Thread: 1972 Gitane???
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Old 07-15-19, 07:51 AM
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Yeah, that's not a '72. The honeycomb drop outs came out a bit later (mid 70s I think). They're a real plus as you can run pretty much any RD on that; the stronglight drop outs work with--you guessed it--some French derailleurs.

I'm not certain of the model but I've seen Gitanes with honeycomb dropouts and the main triangle is reynolds 531. Take a look at the catalogs online.

The bike is missing some decals and a headtube badge but those can be replaced.

The frame with HS and BB is likely worth right around $75-$100. Nice bike and well worth fixing up.
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