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1982 Presto

And another Presto, again build by Serier. This is the former pro bike of Arie Kamsteeg, it was build around 1982 by master frame builder Peter Serier, in my opinion one of the best frame builders we have ever known in the Netherlands. It is probably one of the last frames he produced at presto before he started his own brand, Serier. Peter serier learned the art of framebuilding from Jan Legrand at presto.  After his time at Presto he started to build frames under his own name (Serier). Serier, however, was more a frame builder than a businessman, and his own company was never really a success.

Until 2010, Peter still had a website in the air. This time he didn't constructed and designed bikes but mostly furniture, in one way or another often inspired bicycles. 

Enough about history, let's go back to this exceptional bike, it belonged to former pro Arie Kamsteeg. Not a very big name at that time, but he has some nice results as a junior in the Amsterdam racing scene. I've attached a picture of him The bike is equipped with a complete Campagnolo Super Record group. Also look at the beautiful details like the pantographed triple x's (xxx). The letters are actually crosses from Amsterdam's coat of arms. Or the slotted bottom bracket to guide the shifter cables or the square brake bridge.  The attention to detail on this frame is just astonishing and simply one of a kind

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Parts list

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  • Rear derailleur

    Campagnolo 4001, Super Record Record 

  • Front derailleur

    Campagnolo 1052/SR, Super Record

  • Gear Shifters

    Campagnolo 1013,  Super Record

  • Crankset

    Campagnolo 1049/A, Strada Super Record 

  • Bottom Bracket

    campagnolo 4031, SuperRecord

  • Brake levers

    Campagnolo 4062, Super Record

  • Brake calipers

    Campagnolo 4061, Super Record

  • Handlebar

    3TT Competitizione

  • Stem

    3TT record

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  • Head-set

    Campagnolo 1039, Record Strada

  • Seat-post

    Campagnolo 4051/1, Super Record 

  • Saddle

    San Marco Rolls

  • Hubs

    Campagnolo 1034, Super Record

  • Rims

    Mavic GP4

  • Freewheel

    Maillard

  • Pedals

    -

  • Chain

    Sachs

  • Tires

    Wolber Classic 280