Maybe some of you remember this bike from the Dutchbike-thread ? =>
It are pics from right after I picked it up. It was the start of the project. It is a late 60s (me thinks, or maybe early 70s) bike that got a refinishing and new bits in the 80s and since than wasn't hardly used. Paint looked shiny like new, but unfortunately little rust worms develloped under the paint here and there. Probably it had been parked away in a moist environment. That had to be corrected. After a few failed attempts with cleaning and touching up by myself, off it went to painter Brady van Dalen, who did a thorough job.
Headtube and panels were wrapped. They were in excellent shape. I can tell the result doesn't show any transition from black to panel or headtube.
Non covered area sandblasted.
Maybe some of you recognize the red frame? My next project.
I had already decided to stick to the concept how I got it, what means 60s bike, 80s refinishing. That is its history. For the parts I decided to go a bit more exotic and quirky though. Months before I got hands on a RIH Bustraan with Super Record, Roval wheels and Weinmann Delta Pro brakes. About the most exquisite and obscure 80s stuff you can think of on it. The RIH was way to tall for me though. The RIH got the honour of donating his magnificent parts to the Zieleman frame.
Like all my bikes I built my bikes with surgical precission so moons later, last Saturday, I got it finished. Fellow bike addict and professional photographer Erik Boschman took a few 1st pics on the last Sunday 'Bikes and Coffee' event for unique/special bicycles. See 2nd post.