Gazelle Champion Mondial AB-Frame
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Model: Champion Mondial AB-Frame
Brand: Gazelle
Category: Road Race
Years: 1970's - 1990's
Country: Netherlands
Production: Individual Hand Crafted
Sold As: Complete Bicycle, Bare Frameset
Material: Steel
Construction: Lugged
Drivetrain: Derailleurs
Wheel Size: 700c
Added By: JFischer on 08/11/09
Updated By: JFischer on 10/10/10
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Model General Information
The AB-Frame has a slightly shorter wheel base than the A-Frame, but not as agressive as the AA-Frame or AA-Special.  It is a pure bred racing machine, no mounts for fenders or racks present on the dropouts were standard on this model.  The fork crown often has a Gazelle cut out, but otherwise the frame is all business with simple long point lugs. 70's and 80's models have the distinctive dutch style wrap around stays which are common to Gazelle frames and dutch built racing frames in general, it appears that Gazelle went to a socket type seat stay lug some time in the early 90's as seen on some of the examples from that time period.
Primary Example:Gazelle Champion Mondial AB-Frame (1983)
Years:1983Sold As:Complete Bicycle
Bottom Bracket:English/ISO: 1.370 x 24Brake Mounting:Recessed
Brake Bridge:ReinforcedDerailleur Cable Routing:Under Bottom Bracket
Lug Style:Long Point with CutoutsBrake Guides:3x Single Loop on Top Tube
Fork Style:Curved BladesSeat Stays:Wrap Around
Fork Crown Style:Flat CrownMain Tubing:
Rear Dropouts:HorizontalColor(s):Pearl white with blue panels
Frame Example List
 Example NameYearsProductionSold AsIncludes
Gazelle Champion Mondial AB-Frame (1994)1994Individual Hand BuiltBare FramesetFrame Details
Gazelle Champion Mondial AB-Frame (Early 1990's)Early 1990'sIndividual Hand BuiltComplete BicycleFrame Details
Gazelle Champion Mondial AB-Frame (Late 1980's)Late 1980'sIndividual Hand BuiltUnknownFrame Details
Gazelle Champion Mondial AB-Frame (1984)1984Individual Hand BuiltComplete BicycleFrame Details
Gazelle Champion Mondial AB-Frame (1983)1983Individual Hand BuiltComplete BicycleFrame Details
Gazelle Champion Mondial AB-Frame (1977)1977Individual Hand BuiltComplete BicycleFrame DetailsFrame Build
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Brand Information(click to expand)
 While the bulk of the frames produced by Gazelle over the course of its history have been dutch style city bikes, their line of high end racing frames are often considered an under appreciated gem.  The Champion Mondial line of frames started to be produced in the early 70's was produced in multiple versions in fairly significant numbers, however very few were ever exported beyond the Netherlands or adjoining countries.
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