This just arrived today... a 1976 Gitane that is in remarkably nice shape and was a one couple bike.
Looks like the original rear wheel was replaced with a 27 inch Weinmann concave that appears to be virtually unused.
Now... if it was only a 55cm frame.
I know a couple here who need a new tandem and this might fit the bill... my friend's wife is blind so cannot ride solo and their current tandem is a bike shaped object that needs replacing.
My friend is a monster of a man who would fit a 58 cm frame quite well.
Have set it up without rear bars and had to move the saddle all the way down so I could test drive it as I work through the servicing.... nice to find that the eccentric was not welded into place and was adjustable.
BMC Pro Machine SLC01, Specialized Globe, Burley Rock 'N Roll tandem, Calfee Dragonfly tandem.
Thanks for resurrecting the thread, zt.
That Pogliaghi I find intriguing, it would be just the thing to take to the L'Eroica. I like the vintage Campy, but note that it has a double rather than triple (and L'Eroica has some steep climbs!) Would it be a huge project to fit it with a vintage Campy triple?