1984 Gazelle Champion Mondial

1984 Gazelle drive sideSpecification:

  • Serial No: 3278403
  • Frame: Gazelle Champion Mondial AA Special; Reynolds 531 butted tubing, forks and stays; Seat Tube: 59cm ctt; Head Angle: 74.5deg; Seat Angle: 75deg; Wheelbase: 99cm; Campagnolo dropouts
  • Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record; Chainrings: 53t/42t
  • Pedals: Campagnolo Super Record
  • Gears: Campagnolo Super Record front and rear derailleurs and Gazelle-pantograhed shifters. 14-19t 6-speed freewheel.
  • Wheels: Mavic GP4 rims on Campagnolo Super Record SF hubs
  • Brakes: Campagnolo Super Record
  • Handlebars and Stem: Cinelli
  • Saddle and Seatpost: Cinelli on Campagnolo Super Record seatpost 27.2 mm diameter

Comments:

This Gazelle Champion Mondial is an Amstel Bier team bike and so carries Amstel Bier decals where the Champion Mondial decals would normally go.  The colour is apparently known as “Amstel Rood”.  The frame also carries the name “Geert Jan Theunisse” – a name that I have always seen written as Gert Jan Theunisse, but then I found a contemporary race report which contained his name written both ways several times.  Seems like you can spell it any way you want.  On his official website, he spells it Gert-Jan Theunisse.

I bought the frame together with supposedly original crankset, wheels, bar and stem.  The rest of the build is believed to be in accordance with the original specification.  It was claimed that Theunisse won the 1984 Dutch road championship on this bike.

1984 Gazelle crankset1984 Gazelle rear derailleur1984 Gazelle rear brake calliper1984 Gazelle seat cluster1984 Gazelle front end1984 Gazelle down tube1984 Gazelle fork crown1984 Gazelle head tube1984 Gazelle bars and stem1984 Gazelle LH side1984 Gazelle LH chainstay1984 Gazelle shifters1984 Gazelle saddle