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Old 02-21-15, 03:27 PM
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Gazelle completed!

Just put the final touches on this today. 22-1/2 lbs of Dutch goodness! I wanted to to take it for a spin around the block. Of course it's snowing again.

Alas, my basement is not the best place for taking pictures. The tons of snow outside would have provided such a background that the bike would have disappeared.









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Old 02-21-15, 03:39 PM
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ha, not since we smuggled the muskets in in 1776 has Boston seen such nice Dutch hardware! Enjoy, Jim.
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nice job. looks great! can't you fit a ski on the front and chains on the back for a test ride?
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Awesome ! Can't wait for mine to show up , any few days now !

What a wonderful machine to go places on. Yep, spring is gonna be special for you !
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Nice job, great looking Gazelle!
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Nice bike! I'm curious how the brakes feel with the mix of vintage levers to dual pivot calipers, that's a setup I've considered.
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Beautiful! great job.
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Nice bike! I'm curious how the brakes feel with the mix of vintage levers to dual pivot calipers, that's a setup I've considered.
Don't know yet! Those levers are DiaCompe but my Bianchi has similar Weinmann levers paired to Tektro calipers and they work great.
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Originally Posted by jimmuller View Post
Don't know yet! Those levers are DiaCompe but my Bianchi has similar Weinmann levers paired to Tektro calipers and they work great.
Good to know, the bike looks great, the non aero levers are just right.
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Very nice! I have been keeping my eyes open for a Gazelle.
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Very pretty.
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Nice Gazelle Jim
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Climbing gears on the back of that one. Looks very nice, I like the fade on the paint. 531 goodness all the way.
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Climbing gears on the back of that one. Looks very nice, I like the fade on the paint. 531 goodness all the way.
Thanks. Climbing gears indeed. I've posted before how New England has its share of steep hills. All my bikes have a similar low gear, but just with different ways to get it. The Gazelle has the same FW as the Masi, but with a 39T instead of 42T small ring, so it would be a climber!

531? Yes. 531c, in fact.
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I've got the same bike, but it was cobbled together in the 80s from quite a few parts that weren't going to work for me. By the time I got to the specs I wanted, it was 23 lbs. You'll love it! It rides like a dream!
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The Gazelle has the same FW as the Masi, but with a 39T instead of 42T small ring, so it would be a climber!
Is that a 34T freewheel?
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Is that a 34T freewheel?
Yes. I built those wheels originally for the Masi's 42T Campy small ring. Later I built a set of sew-up wheels for the Masi with the expectation of swapping wheels to match the expected amount of debris on the route. I was fortunate to find two identical FWs. Of course I ended up never using those wheels after all, so they were available. That crank is a 52T-39T SR which gives the Gazelle a lower low and a higher high, with 1-1/2 step crossover instead of the Masi's half-step. It should be a go-anywhere-the-road-surface-is-paved bike.

One day I may switch it over to a compact double and smaller FW to save some weight.
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Don't know yet! Those levers are DiaCompe but my Bianchi has similar Weinmann levers paired to Tektro calipers and they work great.
The Gazelle looks fantastic Jim! I also plan on using the Tektro dual pivots on an upcoming build so it is good to know that you have had positive experiences with them.
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The Gazelle looks fantastic Jim! I also plan on using the Tektro dual pivots on an upcoming build so it is good to know that you have had positive experiences with them.
A word of caution. The first time you brake on the bike's maiden voyage, brake carefully. They can be very powerful.
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Looks great Jim.
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Will do. I want to avoid any future head over heels tumbles if at all possible.
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Nice work Jim.
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It looks good now Jim, but think of how much better it will look while zipping down a tree-lined path overlooking a beautiful lake with a backdrop of majestic mountains - in the summertime.
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Looks great!!!! Hopefully you'll be about to get out by June
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