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1988 Klaas Kwantes KNWU pursuit track

A couple of months ago i have seen this frame set passing by on Cata-wiki.. and was bidding on the frame. As most auctions at the end it's going ham. I missed the auction and then a couple of months later this frameset popped up on Facebook. And i was like heey that looks familiar, i directly made contact with the seller. And the next day went to pick up the frameset. Thanks again Victor ;) . Some history about the framebuilder Klaas Kwantes. Klaas Kwantes was active as a rider in the early 1950s, and was also proffesional rider. Klaas however, seemed more born to the technical side of cycling, and excelled there therefore off. Years he watched his cousin Cees Stam at during his games behind the " Stayer " motors. Klaas would also become one of the better builders of "stayer " bicycles. He worked also for many years as a mechanic in big teams like "Chain". Also at the KNWU ( Dutch national cycle federation ) he has years of knowledge which he put into practice, while riders with "name" rode on his bicycles. He build his frames for Peka but also under his own name, Klaas Kwantes, he built bikes. The frames Klaas Kwantes be recognized by the double KK in the seatstays. . This frameset was made for Dutch trackcylist Leo Peelen. May he rest in paradise. And was used at the olympic games in Seoul Japan in 1988 at the individual pursuit. . Leopoldus Eduardus Theoduris "Leo" Peelen (16 July 1968 – 24 March 2017) was a Dutch track cyclist. He won the silver medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul in the points race. The following year, he captured a bronze medal at the 1989 World Championships. Peelen became six times Dutch champion on the track (Pointsrace in 1983, 1984, 1985 (winter), Individual Pursuit 1986 and Madison 1987 and 1988). . On the last picture you can see the Dutch national squad during the team pursuit. On the front Eric Cent, then Mario van Baarle. On third Leo Peelen and on the 4th position Marcel Beumer. You may ask yourself why there are RIH- sport tranfers on the frame. This is because RIH was the main sponsor for the Dutch olympic squad during the 80's and hence the tranfers. . 55cm center center 61cm center top 55cm top tube

Frame:
Columbus EL

Fork/Headset:
Columbus EL / Campagnolo nr pista

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Campagnolo C record pista / Campagnolo nr pista

Pedals:
Campagnolo C record 3rd gen

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
49-14 / Campagnolo 14T / Campagnolo 49T / Regina

Handlebars/Stem:
Modolo pursuit / Cinelli 1a 120mm

Saddle/Seatpost:
San Marco Concor / Campagnolo C record 27.2mm

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
600c Amanda / Suntour / Continental

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
700c FES / FES / Vittoria

More Info:
Total weight of the bike: 7,45 kg!! Insane :)

Added by kobe. Last updated 10 months ago.

1 Comment

J-Gazelle

J-Gazelle says:

Beautiful!

Posted 7 months ago