P1010208

GAZELLE Champion Mondial 1981

– ce vélo est pas à vendre –

Etat comme neuf.

A basic frame of the professional GAZELLE product line « Champion Mondial ».  Refurbished by Fietsatelier Guldemond to ride along side canals in north of France. And also for hills. I do hope to be climbing some French mountains …

It frame sizes for me are resulting in a bicycle well suited for long distances. The Reynolds 531 tubing together with the new San Marco Rolls saddle and choice of tires makes it a comfortable bicycle. It is giving me a comfortable French car « Citroën DS »-like driving experience.

Ruud of Fietsatelier Guldemond selected Schwalbe P Durano Raceguard Dual Compound tires adapted to the coble stones like on the « Muur van Geraardsbergen/Mur de Grammont« , halfway Lille to Brussels.

Shimano EXAGE 300EX group with Shimano Index System (SIS)-shifters. Referring to above mentioned « Citroën DS »-like experience, braking and changing gear techniques might be compared rather to a « Citroën 2CV »-like experience: rudimentary but efficient 🙂

Frame number 3261298 indicates frame is built in 1981.
Frame sizes:
Centre to centre = 58 cm.
Top tube = 57 cm.
Wheelbase = 101 cm.
Stand-over = 83 cm.

Mountain gear applied: 52/40 and 11/13/15/18/21/24/28 teeth.