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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 2:32 pm 
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My Gazelle Champion Mondial A-frame in Amstel bier finishing. J8B's project inspired me to do a little bit more thinking on how I will do my project. I think the frame would work very well with early black Dura-Ace.

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Dura-Ace HF hubs >>>

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The frame has fittings that do allow Campagnolo instead of Shimano shifters, hence the black Gazelle panto'ed shifters will be Campag's contribution to this build. The current Campagnolo headset will be replaced by a black chrome Dura-Ace example >>>

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The frame was originally supplied by Geert Belga in Groningen.

Wrap over stays, brake butterfly and full 531C tubing - all Champion Mondial characteristics >>>

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I kind have a weak spot for the black Dura-Ace components, especially in combination with particular colours. I tend to like it with metallic/gloss paints, as with this A-frame for example. I plan to build the other Dura-Ace black groupset I have on this Presto frame >>>

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The trained eye with spot resemblance with the A-frame. It looks a bit like a slightly more luxerious A-frame. The resemblance is no coincidence. The man who contributed substantially to the Gazelle Champion Mondial design, Bertus Slesker, built this Presto.


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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 10:14 pm 
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Beautiful frames! 8)


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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 10:00 am 
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Amstel did always ride on fabulous bikes.
RIH- ALAN - GIOS - GAZELLE


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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 10:11 am 
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Very nice frames! Especially the red one.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:09 am 
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Very nice. Going to look great with black Dura Ace. Especially like the high profile hubs :)


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:44 am 
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I'm coming back every day just to look at these frames.

They're both beautiful but if I had to choose one I'd take the Presto. The frame's color, the chrome... I don't know, it's just fantastic! 8)


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