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Antique Gazelle Identification.

Old 11-15-15, 04:49 PM
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Antique Gazelle Identification.

Hello everyone!

This will probably be my only post on here unfortunately since I'm more of an antiques person than a bike person but anyway at the start of September, I managed to acquire a lovely old ladies Gazelle bike from a steam fair in Otley for a very reasonable price of £30. When I got it, the rod brake shoes were completely worn, the front tyre looked like it had never been changed and as a result the rubber was peeling off. The rear tyre had been replaced with an ugly modern one that looked awfully out of place and both inner tubes had been replaced with ones that had presta valves that also looked out of place. I replaced all brake shoes with new ones, replaced both inner tubes with ones that had dunlop valves and finally replaced the tyres with vintage whitewalls. Everything else was mechanically sound with no rust at all and original paint. The time period seems to be anywhere from the mid 30's to the early 50's. Any identification help and maybe some info on the bike from you experts would be greatly appreciated!

Here's an image of it from the back of a Morrisons warehouse
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Old 11-15-15, 10:17 PM
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Probably need more photos than provided.
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Old 11-16-15, 12:38 AM
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Yes, more detailed pictures would be useful. In the meantime, check the serial number and have a look here: rijwiel.net
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From what i can see, your estimate of the age sounds about right, but you might want to extend the possible time frame to the early 1960's. Detailed pictures of the joins on the frame and the components will let the real experts weigh in with usable info. £30 sounds fairly reasonable for such a bicycle in the condition you found it, though i wouldn't pay any more than that, considering what it needed to get rideable again.
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