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Gazelle Champion Mondial A-frame 1978 Champagne

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A-frame Reynolds 531 tubing / 54cm / 1978

Cinelli / Cinelli

1979 Super Vitus / Shimano 600ex Arabesque

Superbe / Mavic Championnat du Monde sur route / Tubular


Shimano 600ex Arabesque (Dura Ace rings)

Arius Gran Carrera Special

All 600ex Arabesque

All 600ex Arabesque

Dura Ace 5-speed Uniglide cassette & freewheel

Found this in a farmers barn. Farmer said it was his father in law's. After a thorough clean it looked like a brand new showroommodel. Even the tubes are in reasonable condition! Sticker on toptube says 'Brands model'. Now I know that Brands was an East-Amsterdam bikeshopowner who imported frames from Italy and from Dutch builder Gazelle and painted the bikes with his name on it. But he just put a sticker on this one, which is fine by me cause I like this colour and decals.

Wish I had a better camera and skills for better pictures. Colour is 'champagne' which makes it a proper time machine. I'm already groing some sideburns to match ;)

Serial number indicates the frame was build late '78. The fork shows it is a '79 model so it's kinda inbetween years. Not that anyone cares...

I got some nos 600 levers with the nice fresh hoods but still have to mount them. When I do, I would have to change the bartape as well, but I just love the weared look of it now. It will take some time to get that same worn dark-brown colour again.

People who friended this bike knapprobert, Splined, campystamp, PaceMaker, pullup, Zephyrus, moik, R Allin, per.k, Albert Kernberg, non-fixie

Wow nice bike!!! I am

Wow nice bike!!!

I am getting nostalgic here... When I raced in the 80's a had rode a blue Gazelle Champion Mondial A-frame, pantogaphed Campagnolo shift levers and a mix of Campagnolo and Mavic parts.

It is what it is...

which is a bucket of.....


More info may be available on Bike Forums, Classic & Vintage. There are some Gazelle gurus there. Killer bike.

Robbie ♪♫♪...☻

Thanks! I will check those

Thanks! I will check those out


Heel Moiee!



Nice Frame

Groupset too.


I care.

Then my research wasn't in

Then my research wasn't in vain...

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