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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:19 am 
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Right, I've been putting this off, in the hope that I would find some cash elsewhere.....not going to happen this month. All are priced to sell.....and if all of them get 'dibbsed' and deposit paid via paypal before, say Wednesday or Thursday, I will make the run from near Stansted airport to old London Town, and deliver them to a mutually convenient area outside the congestion zone.....Tottenham hale perhaps, or somewhere similar. Other than that, collection please.
So.....I have for sale, three separate Gazelles......
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Gazelle cyclocross frame, fork and headset.
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This is Reynolds 531, and measures 60cm ctc seat tube, 57cm ctc top tube.comes with a decent stronglight headset, that is fine at the moment.
It is a fantastic, versatile frame and fork, that I am only selling because of my 29er.....it's just not getting used. There are no dents, but there are some scrapes that have been touched in with black paint, by the previous owner. I'm not sure of the year, but the serial is 4005737, if you can work it out frm that. UTFS, I found out that I paid £100 collected for it....so taking into account going to collect it, is what I want please. I think I got a good deal then.

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Gazelle champion mondial AA Special 1985 frame and fork

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This measures 58cm ctc on the seat tube, and about 56cm ctc on the top tube and is in sapphire blue, made from Reynolds 531c throughout.
I bought this from the bay in a sad state.....this was stripped and rebuilt to perfection, in my eyes.....so much so, it never got ridden either. I was going to ride L'eroica on it with the cabling changed, but used my hetchins instead.....the story is, that this was raced semi pro, then retired. The mavic group will be up for sale separately.this is a frame and fork sale only.
There are no dents, but the top pearl coat is scratched in places through to the darker blue base colour......this doesn't detract from it's beauty though.
It was supplied new from 'reality cycle importers' in Sheffield, and has the initials 'UB' as a decal on the fork blades... I will leave the original Gazelle pantographed gear shifters on it too. For this, I want £145.... You know it's worth more, as the shifters regularly go for up to £50 on their own.

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This is the jewel in the crown, as far as I'm concerned.
It is 59cm ctc on the seat tube, and 55cm in a straight line, ctc top tube.
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This is a Gazelle lo pro TVM-bison ex team bike, which has was with them for a time, as the 'TVM' sticker has been put on over the top of the Bison one.....it was allegedly ridden in the Tour de France by Hendrik Redant. I have no provenance for this, as such, but the guy I got it from has form for producing things like this.....I have also joined twatter, purely to engage mr redant in dialogue.....which I am in the middle of!
He says he isn't sure if it was his or not, at the moment.....damn those 140 characters......but I am awaiting another reply.
Either way, I asked on the 'Gazelle' thread about the value.....one of our Dutch friends, who is very much 'in the know', thought that it was worth between £350-£600 as a frame, fork with the original Dura-Ace headset. I have since built it up with bits from the parts bin. The groupset is 105-1055 nearly throughout.....it is only the rear wheel that isn't, but that is a nice old campag number, with the winged logo. It isn't dialled in, as the cables are a little short, to be honest, but it rides beautifully as it is. The bars, stem and the seatpin are not included, but for everything else, I'm looking for £375..... Go on, find another for less!

That's all for now......I'm in my garage doing this on the piddle pad, and my fingers are numb.......I'm also a bit pissed on Henry westons vintage cider, which is the bollox.

Here is a link to the album for more pictures, I think.

http://s929.beta.photobucket.com/user/stedlocks/library/gazelles


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:14 pm 
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A herd of Gazelles.....ie a little bump


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:47 pm 
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Hi,

I saw these on lfgss, if I wing euro millions on Friday, will you take a bad price for all three?

They are all lovely, what are you planning to do with the money?

Richard

P.s. I already have two, three more would just be outlandish!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:23 pm 
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The plan was to get some spending money for my wife's birthday .....we are having a couple of nights in a London hotel and some shopping/retail therapy.....her, that is, I'll be bag carrying!

Looks like its macky dee's and a troop to the pound shop!

Not really, but once I've made my mind up to move something on, then I have to .....plus I want to downsize the fleet after some c***ts tried to get in the mancave at the weekend.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:59 pm 
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I saw that about the thieves, not good at all. The pound shop are selling good pads for polishing at the moment - 5 for £1. I think there are bike shops in London - it might not be that bad!!!

GLWS - fingers crossed for euromillions though!!! I will give you extra for a meal in McD's!!!! LOL

Richard


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:01 pm 
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Pm'd re Tvm Gazelle


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:42 am 
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Pm's replied to......

And thanks TGR.....I'll have a fish burger meal, as there is less chance of horse in it ;0)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:28 pm 
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TVM Gazelle sold to a great new custodian! :0)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:30 pm 
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Nicely done although i am disappointed- lottery draw is later tonight!!! You may change your title to 'duo' or 'brace' or 'pair' i suppose.

GL with remainder,

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:53 pm 
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Thanks Richard.... I'll change the title and edit the thread later :0)


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