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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:53 pm 
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this is my nearly finished gazelle champion mondial
fully restored
purchased from a guy in poland as a frame and fork
re-fnished by atlantic boulevard in bury
just needs an 8 speed chain to finish
cipo


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:07 pm 
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Lovely frame

IMHO it needs some nice silver 32 spoke wheels..................:-)

Andy


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:18 pm 
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Nice Champion Mondial. It is an AA-Special, but I guess you already knew that.

That refinishing looks very accurate to me, both paint in 'Brussels blauw' and decals

BB: Cinelli or ROTO?

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ROTO (optionally available in 'open' edition)

Lugs: Bocama short or longpoints?


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:18 pm 
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Thank you for the information,to be honest i'm not that familiar with the gazelle.but i bought this because i was attracted to it.
after seeing them on classicrendezvous,i had to own one.
the bb is definitely cinelli as in your reference
i think they are the spearpoint lugs,maybe these photos will show.
i was not aware that this was an AA-special,were these top end frames!!
malc


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:47 pm 
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cipolinni wrote:
Thank you for the information,to be honest i'm not that familiar with the gazelle.but i bought this because i was attracted to it.
after seeing them on classicrendezvous,i had to own one.
the bb is definitely cinelli as in your reference
i think they are the spearpoint lugs,maybe these photos will show.
i was not aware that this was an AA-special,were these top end frames!!
malc


The AA-Special was one of the top off the line frames in the Gazelle Champion Mondial line up. There were more, like the criterium frame AA-Super, the 753, the Time Trial, the Track, the aerodynamic model ...among others.

For as far I can see it from the pic I spot a Bocama Professional short point lug. This combined with the info on the shell means the frame is little later than those I own(ed): Maybe '84 or so. Serial# will unveil more. Your frame is in fact similar to this one covered on Gazelle Pages >>> http://www.fivenineclimber.com/bikes/ga ... lloway.htm


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:55 pm 
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Yes definitely bocama professional short-point lugs
I will get the serial number to get the year
this information is much appreciated
thanks
malc


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:33 am 
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I recall the Paragon RT riding gazelles domestically in the 80's. However, i don't recall the chromed rear triangles. Perhaps what you have is a superior model to theirs.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:30 pm 
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New here, just found the site.
Likely to be bad news for the pocket tho' !

Does this frame have chrome rear end or the stainless, as I know Gazelle were using stainless , possibly late 1980s ?
Wife still has her Gazelle, used regularly during the summer, bought new in 1986 from Sid Ellis in Rotheram (?)


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:47 pm 
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Hi
Thanks for your reply and interests
When i originally purchased this frame from a gentleman in Poland,it was in a sorry state.So i got it re-finished to it's original state.
The rear triangle was chromed but heavily pitted.
Now it's a real joy to ride,though only in the summer months.
It's really light and responsive
Regards Cipo (Malcolm)


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Chromed. The stainless steel models you are referring to were the early nineties 731os-RVS, 653-RVS and Exception. They used Poppe & Pothoff Noblex for blades and stays.


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