Gazelle (given the title Royal Dutch Gazelle by Princess Margriet in 1992) is the renowned leader in Dutch bike manufacturing since 1892. Their factory in Dieren produces over 250,000 bikes a year. From their conception to the present day, they've focused on making comfortable, safe, and stylish bikes that can be depended on daily.
Looking at a Gazelle Tour Populair can be a little like looking into the past; it’s hard to know in what era this bike was built. It features the same relaxed geometry and upright riding position that has been a characteristic of Dutch bikes for a century. Furthermore, so many small features contribute to its vintage appearance: gold pinstriping on the black frame, cream Continental tires, a Brooks B67 leather saddle, and chrome details on the fork crown and the fully enclosed chaincase. Add to that an integrated rear wheel lock, kickstand, front and rear Shimano roller brakes, a Shimano Nexus 8 speed internal gear hub, a dynamo hub to power the integrated lights, and a classic, vintage item becomes a modern daily bicycle.
|Frame Size :||57 / 61cm|
|Country of Origin :||The Netherlands|
|Gears:||8 Speed Shimano Nexus Internal Gear Hub|
|Chain Guard:||Fully Enclosed Chaincase|
|Brakes:||Shimano Nexus Roller Brakes|
|Lighting:||Dynamo Powered (Front-Halogen)/ Battery Powered (Rear-LED)|
|Tires:||Continental 28x1 1/2 (40-635)|
|Rims/Spokes:||Steel / 36 Hole / Front-14 Gauge Rear-13 Gauge|
|Saddle:||Brooks B67 Genuine Leather Saddle|
This bicycle is a rolling piece of art work. Truly a thing of beauty and function. Each component works together in a perfect symphony. The upright riding configuration is a shear delight. I love my new bike and would like to personally thank the Queen of the Netherlands for the esteem she has placed upon the Gazelle brand.
Great bike for city riding. I have had frozen shoulders before and had to get rid of my cannondale and “jake the snake”, which I loved for trail riding. Since moving to oak park, this has been the perfect solution, especially riding around with my fiancé.