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    Gitane

    Hey all, I just saw a listing for a Gitane Professional Tour de France racing bike. (That's what the ad said) Anyway I looked up the old Gitane archives and it looks like this was a pretty good bike back in the 80s (if I got the name right and the year was a guess). Unfortunately there was no picture in the ad and no info other than the name. Is anyone familiar with this bike? I called the guy but had to leave a message.
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    Hey look up scozim in the PNW forum, you may even find him in the c&v forum. He has a couple Gitanes and may be able to shed some light. And yes,80's Gitanes are real decent bikes.
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    I "borrowed" this pic from Half Bent posted in the NEO Memorial Day ride photo thread.The blue bike in the foreground is a Gitane. I believe it belongs to Moose. Very nice machine.

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    Cool, I really meant to post this in the CV section. Perhaps one of the mods can move it?
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    Gitane is a great marque. If it's mid 80's or so you are most likely out of the dreaded French threading issue which complicates finding bottom brackets, headsets, and even seat post sizes.

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    Missed out. By the time I got a reply, it was sold.
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