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Old 02-28-19, 12:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Brad L View Post
I picked this up several years back for $10 from a charity resale shop. I have plans for it but just haven't gotten to it yet.

Beautiful Interclub!
My brother had a similar looking Gitane Criterium, in Gitane blue, in 1983
83/84 were sweet years for Gitane, as they were reflecting their success with their pro factory teams under Guimard's leadership and the string of wins that Hinault and his teamates were really piling in.....
there really was a noticable change in their product line with much prettier, more advanced designed bikes (compared to what they were selling towards the end if the 70's) that must have been giving Peugeot and Motobcane big headaches..... It also helped that Gitane teamed up with the Trek dealership network to sell their bikes in the states to take advantage of Lemond's meteorically rising popularity at that time.

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