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[fake?]Gazelle AA-653

Old 10-12-19, 05:12 PM
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[fake?]Gazelle AA-653

Hey! I found a frame made of steel, with Gazelle AA-653/Champion Mondial stickers on it. The thing is, frame doesn't look like AA-653 at all, at least when comparing to ebay pictures. To be honest it looks like cheap steel frame without any information. I made some pictures to see if its real or not. And if it's not then what could it be? Also sorry for picture quality, I had really low battery and it was very dark around, camera didn't want to take proper pictures.

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Doesn't look to me like the fork belongs to that bike (no room for locknut.). No other chrome. Could be a decent fork, though without Gazelle engraving, and unknown frame, though some of the braze-ons are significant...

My's not a Gazelle. But other wiser voices will know for sure.
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Caveat Emptor! Is that typical labeling for a Gazelle?
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There should be a serial on the BB. See this link for serial info.

Gazelles often have a gazelle engraved on the brake bridge. Later models had the size stamped on the underside of the brake bridge. The seat stay caps don't look right. I have never seen markings like these on a Gazelle save the Champion Mondial decal. Agree fork is suspect.
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This seat stay cap style has been used by Gazelle's racing department, specifically on the Trim Trophy, a "tre tubi" Reynolds 531 model. And on some frames they built for others, like Brands.

But all those frames have a Gazelle serial number on the BB shell, sometimes even accompanied by a "GAZELLE" inscription.

This looks like an OK frame (), but not like a Gazelle.
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