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 Post subject: Tell me about Gazelle
PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:38 pm 
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I've got a Gazelle CM on the way so I've been reading up on them in the usual places but there's not a great deal out there :?

I've heard a few people say that their not the most inspiring ride but a good all day in the saddle frame is that unfair :?:

There's somebody in our club with one so I'll be bending his ear this weekend but until then I'll rely on you lot to build up my excitement :lol:

Pics of your pride and joy would be good to :wink:

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i rode a gazelle sprinter for a few months on daily commute , lovelly bike , once the weather clears up i have a champion mondial to try , so roll on spring , or at least the ice stopping


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:33 pm 
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Three of my Gazelle's are here: http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=121946. Two are Champion Mondials.

Gazelle is my all-time favorite brand. You may look forward to a very nice ride for fast criteriums and long days in the saddle alike.

I also have a large collection of Gazelle brochures online.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:33 pm 
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I would say it is exactly the ride that made the Champion Mondials popular. Dutch are pragmatic people and generally spoken they consider a bike a tool, so the worksmanship is honest, but do not expect very refined or excessive detailing or frills. Personally I do appreciate the Dutch school graphics on the Gazelles.

Take a look overhere too >>> a Champion Mondial dedicated website compiled by enthousiast


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:45 pm 
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Hey JVS, that is your website on fiets.nl.
Lovely stuff.
Never had a Gazelle myself, but in the 80s the majority of dutch (road) amateurs were riding Gazelles. Always fancied one of those TVM bikes. Have a friend who has got one of those titanium mtb's. Really high end stuff at the time.
Not sure about their current bikes though....


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:08 pm 
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Here's mine from late 70s..
It rides like a dream - comfortable, swift, and precise. I LOVE it!!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:03 pm 
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Thanks for the links 8) thats a really nice looking bike Wired, lovely colour :)

Mine should be here next week hopefully, very excited now :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:56 pm 
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wired99 wrote:
Here's mine from late 70s..
It rides like a dream - comfortable, swift, and precise. I LOVE it!!

Nice bike indeed, but is it possibly a respray? Because these decals has been used at first in 1998.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:10 pm 
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It is a respray in aquagroen and those decals were used since late 80s.

Upcoming edition of 'Stalen Ros' exhibition has a Champion Mondial theme :)

http://link.marktplaats.nl/404359101


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:15 pm 
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Elev12k wrote:
It is a respray in aquagroen and those decals were used since late 80s.

Upcoming edition of 'Stalen Ros' exhibition has a Champion Mondial theme :)

http://link.marktplaats.nl/404359101

Decals : Not according tot the official GAZELLE brochures, also published here.
''Stalen Ros'' : I saw the advertising pages and the picture from earlier exhibitions. Really very nice for the real retrobike lover. Possibly I am going there, withouth bike, I will wait for the Jan Janssen version :D


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