[CR]Any Gazelle experts out there?

Example: Production Builders:Cinelli
From: "David Bilenkey" <dbilenkey@sympatico.ca>
To: "Classicrendezvous" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2003 22:09:22 -0400
Subject: [CR]Any Gazelle experts out there?

I need to write up a small description of a bike that was left by a deceased member of our cycling club (Bruce Timmerman). He was a well regarded member of the cycling community and this bike will be hanging in the club office. I was asked to do a listing of the componentry (eclectic like the owner) and one thing I don't know is what year the frame is. I'm pretty sure it's ~1981 but if anyone can tell me with any certainty I'd appreciate it.

I have a few pics I can share, but a brief description:

Gazelle Champion Mondial Reynolds 531c tubes stays and forks. GAZELLE in a sans serif font in black with world championship stripes. AB-FRAME decal on the left chainstay. Campag 1010 short dropouts, full wrap chainstays, semi sloping fork crown. Serial number 3295792.

Anyone have catalogues or a similar machine to help date this one?


David Bilenkey
Ottawa Bicycle Club
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada