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Old 07-15-19, 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Flying G View Post
Concur with the previous replies that this frame is a mid-70s Interclub. One of my favorite Gitanes in my stable is nearly identical to your frame, Huret honeycomb drop-outs, chrome fork, decals, etc. Mine was a match blue but was badly scarred over the years from scrapes and bruises but I had it blasted and powder coated a period correct yellow. It is a great ride and attracts lots of attention around town, club rides and even my first CA Eroica several years ago.
Build this up with good metal Simplex derailleurs, MAFAC Racer brakes and levers, a comfortable leather saddle, Lyotard pedals, Stronglight or Sugino Maxy crankset, bars and tape that work for you and you’ll have a fine vintage bike that is amazingly fun to ride. If you decide to sell it, someone else will find joy in it.
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