This 2 years younger Batavus Professional was also built by the Batavus race frame shop. This particular frame uses Reynolds 531 butted tubing instead of Columbus SP (but you could order SP) and a Bocama crown instead of Cinelli. Apart from that much is the same.
The Batavus' Bocama crown has cyclists engraved:
Pinstriping for the Fongers while the Batavus has an headtube in contrasting colour (upcharge). Bocama Super Professional long point lugs for both frames. The Columbus decal sits between the shifters and a Dura-Ace EX decal on the seattube, where the Columbus decal usually sits.
The Batavus has an open shell, but the 1980 model didn't have. Like the Fongers.
Serial 2 56 4510
The Batavus came with full Dura-Ace AX aerodynamic group. This frame wasn't properly specced for that, as the routing to the rear derailleur doesn't work properly when the cable comes from under the bracket.
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