[CR]Batavus professional

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From: <chuck1sd@cox.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Thu, 9 Dec 2004 0:33:47 -0500
Subject: [CR]Batavus professional

Hi all,

I recently bought a Batavus online for a couple hundred bucks,and when it arrived- what a surprise! It had a braze-on for a number, and the name "Leontien van Moorsel" on the top tube. It is a Batavus Professional which is black, white and red. It has the word "Amev" near the seat on the top tube. The frame is Columbus SLX and equipped with C-record components. It appears the stem, pedals, headset and bars are not original. It has a Shimano 600 headset. The serial number is 11947.

If anyone may know more history on the bike other than it belonged to a 3 time Olympic champion, I would appreciate it. Also, I would like to know what the original equipment was in order to replace the new components.

Chuck Schlesinger
San Diego,CA USA