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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:14 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hello
Been lurking here for a wee while so thought I'd post up pics of my latest ride, a Gazelle Champion Mondial from 1988. I'm doing a few time trials on it just now so it's ketted out with a 10sp Microshift group, I plan to acquire something more period as I go along but groupset aside this is a cracking bike to ride, I love it!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:46 pm 
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How about a driveside picture?


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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 9:30 am 
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I think the colouring of the frame suits the modern groupset surprisingly well, at least better than most classic bikes.


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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 9:50 am 
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+1

It is a great frame. If you're fan of the features a modern groupset offers, than I think this is a great combination.


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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 8:19 pm 
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Thanks for the comments guys, to be honest I'm not keen on integrated shifters and would prefer bar end shifters but that will happen eventually! I never even thought of taking a drive side pic, the best I can do is this which my better half took while honing her photography skills! (Shame about her model!)


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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 10:30 pm 
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Finally got round to posting some better pics :D


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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 10:02 am 
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The graphics on the rear wheel really suit the frame!


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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 12:58 pm 
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That's a lovely build - did you have to cold-set the frame to get the 10-speed hub into the dropouts? Or is it just a squeeze? Interested to hear how you got on as I have a frame and forks from 1980 I'm considering a modern groupset on, though I might stick to '90s kit as opposed to 10-speed.


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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 3:34 pm 
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Rich34 wrote:
That's a lovely build - did you have to cold-set the frame to get the 10-speed hub into the dropouts? Or is it just a squeeze? Interested to hear how you got on as I have a frame and forks from 1980 I'm considering a modern groupset on, though I might stick to '90s kit as opposed to 10-speed.


Thank you! The rear dropouts measured 127mm so I just squeezed the rear wheel in without much bother at all :D
I took the bike out to the club '10' last night, an extremely hilly course and I was surrounded by some very expensive carbon fibre TT machines, didn't stop me & the Gazelle passing 4 of them though!!!


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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 4:10 pm 
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Thanks for that - the frame I'm getting has 126mm spacing apparently. I don't see any issues really from what I've read so far.

I too look forward to over-hauling people on carbon fibre stuff! The bike will be great once it's built, I do need to work on my fitness levels though... :?


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