not a Rolls. Too 80s for my taste. I was lucky enough to find a lightweight and suede covered Italian Unicanitor imitation for my build. Originally my Presto had a Gi-Lux 311 saddle, quite rare, no-one could ever tell me anything about it. But appropriate IMO.

As for tires, I found the Deda Tre RS Corsa with tan sidewalls very good looking, combined with MA40 rims hard to distinguish from tubulars. And a very good riding clincher as a bonus.

I've added just a pic or two of the old and the refnished '72 Presto.
We discussed the colour for a while.
He suggested he could very well retain the panels and restore the original colour of the bike as it would maybe bring a better price if I decided to sell.
I told him it would definitly have to be a blue bike as I was not planning selling it anyway, so maybe we just had a misunderstanding. Anyway it was only after I got it home I thought maybe it would have been better with the fill in.

Leen went through some lenghts restoring the panels (removed some of the red paint spill, took care of scratches and even restored the black Presto lettering before covering it with a nice gloss) so right now they look just as new and shiny as the rest of the paint.

He was halfway restoring another Presto and it was nice to see how carefull he had covered all the decals during sanding, a craftsman indeed.

I scored a cinelli unicantor on marktplaats this week the same time you posted this ( the only 70's saddle I could think of )and had the wheels with MA40 rims already ( I wasn't sure the dark rims would fit the build but your picures convinced me they would) A nice classic Belleri stem and bar will finish it off.
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Pullup: the wheels in the pictures are GP4 tubulars, 28 spokes, tied and soldered. The MA40's have a slightly thicker rim, slightly flatter and darker anodized than these came out. But the Deda Tre's make up for that, they look very slick, even better than than tubulars maybe!

Here's apicture of the parts that have to go the Presto. today i cleaned the Pista pedals, and found out I'm missing a dustcap. Ah well ... Anyone got an orphan dustcap?



Later I'll write a bit about the origin of the parts, cause they're certainly not original to the bike (except the 3TTT handlebar/stem), and not always exactly period correct ...
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I might have a dustcap... off some old pista pedals some guy in Rotterdam
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Another nice Presto

I acquired this one a couple hours ago:

Vittorio Strada, Columbus Max tubing >>>

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^Nice score! Congrats!
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A Victorio looks great.
What brand is that black crankset ?
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Work on the '72 Presto is slow (don't want to make mistakes of course ...), so I have enlisted some Thai assistance.



Nong Tao actually tightened the cable clamp screws on the derailleurs for me, using that age-old T-shaped Campagnolo tool!

BTW, that colour appears exactly right. Thanks to my cheap Samsung telephone!

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A Victorio looks great.
What brand is that black crankset ?
It is an authentic Driveline Colorado. It is for sale. The seller fitted it last year before he left for cycling the Alpe d Heuz up and down multiple times. Doing so raising funds for cancer research.
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Work on the '72 Presto is slow (don't want to make mistakes of course ...), so I have enlisted some Thai assistance.



Nong Tao actually tightened the cable clamp screws on the derailleurs for me, using that age-old T-shaped Campagnolo tool!

BTW, that colour appears exactly right. Thanks to my cheap Samsung telephone!
Child labour alarm!

Oh no, of course working on a Presto is no work. It is a joy, pleasure...

On the color: it looks pretty much like that of my Slesker-Presto.
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Hey Mel... Can we get some more pictures of the Vittorio Strada MAX you just picked up???

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Another nice Presto

I acquired this one a couple hours ago:

Vittorio Strada, Columbus Max tubing >>>

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