It was just last week that we featured an OTSG First Batavus Monte Carlo, and now here we are being treated to our second! This is Bill P’s blue variant. Have a great weekend! Go ride your bike!
I purchased this bike from a guy who reconditions vintage bikes and sells them…you would enjoy walking around in his shop I’m sure. I also contacted Batavus trying to find the estimated date of manufacture, and they didn’t seem interested in my request…maybe I will will not be so interested in a new Batavus bike when I’m bike shopping then. There is a serial # on the frame indicating the frame at least, was made in Germany. I have been seriously riding since 1972, and I have never seen another Batavus. This bike is in great shape, and I enjoy riding it…something to be said for steel frames. The smooth ride makes me forget about the weight. It actually has wing nuts instead of quick release hubs…it has got to be early seventies at least. The painting and detail is beyond today’s bikes. Hope you enjoy taking a look at it. I also own another interesting/rare vintage bike I will send you. Bill