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Presto Amsterdam 1977 (2)

Bike tags: Road bike | 54 cm | Amsterdam | dutch | gold | more tags >>
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52/42 front / 5 speed 14/24 rear

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Found this frame thanks to a tip from Smiley, who recognized this bike in my size offered on Marktplaats as a genuine Presto thanks to the unmistakable Presto specific traits ( square brake bridges, open fork ends, crosses on the seatstay, smooth chromed fork crown. )

It was heavily and badly painted in a funky red and blue scheme and I decided to fully restore it in its original gold colour.

Actually it is from the same year as my other Presto and build just 12 bikes after the other one. Every Presto is uniquely build and this is a point in case as it is very different to the other one when you compare braze ons and cable routing.

It is probably another Jan Legrand build Presto just before the period when he started builing for the Dutch Ti Raleigh team

People who friended this bike LesE, vqstaphbeard, johnfixie, mobrien, campystamp, Smiley, socal3rensho, moik, per.k

The gold was a great choice,

The gold was a great choice, what a superb timemachine once again! All that SR, beautiful stuff.

Hope I'll find an affordable Presto in my size one day...

Amazing Restoration

Yeah, Smiley has hooked me up with a great deal on NOS Campagnolo brake hoods. Your Presto build is magnificent!

I believe the

I believe the "ridges/overlaps" on the seatstay caps points to Peter Serier. Could you post a photo of the binder portion of the seat lug?

Yes, the ridges are present

Yes, the ridges are present and according to this info http://www.retrobike.co.uk/wiki/Presto are attributed to Serier.

I showed my blue Presto to the current owner of the shop Loek Valk a couple of years ago and after just looking at the seatbinder slot, which was more or less like the usual slot (as is this one) he told me it was build by Legrand as Serier did them like it is shown in the link. So I think both framebuilders build with the ridges around that time.

Sorry, the pics i took of the seat stay do not show the slot properly so i did not include them.

I could see the ridges. I

I could see the ridges. I was curious about the seatbinder slot, but you already confirmed it doesn't have the "slots" that Serier used. Strange. I've read that Legrand did start doing the "ridges" on the seatstay caps after he started working for Ti Raleigh in order to make them look more like the catalogue Raleighs. And I believe he still built Presto's along side as well.

P.s. Very lovey bike!

well done!

classy build, can't go wrong by smiley!

what does the 27.0 (and not

what does the 27.0 (and not 27.2) sp diameter mean ?

do you think it's columbus SL ? unless SP existed in the late 70es, which i'm not sure of..

I am not an expert on the

I am not an expert on the columbus timeline as well but the painter told me he found a gold decal under the paint and this 27.0 diameter is consistent with the other columbus sl frames I have so it could be the right guess.

Edit: Just read Jan did'not like to work with columbus so i am not sure of the tubeset on this actually.

Presto power!

Presto power!



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