Hi, what years is yours?
Hi, what years is yours?
I don't know. Early eighties is my best guess.
Well, now I need to be patient and wait for it.
The sensitive question, dutch rides better than italian and belgian bikes?
I been moving around this thread for a while and always wishing to be able to have one. Asking the question above because looking the pictures in this thread I always got the impression that even the oldest dutch racing bikes looked quite modern in the geometry compared with italians or french from the same era.
Have done some finetuning on my AANDEWIEL. Red cables, orange Tressostar covered with shellac, NOS gum hoods and finished it with a red water bottle. Take a look at the high res large original images for the details such as the red pinstriping: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dutchbi...7637080503496/
thx Zieleman aka the don! Everyday i get hypnotised. When i return back home from a day's work at the office I tend to drink a beer and admire it for quite a while (that sounds really freaky...haha)...Still not 100% confident about the orange cotton. My idea was to match the orange golden colour of the decals. Perhaps later on i will switch to red. Also have some high flange record hubs left and a 1st edition SR rear mech I might install. Am really fond of those old rides with pinstriping. Would love to have this on fitted on the walls of my living room. Unfortuntaly the Misses doesnt have the same sense of home deco
Very nice bike. Are you taking it to Vlaanderen this year?
Lovely bike, very C&V with the pinstripe boxes! Deserves a bigger format:
BTW, interesting way to wrap the bars. Looks good, I think.
The pinstriping is very nice indeed :love:
It turned out great Wouter. This orange tape now certainly works now its darkened with the shellac on this bike as well. :thumb:
I usually wrap the bars before putting the levers on. That way I don't have to fold the precious hoods, but when rewrapping I'll have to fiddle with he cables to get hem off again. Also, if it's a bike you tend to ride often (which I believe your Aandewiel is not quite ;)), wrap towards the stem. That way it won't slide off after riding it for a while. You wrapped it 'the Eddy way', which looks very cool without any tape holding it down at the top, but of course Eddy got his bars rewrapped every single race or stage.
Rumour has it that pullup has scored a really awesome bike:ride:
:D We will see about that when i get it Wouter. ;)
In the mean time I finished my Presto winter project way faster then I expected as the last missing pieces in the group I wanted for it came along for a swap.
I bought some new hoods, cables and black tressostar to finish it and I certainly plan to use this bike a lot next year.
I normally put on the bartape after the levers and wrapped these towards the stem.
close to perfection!
That Presto looks excellent? Where did you buy the hoods?!
Several different types to be found at the moment, dont know about his shipping rates abroad but it will probably be reasonable.
I usually wait untill something comes along on marktplaats as that is usually much cheaper but hoods seem te be very scarce and when they are offered they will be around defietsenmakers price anyway.
Did not know that place, interesting.
Yes, I can highly recommend Mario (the owner of defietsenmaker.nl), great guy to deal with.
The bike turned out great,. I'll be keeping m eyes peeled for it at next years' c&v events.
That Presto is coming along quite nicely. :)
Speaking of C&V events: I haven't seen many of your names on the RVV entrants list yet ...