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    found a old gitane at a yard sale

    Found a old gitane at a yard sale. question is witch model is it? it has intergrated derailer hanger with adjusting screws on rear drop outs. nervar cranks mavic module E rims . problem is it looks to have been repainted on the top tube, where the model name usually resides, according to the pics ive seen at the gitane web sight its a 83. the question is how can I tell without a model name??? any clues guy's?

    thanks Robert

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    Oh yea, the sticker on the seat tube reads vitus 788 light tubes.

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    Rub paint thinner on the repaint to get down to the sticker and original clearcoat

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    Quote Originally Posted by EricDJ
    Rub paint thinner on the repaint to get down to the sticker and original clearcoat


    that sounds like a good idea, will try it and brb.. thanks eric

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    the decals are not clear coated on the bike. I got some paint of and there is no sign of a name.

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    Please post some pictures when you can. The dropouts and the Vitus tubing indicate at least a mid-scale model. Gitane workmanship tended to be pretty good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John E
    Gitane workmanship tended to be pretty good.
    My Gitane Tour de France is my all-time favorite ride, but I can't agree with that statement. They're known for deep file marks, bad paint and even crooked lug points and mine is no exception.

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