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Gazelle Champion Mondial Cyclocross 1981

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Reynolds 531 / 60 / 1981

Italmanubri / Cinelli

531 / Stronglight

105 / Rigida DP 18 / Golden Boy 28

Idem dito

Campy SR

Selle Italia / Dura Ace

Shimano barends / Campy NR

Mafac front - Weinmann rear / Mafac

12-28 (not in the pic) / 52-42

Build up the bare frame with parts partly from my other CX (mistery frame), which still has to be repainted. Only the BB was already on the frame and is very functional, so no need (yet) to replace.

Frame is from my birthyear, which happens to be the year good old Hennie Stamsnijder won the Cyclocross World Championship on such a Gazelle Champion Mondial. Unfortunately the previous owner used decals from a later period and also found it necessary to drill bottlecage-holes (oh no!). Still a much better frame than my mistery CX. I may replace the wheels cause they just don't really fit the bike and they make the bike even heavier than it already is.

The rearstays are a bit more beefy build compared to road-Champion Mondials and the BB is a tad bit higher, so the riding sensation is certainly different from my other Champi's

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love it!

This bike is so firkin well done! Congratz! so sweet!

Now that's what I call a

Now that's what I call a cheerful comment, thanks! I absolutely adore your Raymond...

Totally OG

Totally OG cyclocross. Very clean build.

another nice one mate

another nice one mate


I love these old steel CX bikes. I think maybe I will have to make one a project soon. How do they ride compared to modern steel CX bikes?

I was told last week by a

I was told last week by a cross-veteran that nowadays the modern bikes are so much faster than back in the day, mainly because of low-weight and smoother drivetrains. This Gazelle is quite heavy but firm while my other old CX is very light but also a bit 'loose' ride experience (fatigue?).

Nice bike! Except for the

Nice bike! Except for the bottlecage-holes ;-)

Some other wheels would do it justice. I think those bar-end-shifters are the coolest thin

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