While ago I posted these two pics:
Detailpics of the Jan de Reus I took immediately after collection. Meanwhile I gave the Reus a serious overhaul:
- new (loose) balls and Motorex grease for the bearings
- rust preventive oils inside the frame
- cleaned the lever hoods
- new red Velox Tressostar cotton tape and Velox plugs for the bars
Finally this morning I glued two new tubes on the rims. The Reus is ready. It is my 2nd Reus, the other being an 80s bike. The 1st one already impressed with excellent ride qualities. A quick spin around the block learnt me this 70s Reus is no different: rides beautifully.
I only have to put the original pedals with clips and red leather straps back on.
The cockpit with the red Tressostar tape:
That 1A stem requires odd size tools. Italian probably.
The Jan de Reus was handbuilt by Jan de Reus in Zwanenburg near Amsterdam.
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