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PEKA, by Peter Serier

Old 02-16-11, 04:17 AM
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PEKA, by Peter Serier

The next two bikes are cousins. Two shops, but one and the same builder: Peter Serier.





The PEKA got an extensive overhaul since I acquired it a couple months ago. I did some tours with it already and I can say I am quite excited everytime weather is inviting me for a ride
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Very nice looking bikes. Are you in Wales? Are these Welsh bikes? Tell us about the components, are they both full Campagnolo?
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I've never heard of either label before, but these are interesting, really attractive bikes. I'd like to know more - please share! Also: more photos, with some detail shots, please?

Thanks for sharing!
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Thank you

More on the ensemble: no problem Can't stop.

Both PEKA and Presto are from Amsterdam. PEKA was located at the Admiraal de Ruyterweg and Presto at the Haarlemmerstraat (Presto still is).

Origins in 'Amsterdam' >>



Same view of the Presto, no mention of Amsterdam >>



...but the headbadge leaves not much room for doubt: heavily inspired on the Amsterdam coat of arms. With both bikes >>



Another give away for the origins: the Presto top caps with 3 Andreas crosses >>



...where the PEKA only informs you he is a 'PEKA' >>

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excuse my dutch, maar wat een schitterende fietsen! I'm still looking for a comprehensive index on dutch framebuilders, but can't seem to find one..
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Yep, there is quite a lot content ...but indeed not one source specific on all Dutch 'wegfietsen'

A couple more detail shots >>

Open ends for stays and blades on both PEKA and Presto. The 1010B drop outs are ready for the 'portacatena' feature >>



...while the Presto actually has it >>



The portacatena function is operated through the little switch hidden under the right shifter >>



I happen to have another Presto frame that also has the portacatena system fitted. Possibly it was very popular at Presto. The philosophy must have been: finish race - collect medal - engage portacatena - trow bike in trunk - go home. Easy.
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