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Old 10-26-07, 04:10 PM
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Hi from the Netherlands

Hello everybody, I'm a spanish guy living currently in the bike country (as far as I've seen).

Riding a really old and falling apart Gazelle (local brand) for a year to commute and some sport (but the state of the bike doesn't give me safety any more to dare to do a trip longer than 5 kms), now thinking in going bankrupt and purchase an all fancy KogaMiyata (and that's how I ended up here).

Hope to put some post with time in the communting/trekking forums. A pity that this yeer Koga decided to scrap drop handlebars and chose trekking for my favourite model... but I might give it a try.
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Old 10-26-07, 10:11 PM
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Originally Posted by glacierre View Post
Hello everybody, I'm a spanish guy living currently in the bike country (as far as I've seen).

Riding a really old and falling apart Gazelle (local brand) for a year to commute and some sport (but the state of the bike doesn't give me safety any more to dare to do a trip longer than 5 kms), now thinking in going bankrupt and purchase an all fancy KogaMiyata (and that's how I ended up here).

Hope to put some post with time in the communting/trekking forums. A pity that this yeer Koga decided to scrap drop handlebars and chose trekking for my favourite model... but I might give it a try.
A Gazelle! You have a Gazelle !

You must bring photos with you immediately to the Classic & Vintage forum. Please !

Oh, and welcome to BF!

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Old 10-26-07, 10:19 PM
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Bienvenudo!
Welkom!
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Old 10-27-07, 08:44 AM
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Welcome to BikeForums. You are certainly correct that Gazelle is a 'local brand' to the Neitherlands. However a few examples have escaped the Dutch shores and landed here in the States and other places as well. Including one sitting here behind me! Is yours one of their more common 'city bike' models? As east hill says, we love pictures. KogaMiyata's are also a good brand. Don't know much about their current model line up though, just their old vintage steel.
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Old 10-27-07, 09:07 AM
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Saludos, Bienvenidos a los foros.

Vives bien lejos en Netherlands.

Ride safe, welcome to the forums!!
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Old 10-28-07, 06:45 AM
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Yes, is a city bike, don't know the year but not extremely old (chain cover is made of plastic, here you can find many where is made from leather).

Will try to make some pics, but also I will look around for the really vintage ones
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Old 10-28-07, 07:00 AM
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Bienvenido al foro!!!
Espero que te estes disfrutando Holanda!!! Chicas guapas y bicicletas... que mas quieres????
Me imagino que en Holanda quieres una bici estartalada para la calle, que no te la roben, y una excelente para los "Domingos".

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Nope Donna I am not bad mouthing anyone in the forum!!!! (LOL) I shall keep it in English but been Asturian and all cant keep myself from a spanish welcome!!!
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No worries, Miguel.

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Originally Posted by cuda2k View Post
Welcome to BikeForums. You are certainly correct that Gazelle is a 'local brand' to the Neitherlands. However a few examples have escaped the Dutch shores and landed here in the States and other places as well. Including one sitting here behind me! Is yours one of their more common 'city bike' models? As east hill says, we love pictures. KogaMiyata's are also a good brand. Don't know much about their current model line up though, just their old vintage steel.
common? gazelles are on the higher end of stadfietsen.
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Old 10-31-07, 11:01 AM
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Unfortunately the only thing they produce well is stadfietsen (dutch for city-bike), race/trekking/mtb of the brand look a bit poor to me.
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Unfortunately the only thing they produce well is stadfietsen (dutch for city-bike), race/trekking/mtb of the brand look a bit poor to me.
Oh, don't say that in front of cuda2k! He loves his Gazelle Champion Mondiale .

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