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My second Gazelle

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Got to love these dutch bike.
I was lucky to get this whole bike at a bargain all the way from Germany. It has some old french components - a mix simplex group, some nifty high flange normany hubs with mavic tubs and a working condition mafac brake. The seller describe the bike as unridable and only good for display. It was in a bad state (and the box it came in was even worst) but salvageable IMHO.

When i saw it, immediately i knew what mechs i want to put it... because i that i  guess, it didn't take long for me to source and secure all the part that i needed. The other thing about the frame is that i just absolutely love the colour (blue is my fav colour) and the patina it came with. the nicks actually gave it character. With a bit of elbow grease and a lot of solvent, i manage to get the shine back. the rest is history. 

Thanks to my fav LBS - SSC, the result was what i'd imagine and it rides smooth too..

Pictures of the original condition.
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And this is how it came in... 
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Cleaned it up good...
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And the uncle at SSC did a superb job (as always - and i'm going to miss him when he retires end june)

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Wow!
Really nice build!
Nice colour combination too!
You have done it again!
I like your French saddle
Just bought a similar one for my up coming French build
How it rides?



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Nice crank!
You got good colour sense!

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Jess, Maybe you need this?



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great, hope you can make Gazelle become popular in Singapore.
Gazelle is a Dutch bike
affordable classic vintage steel bike

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Thanks everyone. I'm real happy with it. it rides smooth. the only think that i might consider changing is the freewheel cog, to have a bigger cog size - 26T.

dmoster - mine as neglected so its a bit 'hard' now. i have to constantly apply mink oil to condition it. if your condition is better than mine, it should ride like a b17 but slightly shorter - by 2cm and has no saddle bag loop.

Sko... you like to tempt me = P anyway, i bought a pair of Rivat leather cycling shoe. the sizing is a bit weird.

Citylimit - 2 more of my friends have gazelles. we've got a little gazelle club going ; P


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Ha, Anyway that's my collection. I think you need +1 for vintage leather cycling shoes. I still have few smaller size available. let me know if friend needs.



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