1985 Batavus Competition

First, thank you for the excellent website. I've drawn great inspiration from the bicycles featured here.

However, I find the Current Classics gallery wanting in one area: the inclusion of a Batavus build! (Though there is one Batavus frame in the Singlespeed gallery).

This bicycle is built around what I believe to be a 1985 Batavus Competition frameset, with Reynolds 531 main frame tubes. I purchased it with a mix of parts, but I believe it was originally specād as a road racer with Campagnolo Triomphe. If anyone has any additional information on this frame or the original build, I would be glad to learn it!

The bike offers an excellent ride, perfect for day touring. It has just been built, so it will never be this clean again. Miles to go before it sleeps!

Here are the build specs:

Sugino XD300 cranks 46/36/26 (steel rings)
Ultegra 6500 GS RD
Suntour Cyclone Mk II Touring FD
Suntour Barcon shifters
SRAM 8 speed cassette 11-28
Wippermann Connex 8 speed chain
Mavic Open Pro w/ Ultegra hubs
Panaracer Pasela TG 25mm
Nitto Technomic 80mm quill stem
Nitto Noodle 44 cm bars
Shimano A550 dual pivot calipers, nutted Cane Creek SCR-5 levers
Kool Stop MTB salmon pads
Brooks B-17 saddle
MKS touring pedals
SR Laprade seatpost
Tange Levin headset
Shimano 107mm UN-53 BB



Batavus Competition - side view
Batavus Competition - headbadge bat boy
Batavus Competition - downtube lug detail

Batavus Competition - front quarter view


Batavus Competition - scenic stone backdrop



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