Duell Professional 1990
About this bike
Jan van Dalen started building frames in The Hague, in the barn of his parents' house. However, the demand for his frames grew rapidly so he relocated to Hoek of Holland where he remained until 2002. Nowadays Jan is giving cycling clinics in Maillorca. Duell frames are still being built, but Jan has nothing to do with these frames.
Jantje, as he was called long by insiders, also built frames for PRESTO in Amsterdam - nice steel frames with lugs. Duell bikes were well known in the Netherlands for their quality and refined details. One of those distinctive details was the bottom bracket, which had specials slots to guide the shifter cables. An other saillant detail was that Duell's always had painted logo's instead vinyl one's.
The Duell Professional that I am selling here was the best model that Jan van Dalen offered. It is made out of SLX tubing, and has a cinelli spoiler bottom bracket and internal brake cable routing. Painted in the typical team coulour of Duell so called "Candy Red".
It is equipped with a complete shimano 600 Ultegra groupset. Frameset is made out of SLX tubing and build by master frame builder Jan van Dalen. These were the best bikes that money could buy in the late 80's/ beginning of the 90's. I've bought the bike from the first owner. It has paint chips and touch ups here and there but chrome and the paint are still shiny and in a pretty good condition. Frame number is 1926. Which probably dates is 1992
The bike is completely rebuild/refurbished. All the cables have been renewed and also the handlebar tape is new. Besides of that I upgraded the wheelset, since it had a normal wheelset with low rims. In my opinion these high rims look much better. The tires are almost new Continental Grand Prix one's. Perfect bike for everyday use.
It has the typical flashy Duell paint job, and the frame itself is just stunning. Take a look at the bottom bracket, the slotted cable guides are just one of those typical Van Dalen inventions. The bike itself is still in a good condition. Handlebar tape and all the cables are replaced. Furthermore equipped with an 8 speed chorus groupset.
- Rear derailleur
- Front derailleur
- Gear Shifters
- Bottom Bracket
- Brake levers
- Brake calipers
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