The History of Gazelle Bicycles

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If you think about Dutch Bicycle, you probably think of Gazelle. Gazelle was founded 1892 by Willem Kölling and Rudolf Arentsen. Initially they sold bicycles imported from England, but by 1902 they began their own production under the Gazelle name. In the 1920’s to the 40’s Gazelle exported bicycles to Indonesia, where you still see many of them today being used for everyday life, as well as being sought after as collector items. In 1925 Gazelle used the Piet Pelle cartoon character for advertising purposes and created this video of their factory […]