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    If I own it, I ride it CV-6's Avatar
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    On the back burner, but moving up...

    Once Cirque is past and the Raleigh done, this is my next project...




    I have new markings for it. What I have yet to decide is what color to paint it. I am not concerned with correct color. I am considering the Light Blue Metallic as seen below




    But I am open to suggestions....
    Lynn Travers

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    ISO: Lejeune Champion du Monde Ultra Leger Reynolds 753, 53-55cm

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    I'm biased, but these bikes do look real nice in white, and white was an original color.

    I'm sure you've looked at the color chart here. Gitane did have two blues, too, although the first blue in that pic can't be quite right.
    72 special CNC ___________ 72 Frejus (ala Legnano) __73 Holdsworth Record
    78 Raleigh Professional_____ 80 Ranson_____________ 80 unknown French (SS)
    82 Peugeot PXN10_________83 Trek 600____________ 85 Gianni Motta
    85 Trek 560______________88 Guerciotti GLX
    90 Miele Gara_____________02 Casati Dardo (g/b\k)___02 Casati Dardo (y/blk)
    03 Casati Dardo___________08 BF IRO (fixed)________10 Vassago Fisticuff (IGH)

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    Is that a plain Nervex lugset with a Nervex Professional fork crown?

    -Kurt

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    Quote Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
    Is that a plain Nervex lugset with a Nervex Professional fork crown?

    -Kurt
    Gitane used Prugnat and Bocama lugs at this time (early 70's)
    72 special CNC ___________ 72 Frejus (ala Legnano) __73 Holdsworth Record
    78 Raleigh Professional_____ 80 Ranson_____________ 80 unknown French (SS)
    82 Peugeot PXN10_________83 Trek 600____________ 85 Gianni Motta
    85 Trek 560______________88 Guerciotti GLX
    90 Miele Gara_____________02 Casati Dardo (g/b\k)___02 Casati Dardo (y/blk)
    03 Casati Dardo___________08 BF IRO (fixed)________10 Vassago Fisticuff (IGH)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Barker View Post
    Gitane used Prugnat and Bocama lugs at this time (early 70's)
    Interesting - where would that fork crown fit in the scheme of things, then?

    -Kurt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Barker View Post
    I'm biased, but these bikes do look real nice in white, and white was an original color.

    I'm sure you've looked at the color chart here. Gitane did have two blues, too, although the first blue in that pic can't be quite right.
    Other than the inevitable variation due to reproduction of the chart and your moniter, why do you say that? As for the white...just does not do it for me.

    re: the lugs

    It would seem Gitane had no real rhyme or reason as to what the lugs or fork crowns were used. I have seen crowns and lugs both plainer and fancier on Gitane Super Corsas and TdFs of this time period. My SC is dated ca. 1971
    Lynn Travers

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