Gazelle Champion Mondial Jubilee 1992
The gazelle AA special was the top model in the Gazelle hierarchy. In the 80's & 90's these were probably on of the best bikes that money could buy. Quality wise these bikes were in my opinion better then their Italian counterparts. In 1992 Gazelle existed 100 years and this was celebrated with a one-off anniversary model, the Gazelle jubilee frame, introduced during the bicycle fair in the RAI of that year. A total of 350 frames were produced, of which this is number 332. At the time, it was only possible to buy a separate frame set for the price of 1995 gulden. Which was a considerable amount for the time.
What else could you say.. As you may understand this is a fairly rare specimen that is not often offered for sale. Unfortunately, the condition of this Gazelle Jubilee is not perfect. I found the bike last year in a shed in Poeldijk, a small village in the neighborhood of The Hague. The bicycle has been there for more than 20 years and unfortunately the chrome and paint has suffered, as you can clearly see in the pictures.
The frame itself is made out of sturdy Reynolds 531C tubes and decked out with a the last generation of the Dura Ace 7400 group group, the 7403. Framenumber is 1992332 which indicates 1992. The bike has been restored and has a new chain, tyres and handlebar tape. It has no serious damages or any dents or cracks. A true masterpiece for every Gazelle collector! The chance that you will find another one is almost none.