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Old 11-07-15, 02:17 AM
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Kilos have been very popular on the GitaneUSA.com website. The 3 main tubes are straight gage Vitus 788 which was made of Chrome Molly steel.

788 indicated that the top tube has a 0.7mm wall thickness while the seat and down tubes are 0.8mm thick.

The forks and stays are probably made with standard carbon steel tubing.

Should be about a 18-19 Lb. bike with sewups.

In the 70's we used to keep at least one entry level Gitane Track Standard bike in stock. They were made of standard carbon steel "gas pipe" tubing with steel cranks, pedals, seatpost and so on plus Normandy track hubs and entry level sewups and tubular rims.

We sold them for $69.99 which was the list price.

When business was slow, we used to take FG track bikes out for a spin around town.

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