Batavus Vacansoleil , ready for now.

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by PinaRene

After buying the same frame for my son as you can see here: BATAVUS

I contacted the seller and asked him if he had any more frames. He still had some , even new ones on stock so I ordered a 52cm frame and picked it up last week.

I also took with me a FSA K-Force Light team seatpost and a OS115 stem. The only thing that was used was the Easton fork , but a new paintjob on that later this week will make it shiny and new. The frameset has a nice weight incl. Headset of 1365 gram , so with a DA 7900 setup it will be around 7,0kg. Thinking about a set of teamwheels to go with ( Cole 50mm tubular )
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by PinaRene

At this moment the build is almost ready. The fork had the respray by a friend of mine who is a Wonderboy.

First I got all the components complete. I bought a lose part DA7900 group, and it came out nice as a matter of Budget friendly. Shifters and Crank where 99% and cost me € 350,- and a brand new DA FD was just € 39,-

After I put on the saddle I weight the bike. It is a nice 6.5Kg without peddals , but they come in next week I hope so I can do a test ride

Build list :

Batavus Vacansoleil

Frame HM X Carbon Batavus 960
Fork Easton EC90 SLX 330
Headset FSA Orbit 75
Saddle Selle Italia Teknologica flow 116
Crankset incl. BB Dura Ace 7900 745
Chain Dura Ace 7900 226
Fr Derailleur Dura Ace 7900 66
Re Derailleur Dura Ace 7900 165
Shifters Dura Ace 7900 368
Brakes Dura Ace 7900 296
Pedals Exustar E43. 254
Stem FSA OS115 145
Bar FSA Wing pro 278
Seatpost FSA K Force Light 225
Seatpostclamp Token with tita screw 8
Wheels Shimano DA7850 1398
Tires incl.latex 560
Cassette 198
Skrewers 124
Bottle cages Elite Composite 76
Cables BBB/Shimano 145
Handlebar tape Lizard skins 55

Total Weight 6813


It will be a nice drive next to my Scott Addict R1

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by PinaRene

Last week I rode the bike for the first time. Pedals came in and the weather was fine, so a 40 km ride in the afternoon to test / shift / and feel. The front of the bike is less stiff than the Addict , maybe because of the fork or perhaps the reason is that the Addict just has more materail up front.

But the bike responds well , shifting is verry smooth and the saddle is verry comfortable. I have 3 SLR Carbonio flow saddles on my other bikes and this is the first Teknologica. The test was with the RS20 wheels I also use to drive to work, curious how it will ride with the DA wheels with the Veloflex / latex combi.


Maybe for next year a set of nice 50 mm clincher wheels ..... Chinese full carbon or Shimano Dura Ace C50 clincher with alu brake surface :noidea:
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by KB

Rene - congrats. love the Batavus. It's a long time since I've seen any of their frames. They were always a mainstay of the Dutch teams along with Rih and Jabo. Looks like you're based in Holland judging by the pic.

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