Marcelo, list members, I forwarded pics of this Gazelle to Otto Beaujon, on e of the foremost Dutch experts on classic and vintage bikes. This is the inf o he gave me regarding this French Gazelle.
The ACBB (Association Cycliste Boulogne-Billancourt) in Paris had a regular supplier of race bikes that carried the name Gazelle. The name of the builder was Joachim Schneider. Laurent Fignon was a member of ACBB and may have ridden a Gazelle in the youth categories. A third Gazelle was a name carried by Raleigh in the WWII years.
Hope this helps!
Freek Faro (always thought there was only one Gazelle bike!) Rotterdam Netherlands
2006/1/12, Afornali <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> Hello friends of the list:
> I asked for to some time, when webmaster of the page classicrendezvous
> that one leaves attached the photos of my French Gazelle of competition
> 1953... I am again making this order and sending photos of the bicycle
> for the evaluation of the friends, since it was restored in agreement
> standard of time in all the details... If it will have the interest in
> the use of the photos of this bicycle and of that I have of competition,
> to request the same ones, therefore I believe that only divulging the
> existence of some parts in diverse places of the world it is that we
> will be able to have knowledge of the marks and manufactured models
> Marcelo Afornali - http://www.bicicletasantigas.com.br - Brazil