The ’76 Gazelle Trimsport

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:

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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:

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9 Responses to The ’76 Gazelle Trimsport

  1. My co-worker just bought this bike from someone in Boulder, Colorado, USA and by mistake I cracked the plastic wheel guard. I know this is a long stretch but is there anywhere online I can look to find a replacement? I can tell he was crushed because the bike was in near perfect condition. Thanks.

  2. rideblog says:

    I’m not sure about replacements, Amanda. I know that there are full replacement options, such as the fenders from Velo Orange or somewhere like that. Otherwise, this bike is rare enough that I think it’s unlikely you’ll find a fender from that exact bike. He might like the hammered chrome fenders or some such! I’d talk to him about those. You can check eBay, as well, but it’s a long shot, I’m afraid, as they weren’t widely imported. Good luck!

  3. Good Morning from the Dutch Border. I sell and rent old classic Gazelle Bikes around the world. If you send me an email with added picture I can look if there is that spare part on stock. hollandfiets@aol.com

    @rideblog: Your bike looks fantastic, it has nice details.

    kind regards,
    huub

  4. rideblog says:

    Very cool! Thanks.

  5. James says:

    Hi there does the Trimsport have gears?
    Thanks so much!

  6. rideblog says:

    It does! It’s a three speed. It’s out of commission now, due to needing an expensive brake adjustment.

  7. J.meijer 0031 6 21570828 says:

    Hello, is this bycicle for sale, if Yes please tell me the price.

    I have a beautiful collection of this kind of bycicles, about 30 piechems.

  8. Pan W says:

    I will recommend brooks saddle for the replacement! it’s amazing product

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