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The Dutch invasion (or show us your DUTCH bikes)

Old 04-28-21, 01:40 PM
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I guess I never shared the Duell Vienna here.


Got it as a frameset

Built it up with Campagnolo Super Record/Record parts.
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Old 04-28-21, 03:10 PM
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Colors and fork make it a Dutch Fausto Coppi by Masciaghi. Beautiful.
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Today I have completed my most extensive bike rebuilt ever. It all started in August 2018 when I came across a rather neglected Gazelle Special frame from 1996. The seller mentioned in his advert the frame was formerly owned by a famous world champion in sports, it took my interest and so I wrote an extensive message why I had to own this frame. Even though I had no clue who that famous pre-owner was, I was very happy to get a message a few days later I had been chosen to buy this frame. And so I went on to pick it up.



I was told by the seller the seat post was stuck in the frame, but since it was all there I decided it would be an easy job getting it out. How wrong could I be ... Anyway, the world famous pre-owner of this frame was none other than Ard Schenk, world champion ice skating in the 1970's. That made this deal even more interesting for me, as I always like a bike with a good story attached to it.



Most parts had already been taken off the frame, but still the bottom bracket was left in it, so I knew which groupset belonged on the bike when given to Ard Schenk (I presume he never had to buy a bike, good PR from Gazelle made sure he always had one). It was a Shimano Dura Ace 7400/7410 groupset. I managed to get hold of the set quite easily, from a guy that had only used it indoors with his Tacx trainer. Lovely condition!



Still the issue with the stuck seatpost. After using a hacksaw, a bath with some chemicals in it and some other tricks it was still VERY stuck indeed ...



So I called in the cavalry and sent the frame to M-gineering, who replaced the whole seat tube! The first serious bill was on its way, but I was determined to get this on-of-a-kind bike back on the road.



Then the frame was sent on to the paint shop, who not only painted the entire frame a lovely shade of green, but also rechromed the front fork and the rear stays. Another expensive job ...

So at last the actuel rebuilt could get started. I came across a lot of problems, which slowed me down considerably. My NOS wheelset I bought had a small plastic bearing cover fitted incorrect in the rear hub, so it broke on assembly of the cassette. It took me 3 months to find a replacement. Also the cable guide on the bottom bracket gave me a serious headache, for some reason I could not fit an standard screw into it. Took me another 2 weeks to find out how to fit this correctly. Also having my kids at home all day due to COVID-19 virus (school closed) did not give me the energy to go 100% for it. But today I fitted the last cable caps and took it for its first spin in years.











As a special tribute to Ard Schenk I had a decal made with his signature to put on the frame, right next to the seat post on the top tube. That is usually where all famous riders put their name on the frame.



I am very glad this project has been completed now. It was an honour rebuilding the bike to its former glory, it rides lovely, and even though I have at the end spent a ridiculous amount of money (paint and chrome alone came in at € 800) it is a real stunner in my collection. On to the next one!
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Old 05-14-21, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Hajo
Today I have completed my most extensive bike rebuilt ever. It all started in August 2018 when I came across a rather neglected Gazelle Special frame from 1996. The seller mentioned in his advert the frame was formerly owned by a famous world champion in sports, it took my interest and so I wrote an extensive message why I had to own this frame. Even though I had no clue who that famous pre-owner was, I was very happy to get a message a few days later I had been chosen to buy this frame. And so I went on to pick it up.

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I am very glad this project has been completed now. It was an honour rebuilding the bike to its former glory, it rides lovely, and even though I have at the end spent a ridiculous amount of money (paint and chrome alone came in at 800) it is a real stunner in my collection. On to the next one!
Wowww! Gorgeous work.
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Old 05-17-21, 04:38 AM
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Union Sakai





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Old 05-17-21, 05:00 AM
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^ Nice!

It keeps amazing me how well those Union Sakai bikes hold up over the years.
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Old 07-15-21, 03:16 PM
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This week I finally found the frame I have been looking for for at least 8 years. A Gazelle Exception 731 OS from 1996. Size 62 cm.



Needless to tell I bought it immediatelly. I have a NOS Shimano 6500 Ultegra groupset waiting for it. But first it needs a paint job. But I am a bit in dought, wether to keep the original paint scheme in red/white of go for a Orange color (as can been seen in the 1996 Gazelle catalogus). The Goldline things will for sure disappear, I believen this was added later on.
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Old 07-15-21, 08:46 PM
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thanks so much for posting!

really like this transfer set

good to see Monsieur 62/s


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Old 07-20-21, 02:16 AM
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Nice bikes.
Makes me glad I have a Duell frame stashed away for later this year/next year, to built it up. Hopefully half September.
Still, I'd like a Union or RIH in my size (60/62).
I will keep looking!
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Old 01-21-22, 09:04 AM
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My 1986 Gazelle shortly before I sold it. Great city bike. I just didn't ride it enough since I switched to recumbents.

