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Old 04-10-13, 11:04 AM
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A story about Dutch framebuilder Ko Zieleman and family

About two weeks ago there was a nice story about Dutch framebuilder Ko Zieleman and his grandson who is a pretty good racer at the moment in the local Amsterdam newspaper 'Het Parool'

Part of the story is about Ko: the way he used to work, famous racers who used to ride Zielemans.(including Hennie Kuiper) and a little bit about plans he had of coming to Texas at one time to work for a big bike company ( no name included)

The rest is about his grandson who is a pretty good racer at the moment

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On the right you can see Ko who retired several years ago, on the left his son in law who runs the little shop at the moment and in the middle Ko's grandson Dylan Groenewegen probably carrying the first bike Ko build for him when he was small.

Just wanted to share because I know there will be some people interested and forum member Zieleman was sokind to help me scan the article
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What the hell? It's all in Dutch!

Maybe we finally got a 'post your Zieleman'-thread...
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Thanks for sharing! I can read it just fine
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Thanks, pullup! This is what makes BF C&V such a great place and a unique source for everything you'd ever want to know about old bikes.
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thanx for posting! i'm still searching for the perfect zieleman
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Hi Wouter! Long time no see. Is it true you have a little one now? Btw did you notice the lightblue Zieleman Steffen had up on mp?
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Originally Posted by Zieleman View Post
Hi Wouter! Long time no see. Is it true you have a little one now? Btw did you notice the lightblue Zieleman Steffen had up on mp?
hi don, yes my little girl is almost 2 allready. and i have 2 bikes too. my wife complains about a bike cemetery in the garden (she loves to exaggerate, only a frame and 2 wheelstest and some rims), while she prefers a childrens playground (compromise...). so no new zieleman for me at this moment. i keep it with my rih super course and i bougt a mid 80s colnago master this winter. i guess i limit the amount of bikes on 2-3 and only trade for something far more better. but that getting more difficult
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