1985 Batavus Professional 



About this bike

In 1904 Andries Gaastra founded a shop in Heerenveen where he sold watches and sewing machines. Two years later, the product range is extended with bikes of the then-known German brand "Presto" from Chemnitz (not to be confused with the Dutch brand Presto from Amsterdam ).Within a few years mr. Gaastra decides to produce bikes itself under the brand 'Batavus'. The first name of the company is  Bicycle- and Motorfabric A. Gaastra and changes in Batavus NV Chassis & engine factory from 1932. In 1986, Batavus goes bankrupt. The company is then taken over by the Atag Cycle Group.  In the late nineties Batavus is included in the Accell Group.

From 1986 to 1992, Batavus was the official bike supplier/sponsor for the Royal Dutch Cycling Union (KNWU). 

The Batavus professional I'm selling here was the best that Batavus had to offer in the mid-80's. The frame itself is made out of sturdy columbus SL tubes which were the best that you could get at that time. Besides of that it is equipped with a complete Campagnolo Victory groupset, which was designed not only as a mid-level component but also as a legacy design to those that preferred the old  Super Record (Victory) designs over the new C-Record. The last owner changed the brakelevers for some Shimano 600 Aero one's. All the cables and the tires are renewed. Saddle is a San Marco Concor and the handlebar and the stem are from cinelli.


  • Seat Tube CC:

    59 cm

  • Top Tube CC:

    57 cm

  • Stand-over height

    84 cm

  • Headtube:

    18 cm



Parts list

  • Rear derailleur

    Campagnolo Victory

  • Front derailleur

    Campagnolo Victory

  • Gear Shifters

    Campagnolo Victory

  • Crankset

    Campagnolo Victory

  • Bottom Bracket

    Campagnolo Victory

  • Brake levers

    Shimano 600 Ultegra

  • Brake calipers

    Campagnolo Victory

  • Handlebar


  • Stem


  • Head-set

    Campagnolo Victory

  • Seat-post

    Campagnolo Victory

  • Saddle

    San Marco Concor

  • Hubs

    Campagnolo Victory

  • Rims

    Mavic Module E2

  • Freewheel


  • Pedals

    Not included

  • Chain


  • Tires