The Gazelle is a really beautiful bike. In 2012, the mother of one of my former students told me she had “an old Dutch bike” in her garage, and asked if I would like to have it. I said I would, and drove over expecting something beat up and cheap. Boy, was I wrong!
This is what I found, once it was cleaned and shiny:
The bike is a 1976 Gazelle Trimsport, made in Holland. The former owner bought it there, and shipped it back here when she returned. It is very heavy, but rides like a dream on the flats. Give it a bit of a decline, and it sails.
The only thing I don’t like about the Trimsport is the saddle, which I will eventually switch out once I have the cash. For now, I can’t sit on it for more than about 20 miles, which is probably okay given the weight of the bike.
The beauty of the Trimsport is astonishing. The bike is pure gorgeous, from the chrome to the paint to the trim. Everything is in top condition, including the original dress guards. More photos below: