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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:10 am 
Dirt Disciple

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For Sale

A late-80s Gazelle Champion Mondial AA Special 531c frame and forks with Campagnolo Super Record headset and Chorus bottom bracket.

The frame measures 55cm c-t-c and is in good condition with no dents or dings, and comes with a Cinelli cast bottom bracket shell. The rear spacing is 130mm and therefore suitable for 8-speed and upwards (I had it built up with a Campagnolo 8 speed Chorus/CDA groupset). It is a responsive and nimble frame and I’m only selling because I have another one and can’t justify owning two.

There are a few areas where the paint has been scratched (the most noticeable is on the rear stay as can be seen in the photo) and a previous owner has attempted to touch up an area on the underside of the top tube.

Both the headset and bottom bracket are in good condition – the headset includes three Campagnolo spacers which were recommended by LBS rather than cutting down the steel steerer, and I will also include the original Gazelle branded headset should the buyer want it.

SOLD


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:09 pm 
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Brought from me and despite having had a plethora of bikes pass through my hands I still recall how impressed I was with the ride.

It was a regretful sale, really wish I could have afforded to keep it. I guess now is my opportunity to buy it back but alas I still cannot afford it....


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:15 pm 
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That is really nice and my size......i'll get back to you on this one.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:45 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Please do get in touch if you want any additional photos or further information.

As Tel confirms, Gazelle Champion Mondial AA Special's are great frames whose geometry offers a super riding experience as well as impressive European aesthetics.

Almost taking myself out of selling it there, but unfortunately it does need a new home...


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:54 am 
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i was after one of those Campag headset spacers for ages...
do you have any spare by any chance???
lovely frame, have a bump


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:59 am 
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Unfortunately, I've none spare at the moment. They do seem rare as hen's teeth and rarely come up on ebay or elsewhere - I've seen secondhand ones sell for £20-25, which is unbelievable when you think about it.

Thanks for the kind words about the frame too.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:05 am 
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hey, thanks for quick reply

i dont mind to pay £20 for it, considering how rare they are.. i know its crazy, but...

really tempted to buy your frame now only because of the headset, but i got 2 champ mondials aa at home. theres one of them:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=180945


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:16 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Nice Gazelle and you are using all the right components to build her up too!

I can see why someone might be tempted to buy just for the headset, its arguably worth a fair bit with the three spacers and so the frame would work out at a fairly reasonable price given the original Gazelle one is included in the sale.

I''ll keep an eye out for a spacer and if I come across one I'll get in touch. Sometimes its worth asking at a LBS just on the off chance they've got one knocking about in the spares box.

Cheers


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:54 am 
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pm sent re: the frame. I've also got one of those spacers available for £20 posted...


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:58 am 
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Hello, sent a reply to your PM.

I also think you've made knyazb very happy!

Cheers


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