Batavus Made By Peugeot/Peugeot Made By Batavus
Can anyone help me? Back in the 70's I had a white 10 speed with two lables: Batavus Made By Peugeot and Peugeot Made By Batavus. It had Leather Saddle, which was signed (I unfortunatey wore that out). I also recall some sort of sping loading having to deal with the seat, (a combination of a lever or a wring that you tightened and untightened on the frame below the saddle, and then getting in and out of the saddle) sort of like a clutch so that you could jump gears and get a kick start as soon as you got to the top of a hill. I apologize.. it was a long time ago. LOL I believe it was a protoype. It was painted with what is referred to as light absorbing paint. To my recollection it even broke down and folded for traveling. Even though todays bikes are more sophisticated in technolgy and design... lighter metals, better gearing, breaking, etc... I can't help but reminess about my old white stallion! : ) It was the best bicycle I ever had. The problem was, because of its uniqueness....everybody was always trying to steal it from me. And eventually that's more or less what happened. I bought it in New York City, where I grew up, and eventually parted with it in St. Louis, where I now live. I would like to find out if anyone knows anything or has ever heard about a Peugeot/Batavus Batavus/Peugeot joint venture.
Thank You For Your Assistance
Last edited by ATTAIN@aol.com; 04-19-06 at 03:14 PM.