i have this bike for sale, and i have never seen a cleaner bike. it's a 1977 batavus hs50, with 319 original miles. it starts right up, and does not have a scratch on it. not a rust pit anywhere to be found on any of the chrome. it comes with an original sales brochure. this bike is amazing to see. it does have 3 problems with it.
1-the gas tank is rusted out on the top, from the inside. the bike was stored in this guys house for 20 years with 3/4 tank of gas. condensation caused the top of the tank to rust out bad. it's a shame because the paint and decals are beautiful.
2- there is a tiny dent in the front fender. very tiny, and looks like it was molded into the fender.
3-a small area on the lower rear of the seat has the vinyl pulled away. easily fixable with some glue, or a staple.
this bat has the laura m48 and it is the 25 mph version. the chain, sprockets, tensioners, basically everything have absolutely no rust or corrosion. tires are the original michelins with not one dry rot crack, and they still have the mold flashing on them. i'd swear they look like they were just bought.
asking $500.00 for this ped. firstname.lastname@example.org
i prefer not to ship, and i'd like anyone interested to come see it and ride it.
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