Elev12k thats the stubbiest seatpost I've ever seen!
It belonged to a PDM/Concorde time trial bike. Apparently they didn't need more length and in an attempt to safe weight they cut it.
Regarding the best Holland has to offer it's just something I've read on the net a few times and it seemed good sales patter.
For some kind of reason this makes me think in the scene in Friends were Ross had just heard his monkey died and gets told "Do you believe everything what the ZOO tells you?" Do you believe everything what the web tells you?
Without any doubt it is great bike, but I do not consider them Dutch in the 1st place. Nowadays outsourcing is a common practice, but back than major brands like Gazelle and Batavus had an own in house small custom department and the masterbuilders at Zieleman, Presto, Reus, RIH and so on were also 100% Holland based and put out bikes that could easily be recognized as Dutch.
Where does Concorde fit? In a kind of semi-Dutch/International league, so the same also so Koga-Miyata fits in. Personally in direct comperison, I do think the Miyata is the benchmark for off the mill frames and the Concorde can try to keep up and do that quite well to some extend.
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