Saturday, December 19, 2009
My Gazelle Champion Mondial
I haven't bothered posting pics of my own bikes for a long time but here we go since my new project is ready:
A mid-1970s Dutch Gazelle Champion Mondial Baanfiets (=dutch for a track bike) built up with more or less random parts mostly left over from a Vivalo I sold a while ago. Lugged Reynolds 531 tubing all the way with extremely tight wheel clearances front and rear. And with a ridiculously steep steering angle, which of course equals fun riding on the city streets. The frame is super beat-up but still kinda beautiful, maybe exactly because of that.