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    Senior Member seventythree's Avatar
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    possible Gitane?

    I tried to I.D. it on my own but
    I need some help.

    Here is what is known.
    Bike was purchased in Late 70's
    Bike was painted (poorly) and previous owner didn't recall
    the make of the bike.

    parts/frame:
    Tange Champion No.2 chrome fork
    BCM-Bocama Lugs
    rear chrome stays w/ red pinstripe marks where it meets the paint
    NO serial #
    A 73 and 60 stamped into the left side of the head tube- refers to geometry.
    Brooks Professional Saddle
    Suntour seat post
    Shimano Dura Ace brakes
    Campagnolo cranks/pedals/clips
    Suntour Cyclone derailleurs
    700c Rigida Rims to unknown hubs
    Suntour Stem and bars.

    No serial # and no holes underneath the paint on headtube
    made me think it might be a gitane.
    Are the top of the seat stays , where the stays meet the top of the seat tube ,flat or does it make a v shape on a Gitane?
    They are V shaped on this bike.
    Pics are in a FLICKR set.

    The decal on the seat tube is from the bike shop it was bought from back in the 70's
    It has Dan the village pedaler/River Falls WI and an obsolete phone #
    It also has Raleigh written on top but from what I have seen in my searching online
    is that it does'nt match up with a Raleigh.

    Your help would be much appreciated.

    the bike will most likely get some new paint/ tires and cables
    once I figure what kind of creature it is.

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    Senior Member ozneddy's Avatar
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    dont sound "Gitane" but you never know, do you have pics ? difficult to help without em !
    The older I get,the better I was !

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    Senior Member seventythree's Avatar
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    I put a link in the post, but
    here's a link to the flickr set.
    http://tiny.cc/mcusX

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    Interesting. What is the treads for the BB and headset? Dropouts marking? Probably a replacement fork. The top of the seat stays look like my early Moto GR.

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    It could be French, but from what I can see it don't say "Gitane" to me...yet...better detail pics of the seat cluster , BB shell, and rear DOs will help. What SIZE is the seat post and can you confirm the THREADING of the BB?

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