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PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:12 pm 
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Picked up a lovely Gazelle Formula (Race I think) from the 'bay - mainly because it was a nice colour :) I think its very late 80's or early 90's.

I've been talked in to signing up for a charity ride in June so I need to get it back on the road asap! I've got the frame & forks, plus the bb & headset were left on when I bought it :) I need everything else!

Does anyone know what group set it would of had originally? Or what will fit now? Not overly bothered about getting it period correct - just look the part & working. Its got braze ons for the down tube for the shifters so I think that might limit what I can use.

Any advice appreciated. :)

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:34 pm 
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The formula frames were mostly sold as news as as a frame set and not as a complete bike. But as well as Campagnolo as Shimano will do (and fit).


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:51 pm 
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I am quite sure your frame will be in one of these catalogues :)

http://jvs.webklik.nl/page/gazelle


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:14 pm 
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Thanks for the info and the link guys :)

Looks like it was a '89 bike as the catalogue after that the Formula looks to be made out of 531 not 501. Interesting stuff.

Have another question I'm afraid - The frame came with a bb already on the frame - is is designed for a particular make (i.e Shimano/Campag) or will anything fit?

Thanks!

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:23 am 
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You could be right about the year. That is also what the serial suggests >>

http://www.fivenineclimber.com/bikes/ga ... umbers.htm


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:33 am 
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MrBen wrote:
Have another question I'm afraid - The frame came with a bb already on the frame - is is designed for a particular make (i.e Shimano/Campag) or will anything fit?

http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m56 ... 100874.jpg

Looks like a standard square taper to me. Anything should fit.


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