My new PEKA
This evening I and fellow forummember yo-eddy made a little bicycle collection roundtrip. This PEKA was my score.
I got the PEKA from a guy who's father worked with Peter Serier in the Amsterdam Peperkamp shop. The guy told he was a quite good racer in his youth, but about the time he took delivery of his new around him designed PEKA he developed more interest in beer and women. Hence the PEKA didn't see much use and had been tidyly stored away for decades.
I am a fan of Peter Serier's work. He is a pragmatic builder with very good eye for detail. I already showed you some of that with for example my Prestos of which some are also built by Serier. This PEKA is no different.
...but with the PEKA Serier not only build another great frame, no, he went a bit futher with his refinement. Spot the Nuovo Record aero levers with internally through the bars routed cables. I have been told it took 5 bars before they were happy with the result.
Pic of the previous owner. Bike looks very good overall. That Concor seat was blue once, exactly matching with frame. Blue are also the bar plugs and the end tape. I think I will do a little overhaull: fresh tape, fresh tyres and fitting the NR cranks caps. I do have that same seat, but is reserved for another build. For the levers I consider going with blue Velox cotton, instead of conventional hoods. I am really looking forward to riding this. It is my size.
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