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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:27 pm 
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Stays and fork have domed ends, so Reynolds tubing. Columbus SL or SP was also available. They have flat ends. The SLX frame looks very different: Everest instead of Bocama lugs etc. The Professional was hand built in Batavus small frame shop in Heerenveen, The Netherlands. They are comparable with the top end frames of the Gazelle Champion Mondial program. Batavus supplied the KNWU Dutch national team with Professionals.

SLX frame in KNWU livery >> https://www.classicsteelbikes.com/produ ... ecord-nos/


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:32 pm 
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Elev12k wrote:
Stays and fork have domed ends, so Reynolds tubing. Columbus SL or SP was also available. They have flat ends. The SLX frame looks very different: Everest instead of Bocama lugs etc. The Professional was hand built in Batavus small frame shop in Heerenveen, The Netherlands. They are comparable with the top end frames of the Gazelle Champion Mondial program. Batavus supplied the KNWU Dutch national team with Professionals.


Many thanks as always!

What Reynolds decal should I get for it?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:55 pm 
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I think the 531c or the earlier 531 butted decal.

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Later also 531 Professional was available.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:29 pm 
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I think the break was possibly 1983? (From 531 double butted to 531c) not that I suppose it really matters as it’s the same thing..
I’ve just put a set of 531c on an ‘81 Double butted Claud, just ‘cause that’s what I had..


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:10 pm 
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Gorgeous frame - really beautiful.
Congrats on a lovely job & bike.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:16 pm 
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A respectable 16.9mph average over 23 miles - it may be haunted by a previous owner


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:50 pm 
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not by me it's not! how's it ride?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:45 pm 
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foz wrote:
not by me it's not! how's it ride?


It rides like a good quality steel frame should but laughs at my attempts at so called speed

I keep hearing 'zo langzaam!' for some reason


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