1078DA Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tel: 020 6714140
".....one of the best kept secrets among Dutch frame builders:
the bikes made by ZIELEMAN (pronounced: Zeel-a-man) in Amsterdam. Even in the
Netherlands only a few ageing cycling aficionados have heard about
him. It is the kind of exclusive bike a retired pro would ride when
no longer under sponsor obligations. These lugged steel bikes to my
mind have been on a par with all the Colnagos, Masis and Pinarellos
of this world for the past 30 years at least.
In an unassuming little workshop Zieleman still builds frames. RIH
and Zieleman are the only two (Amsterdam based) independent master
frame builders left in the Netherlands as far as I know who are
still in business."
Luke van Iwaarden, Amsterdam
Ko Zieleman has retired and is no longer building frames.
Luke van Iwaarden's Zieleman
Type Special circa 1980;
Columbus tubes, Cinelli lugs, stem and bars, Campagnolo dropouts,
Campagnolo Super Record gruppo, Mavic 190FB rims.
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