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Old 09-17-18, 01:25 PM
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WTB: Gitane Tour de France or Super Corsa

Hi C&V:

First post here, but I've been lurking aggressively for a little while now

I'm looking for a 70's Gitane TdF/Super Corsa/Olympic in the 56-58cm size range. 60cm would probably be okay also. Any condition really, and a complete bike preferably (although a frame set would be okay too) because I don't have a ton of old French parts hanging around at home. I won't shy away from a project bike or one that's missing a few bits. Please show me watcha got!

I've got a 53-54cm '77 Motobecane Grand Touring all original in really nice shape I could offer in trade. Just a bit small for me.

I'm in Maryland if that helps...willing to drive a reasonable distance for local and also open to shipping.

Thanks in advance!

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Suggest checking out Craigslist and if you live in Northern CA, there are several Gitane TDFs on the Sacramento and SF lists. I’ve found that the West Coast seems to have more Gitanes than other party’s of the country. Of course, if you find one you like but pretty far away, you could work through one of the enablers on the BF C&V thread. There are plenty of resto and ready to ride models out there! Good luck!
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Originally Posted by Flying G View Post
Suggest checking out Craigslist and if you live in Northern CA, there are several Gitane TDFs on the Sacramento and SF lists. Iíve found that the West Coast seems to have more Gitanes than other partyís of the country. Of course, if you find one you like but pretty far away, you could work through one of the enablers on the BF C&V thread. There are plenty of resto and ready to ride models out there! Good luck!
Thanks for the tip! Yes, perhaps I could go that route. I was trying to go the path of least resistance initially (vetted/board member) before making anyone go out of their way for a newbie (me). Anything mid-Atlantic near me would be a plus and would potentially save on shipping. Either way, I'm enjoying the hunt, haha!
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These bikes pop up on CL but you have to be patient. I'd suggest widening your search to include similar high level French bikes from Peugeot, Motobecane, Mercier, etc. I just picked up a lovely Mercier 300 to restore next summer.
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Craigslist LA has one, a 1972 for $330. I never can get the url deal to work, but you can cut and paste the link below. Don't know about shipping but the pictures look decent. Good luck.




https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/bik/d/1972-gitane-tour-de-france/6691908253.html
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Old 09-18-18, 09:03 AM
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
These bikes pop up on CL but you have to be patient. I'd suggest widening your search to include similar high level French bikes from Peugeot, Motobecane, Mercier, etc. I just picked up a lovely Mercier 300 to restore next summer.
Thank you. Yes, I have been looking for a few months -- part of the fun is the hunt, I'll admit it! Just trying to cast a wider net! Yes, preference is for the TdF, but I've kept my eyes open for other models as well. Scored the aforementioned Motobecane from someone at work and it's a great bike, just a tad to small for me.

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Craigslist LA has one, a 1972 for $330. I never can get the url deal to work, but you can cut and paste the link below. Don't know about shipping but the pictures look decent. Good luck.




https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/bik/d/1972-gitane-tour-de-france/6691908253.html
Wow, this looks great! Thank you! I'll see if I can get a facilitator to help out on this one.
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Enough of the late 70's version of these bikes pop up at eBay. It's the 80's version of these bikes that I think, are harder to find.....
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There is a 56cm frame and fork on Ebay, right now and going pretty soon, as I recall...
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Originally Posted by Chombi1 View Post
Enough of the late 70's version of these bikes pop up at eBay. It's the 80's version of these bikes that I think, are harder to find.....
Oddly, it's the 80's stuff that is more prevalent in my local craigslist...

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There is a 56cm frame and fork on Ebay, right now and going pretty soon, as I recall...
I've been keeping an eye on this one (and the other one with the cut up rear dropout). Those (Huret?) rear drops are cool, and it looks like braze-on bottle holders were added? Not sure about that head tube graphic...looks custom? An interesting piece for sure.
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Good luck! My '71 Super Corsa is next in the queue to build up.
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I have this one. '72 TdF. 58.5 cm center to center. It is for sale. Would come with the original bars and stem, not as shown. And without that green Brooks B-17. Contact me privately if interested.
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Here's another picture, but also with components that would not be included in sale.
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Originally Posted by greg3rd48 View Post
Good luck! My '71 Super Corsa is next in the queue to build up.
Sounds awesome! Looking forward to a build thread if you make one.
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Thank you rootboy. I'll drop you a PM once I'm able to (gotta get to 10 posts). Bike looks very nice!
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@rootboy has nice bikes. His Frejus and Moto CT are beautiful.
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I've got one but it is 55cm ctc. Is that too small? It's a '72-73, been repainted and re-decaled. Willing to sell anything from frame/fork to full bike. I've only got one picture at the moment and it doesn't show it exactly as I would sell it. Note that when it was repainted the headlugs were left with the chrome exposed.


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I'll add another possibility to the mix and I can probably deliver it next week on my way from NH to SC. It has been repainted. I acquired it as a frameset, and built it up as seen with a mix of Suntour, Campy, Stronglight, VO and various French bits. Email me at pastorbobnlnh@gmail.com and we can negotiate a reasonable price. IIRC it is a 59, but I'm not 100% certain.

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Originally Posted by BlueDevil63 View Post
I've got one but it is 55cm ctc. Is that too small? It's a '72-73, been repainted and re-decaled. Willing to sell anything from frame/fork to full bike. I've only got one picture at the moment and it doesn't show it exactly as I would sell it. Note that when it was repainted the headlugs were left with the chrome exposed.


Thanks Blue Devil! That is one nice looking TdF (correction: Super Corsa?), especially with the chrome! I could happily ride that bike -- but my preference would be for something just a tad larger closer to 57 or 58. It's right on the edge though! My current bike is a 54 and I'm just a bit cramped on it.

If you don't mind, I'll send you a PM regardless. I'm curious about how you did the chrome head lugs and also may be interested in some components since you offered. Oh, and this might be a stretch, but it humors me that you're a blue devil (Duke?) and your bike is red. That in itself is not a big deal, but as a Terp (UMD, and red school colors) I find that humorous!

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Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh View Post
I'll add another possibility to the mix and I can probably deliver it next week on my way from NH to SC. It has been repainted. I acquired it as a frameset, and built it up as seen with a mix of Suntour, Campy, Stronglight, VO and various French bits. Email me at pastorbobnlnh@gmail.com and we can negotiate a reasonable price. IIRC it is a 59, but I'm not 100% certain.

Thank you Pastor Bob, I appreciate it!
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