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    Now I am intrigued! THought it looked larger...

    Now I am intrigued! THought it looked larger than a 21. And I ride a 23... But sadly my budget is fully tapped right now. Hearing all your praise for these bikes, I will be kicking myself for...
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    cool to learn about a bike I'm not familiar with....

    cool to learn about a bike I'm not familiar with. Interesting too that they are hard to find-- almost made me pick up the phone for a look at these two listed in the seattle area:

    seattle...
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    Wow, nothing to add, but that is a beautiful...

    Wow, nothing to add, but that is a beautiful bike! I thought I was feeling content with my rides here until I saw that one. I'd love one.
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    Not the best pic-- but adding this since I've...

    Not the best pic-- but adding this since I've never posted in here before and I wanted to post to show that vintage touring bikes just don't look pretty. They can still rock a tour with the best of...
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    Sticky: ISO: Seeking higher end and excellent condition...

    ISO:
    Seeking higher end and excellent condition 6 speed French threaded freewheel, preferably something like 14-24/26 or 28. 70s-80s.

    Last part needed to get on the road with a build.

    Have...
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    I've found you never know who might be a C-V fan...

    I've found you never know who might be a C-V fan if you expose some friends to it. As evidence, I pestered a few non-cycling friends to do a low key weekend tour out here, none of whom had proper...
  7. Thanks for all the feedback. Glad to see most...

    Thanks for all the feedback. Glad to see most people think a or b, riding it now, right away is best course of action. I was kind of looking for license to do that, but seeing it already broken...
  8. Peugeot PY10 Ugly Duckling, what would you do?

    First, huge thanks to members Miamijim and Ex Pres for some huge help along the way related to this frameset!

    So I am looking for some advice or thoughts, and before I start, I should say I want...
  9. sale is pending. thanks.

    sale is pending. thanks.
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    Sticky: I might be interested in the suntour shifters,...

    I might be interested in the suntour shifters, the beat up wrights, and the freewheel if you have pics.

    I have an avocet touring saddle and I think both a vetta and a s italia. I know the Avocet...
  11. Sorry, just got home to see these now. Top tube...

    Sorry, just got home to see these now. Top tube center to center is 59cm.
    Other key measurements are:
    60cm center to center seat tube
    62.25 center to top of seat tube (I think Gitane measured...
  12. Gitane Super Corsa Super Vitus 980 frameset 60cm

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    I posted this in the "Frame doesn't fit"/trade section, but thought I'd try here too.

    This is an early 80s Gitane Super Corsa (from 82-84, best I can tell) in excellent...
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    I have one, a 1985, and love it. About to take...

    I have one, a 1985, and love it. About to take it on a tour this weekend. I think they're roughly from 84-86 or 87 maybe. Most i have seen have the bordeaux frame with rose headtube, but I've seen...
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    Sticky: gitane super corsa

    Until now, I've mostly just traded small easily shippable bits on here, but thought I'd try to find a new home for this frame.

    60cm Gitane Super Corsa frameset (1982-84 best I can tell) with...
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    I agree with posts about, though cant comment on...

    I agree with posts about, though cant comment on price. I am currently rebuilding a Shogun 1500 touring bike for a friend, and even in the neglected shape it was in when I bought it, it was a nice...
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    thanks for thinking of me, but picked one up a...

    thanks for thinking of me, but picked one up a week or so back. thanks.
  17. Two great points. Hadn't thought of that. I'll...

    Two great points. Hadn't thought of that. I'll check later when home and take another picture. Looks like they will indeed be coming off the bike (fixing the mixte they were on for my wife and...
  18. Thank you! Yeah, I wasn't familiar with them at...

    Thank you! Yeah, I wasn't familiar with them at all, but after re-searching the forum by name and googling the term, those definitely seem the type. I like the look, but a few miles on the bike...
  19. ID Brake lever style-- and replacement cable style?

    Wound up with a free bike with some curious, inverted-ish style brake levers on it that I have never seen. The bike is a random, no-real name french 70s something or another, and I can't find any ID...
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    Sticky: That would be great! And no urgency. Just send...

    That would be great! And no urgency. Just send when you can. thanks!
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    Sticky: Gearing up for first French-italian build. In...

    Gearing up for first French-italian build.

    In search of:
    • Italian threaded BB w 118 spindle
    • Atax/Peugeot/philippe stem and bars (prefer professional model, wider the better) I know these...
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    I second everyone who has sent their warmth...

    I second everyone who has sent their warmth thoughts. I lost my older brother (sub 50) to cancer last October and his illness is the absolute reason I have gotten into bikes. He was a cyclist and...
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    Amazing! I'm relatively newly relocated to South...

    Amazing! I'm relatively newly relocated to South Sound and have a first small tour planned this summer. This inspires me to think bigger for next year. Thanks for the inspiring post.
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    Picked this up this Shogun 1500 this weekend to...

    Picked this up this Shogun 1500 this weekend to rebuild for a friend to ride for his first tour this summer. Gorgeous bike, even filthy as is. It still has all the deerhead shimano and surprised it...
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    Sticky: Whoops, yeah, that would be helpful wouldn't it. ...

    Whoops, yeah, that would be helpful wouldn't it. Sorry. They are Dunlop 26 x 1 3/8.

    The full story is: these came off of a 1954-55 F. Hopper women's frame import model that had been spray...
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