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gazelle champion mondial for L´eroica

Bike tags: Road bike | Champion Mondial | gazelle | L´eroica | Reynolds 531
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Gazelle Champion Mondial 1975

Cinelli old logo stem and bar

my entry for this years L´eroica race in Italy;
a 1975 Gazelle Champion Mondial with Campagnolo
groupset (original).
frame in ivory white (common for classic Gazelle's)
with orange panels(not so common!). seeing as most bikes entering the mother of all vintage bike rides are italian,I thought it best to stand out on something non-italian, the orange sort of representing the lowlands;-)
For the occasion of the 2011 L'eroica vintage bike ride
I altered this old lady a bit, original tubular wheels exchanged in
favor of clinchers with wider tires for more grip on the
famous ,or should I say notorious?,'strada bianchi' gravel roads,Brooks comfortable leather saddle and my handy Carradice saddle bag went along for the day.
The white cotton bartape ,already being grubby from previous rides, responded well to some coats of shellac,also keeping the theme vintage;-)
overall a great day out on a dutch classic;-)

People who friended this bike mihaicara, Aaron C, Splined, swardenh, the fumingator, Baroudeur, desent, garas, istvan, Smiley, mnfl, VintagebikePhil, parkman14, Zephyrus, knapprobert, kubaskoczek, mad dog, marco900, vqstaphbeard, Ashok Captain, eaglerock, Ruimteaapje

That's very sweet. I don't

That's very sweet. I don't recognize the tires you're running?

Sigh . . .

A beautiful bike!

Thanks for sharing.

Ashok Captain



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