✓ Original vintage frame - built in the 1980s
✓ Lightweight for the era - just 2.6 kg
✓ Suitable for historic cycling events such as L'Eroica
✓ Thoroughly checked over & photographed in detail
✓ Worldwide shipping
The Professional was the name given to the high end race frames built by Batavus through the 1970s, 80s and into the 90s. They were available in a wide range of tube sets and configurations throughout that period, and often built from the top tube sets from Reynolds (531C and 531P) or Columbus, including SL, SP and SLX. The frames were a direct competitor to the famous Gazelle Champion Mondial, and they stand up rather well we must say.
This particular Professional is probably from the mid to late 1980s, built from Reynolds 531 'Professional' (or 531P) which was the lightest version of 531 available at the time. This frame is also built with the neat minimal Cinelli fork crown, a Dardanne BB shell and Campagnolo dropouts, resulting in a very well put together frame.
If you're taking part in L'Eroica or a similar vintage event, this frame is of the correct age, so you won't be disqualified for being a rule breaker!
The frame's been carefully checked by one of our mechanics to confirm the alignment's correct and there's no damage to the threads. If there are any minor issues worth noting we will do so in the overview section below. Please take a good look at the detailed photos so you can see the cosmetic condition of the frame before you buy.
1980sCountry - Frame Material -
Reynolds 531 ProfessionalWeight -
2.55 kgStock Code -
Size Guide* - Medium (Approx 32" Inside Leg)
Seat Tube (ctc) - 54 cm
Top Tube (ctc) - 54 cm
Head Tube - 132 mm
Chainstay Length - 40 cm
Wheelbase - 98 cm
*This is just a guide, not a guarantee the frame will fit as every rider is different. If you're unsure of your size we'd always recommend trying out a bike with similar frame dimensions first.
Rear Spacing -
124.5 mmFront Spacing -
100 mmSeatpost Diameter -
27.2 mmWheel Size -
700c/28"Brake Fixing -
Recessed Allen KeyBrake Drop -
45 mmBottom Bracket Thread -
English/British/ISO ThreadHeadset Thread -
Standard ISO (24 TPI - British/Italian)Headset Stack Height -
40 mmFork Crown Race -
26.4 mm (ISO)Shifter Fittings -
Downtube Braze-OnHeadtube Internal Diameter -
30.0 mmSteerer Internal Diameter -
22.2 mm (Standard)
▼SHIPPING, TAXES & RETURNS
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We accept returns, please notify us within 14 days and ensure the item arrives back with us no later than 30 days after the order was received.
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