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Old 01-29-22, 05:48 PM
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Anyone feel like rescuing this poor Noblesse?

Noblesse Vintage 1970 Women’s bike - $75











bicycle frame material: other/unknownbicycle type: other
frame size: Not sure
wheel size: other/unknown
I don’t know a whole heap about this bike other than it was made in Holland in 1970 by a brand called “Noblesse”. Got it as a gift last summer and have only ridden it once, not really my style but I think someone with a keen eye for vintage bikes would love it! It’s been sitting on my balcony the past year untouched. Definitely a bike that could use some TLC, needs some new tubes and brake work, paint is chipped and is rusted on the body. Never seen a bike like this before though! Has the old school Dressguard and Chaincase - for thee most proper lady!
Shoot me an email if you have any more questions - or even any further info on this kind/brand of bike. I can’t find much through my research!
Thanks and have a great day OBO
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1981 (serial number 326XXXX) Champion Mondial A Frame, 'as purchased' (except for the saddle, which I put on after I bought it).
This will be a really nice project.

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Old 02-07-22, 08:29 AM
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That's a good looking bike. What are your plans for it, @hazetguy?
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Thanks! I am super thrilled to have picked this up.
Well, today I took some time and rebuilt both brake calipers. They were really messed up: some pivot pieces were rusty/binding, the cables were not routed properly, front caliper looked like it was ready to fall apart and not mounted properly, rear brake shoes were incredibly poorly installed, brakes just a mess in general. They are much better now, and actually work, even the quick releases (which didn't do anything before).
Short term goal is to clean it, do some usual maintenance, and ride it, then determine which direction I want and/or need to go. Planning on a tubular wheelset, a "better" saddle other than the current placeholder, that kind of stuff. Other than that, I just wanna ride it!

This PEDALEUR sticker is on the back of the seat tube. Anyone seen this before, or know it's signficance? Perhaps a shop sticker?


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Old 02-18-22, 12:58 PM
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I have bought a frame but I can't find a thing about it ... it is a frame from Kersten in Nijmegen, I think it is from the 80's, looking at a 126mm rear wheel insert and the brake cable goes over the frame. Unfortunately the shop itself can't help me either, since the previous owner died in 2021 and the new owners just bought the name Kersten Wielersport and did not get the archive or anything. I know Kersten had several frames made by several builders, but I wonder wether anybody can shine some light on the history of the frame. It was built with Columbus tubes.

Here is what I have bought :





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Old 02-18-22, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by hazetguy

This PEDALEUR sticker is on the back of the seat tube. Anyone seen this before, or know it's signficance? Perhaps a shop sticker?

Pedaleur was and still is used as a name for bikeshops en there were at least two cycling clubs with that name. I don't recognize this sticker. But I like it.
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Now for something completely different -
Here's my Fongers single speed, being modeled by my granddaughter. The story goes that my nephew in Maine was perusing Craigslist and happened upon a Fongers bicycle for sale in Washington DC. He told my son who lives just outside DC about it and he went down and bought it from the seller who gave him a discount because it is our family name. He surprised me with it during a visit up north. Not good for much but it adorns my barn. We also visited the Velorama bicycle museum in Nijmegen, NL during a vacation to Germany several years ago with a particular interest in the Fongers bicycle company to which we may be very distantly related.

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Greatlooking presto
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Gazelle 753

I am too new to post a photo, but I have a lovely Gazelle Champion Mondial in Reynolds 753 tubing. Green and pearl white tubing. Lots of Gazelle logos. Beautifully thinned lugs - much nicer than a normal production bicycle's lugs, so I am thinking that they gave the 753 bikes extra effort. This one is outfitted with a Campagnolo C Record group with Delta brakes. in almost new condition - a very nice bicycle. My vintage bicycle dealer thinks it is from the late 1980's. Can anyone guide me in interpreting the serial number to get to a year of production?
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Can anyone guide me in interpreting the serial number to get to a year of production?
Try this, https://www.gazellechampionmondial.nl/
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Old 02-23-22, 04:21 AM
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Thanks very much!
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There were always a lot of options as color combinations, cams etcetera. So maybe yours got things the ones in the catalog don't.
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I like this bike! And I believe that the Dutch bikes are under appreciated in the US because their brands were not marketed here.
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Old 02-27-22, 10:55 PM
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Very sexy bike. Love the top of the seat stays.
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