Part of the reason i became a member of this forum is the fact that i wanted to know more about "Zieleman" bikes and i got a lot of info from this forum. I've always had a passion for bikes, racing bikes in particular. My father owned a RIH and gave it to me when he bought himself a gazelle dauphine. Unfortunately the RIH got stolen, hence my search for another vintage bike. Reading more about Zieleman ( mainly on this forum ), i decided i had to get one. A few days later i managed to find one on a dutch auction site ( mentioned before on the forum ). The person i bought from (for € 275,00 ) knew Ko Zieleman
and had the bike made especially made for him and told me a few nice anecdotes. He also gave me a few pictures of Ko Zieleman, holding the actual frame of the bike i bought. This i thought would be appreciated by some of the Zieleman fans on this forum. I've enclosed some pictures. The're not of great quality but i will post some better photo's if anyone likes to see them. Any tips on how to improve/change or restore the bike are welcome. I'm not sure for instance whether i should modernise the bike...anyways,
thanks for al the info so far and greetings from Holland!