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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:54 pm 
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Having shown the Presto it is easy to make a jump to another frame that was posing in front of my camera this week: a Presto 'damesframe'

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This Presto frame is not built by Serier, but by the builder mentioned in my previous post: Jan Legrand. JL built this lightweight ladies frame for a friend. The girl rode it on a roundtrip from Amsterdam to Paris and back, together with her father.

I call it a ladies frame, but it has a bit higher step through than a regular 'damesframe', but lower than a mixte. It is a semi-mixte :P

Brief specifications:
- full Reynolds 531 butted tubing
- Presto typical fork
- Campagnolo 1010 ends
- open ends for stays and blades

Does anyone have an idea what lugs Jan used?


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I am still looking for info on what lugs are used for the Presto. I have a couple pics that show them in more detail.

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I have also two more pics of the PEKA. Like Presto PEKA drew inspiration from the Amsterdam coat of arms.

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What I love about this bike/build is its elegant sleekness...
The beauty is in the lines - uncluttered and beautifully nimble.
And there is something about that colour that just frames the whole thing. Lovely :D


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Thanks for your thoughts Del. Like most Dutch bikes the PEKA is a purpose aimed bicycle in 1st instance. Probably the functional simplicity and blue solid contribute very much to the elegance for this bike.

PEKAs were built for a relatively short period, so the PEKA is even more rare than the Presto or the Zieleman. I know only one other online - this very nice stayer example in the 'Sammlung Embacher' collection: PEKA Steher

It was a PEKA that Rene Kos raced to the 1981 stayer world title, but I do not know whether it was this one.


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Found below ad on the web

A Serier built frame, but this time no PEKA or Presto ...no, a Giant >>

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Page of 2 pages Giant ad in the October 1989 issue of Backpacker.


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If you want to refurb. that saddle, (the Blue one), you could use Leather die. It would make it look like new


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Thanks Synthesis

I already used black on black seats with good result. I should purchase the blue and one or several brown tones. Seats like this are worth saving :)


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Earlier this week I showed you my Simon frame. Today I decided for a ride to the little Zaandam shop. This with the aim get stories on Simon in general and possibly stories, tech talk and all other things that could be interesting on my specific Simon if they remembered it. A view glimpses of the Simon >>

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It is quite a journey, but I had a great bike to cover it: the PEKA.

Weather looked good when I left and radar images on my laptop were also promissing. Reality was a bit different however.

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Rain.

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Arrived in Zaandam I of course couldn't resist making some nice pics as proove I have really been there :wink:

PEKA in front of Zaandam wind mills >>

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Than power of my batteries went low and camera switched out. But there were some more interesting things to see :( Fortunately a nearby bike shop was so kind to sell me 2 Duracells for 2 euro.

PEKA in front of typical Zaandam house >>

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PEKA in front of Albert Heijn's first grocery store >>

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The ride home was in better conditions and because of the distance I had enough time to dry.

How it went at the little Simon shop? Well, it appears to be closed each Wednessday afternoon.


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Too bad about the closed shop. But at least it was a beautiful ride in a beautiful scenery. Love the Peka. What a nice bike. Zaandam seems well preserved and that's where my Gazelle got originally sold. It makes me want to go there even more! 8)


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Yes, well preserved, but of course not entire Zaandam looks like this. It is a quite big town with people living and working there. People normally don't live and work in mills and little wooden houses anymore. Sadly, from some perpectives. Good from others.

The shop: next time more luck. I now know when it's open.


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