Vintage Eddy Merckx Professional, full pantograph, circa 1983, Gazelle Champion Mondial AA Special and an Alan circa 1985

One my most recent bike buy, I picked up quite a haul.

I initially turned up at the vendors house to collect two framesets , one being this Gazelle Champion Mondial, which came with Gazelle pantographed down tube shifters…

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and an Alan, circa 1985 which came with a Campagnolo pantographed Super Record 25mm (!!) seat post.

The vendor was a very nice Lady, who said the frames belonged to her husband, who had passed away.

She told me he was a keen rider, so I asked if she had anything else, as I saw some wheels sticking out of tarpaulin in her garden, and a decent sized shed.

She said she did, and I lifted the tarpaulin and discovered a Gazelle Champion Mondial AB with Campagnolo Triomphe, although rusted and with a seat post stuck right up to the seat clamp, and this, an Eddy Merckx Professional with full pantographed stem and Campagnolo Super Record gruppo !

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The rear triangle was very corroded outside and in, as there are particles moving inside, and as it’s too big for me,  I will pass it on, and keep hold of the gruppo for now. When I got in the shed, I found enough Campagnolo components to fill a reasonably sized rucksack, so I paid, thanked her profusely, and headed off home.

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