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Old 12-17-20, 07:42 PM
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Location: Marin County, Alta California
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Bikes: Since new: 85/86 Rodriguez Tandem, wife's 87 Gitane Team Pro, 92 Burley Rock-n-Roll, 85 Fisher Comp, 88 Puch Pro, two 92 Bridgestone X0-1s; later: 66/67 Gitane Champion du Monde, late 60s/early 70s B.Carre, my 87 Gitane Team Pro, 77/78 Ritchey Tandem

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The metallic blue, "bubble" decaled Gitane Team Pros of the 80s are among the most beautiful racing bikes ever made (IMnotsoHO). They dropped this look in 85/86 production bikes but brought it back in 87...and initially Systeme U including Fignon in 87 rode blue bikes before switching to white. I built up such a blue 87 Team Pro for my wife back in late 80s (the 87s were available as a frameset). I used mostly French parts...she still has it and rode it in 2019 Eroica. Several months back I found an immaculate 87 Team Pro frameset for myself after years of searching. The built out production Team Pros in 87 came with Campy C-Record but I'll be building mine with a first-gen Campy Chorus group that I have. The 87s are easy to spot as the internal cable routing enters from bottom of top tube. They were also made of Reynolds tubing (531P) instead of Columbus.

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