Found this low-end 70's Gitane Grand Sort DeLuxe in the trash. I thought at the very least I could remove the derailleurs, the rear brake and make it a single speed without losing the rear cassette or crankset. Most of the decals need to go, and the hard as a rock plastic bar tape, too.
Frame is mild steel but is in great shape, so's the leather saddle. It looks like somebody got tired of riding it and just parked for 30 years then rolled it out to the trash.
Would my time and money be better spent on something else? How expensive would it be to convert to Fixed? French bottom bracket, most likely 27" wheels.
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