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Old 01-10-19, 10:15 AM
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Unique French Bike, 'Lecoulant' SLX tubing


From my research bearing limited fruit, this may be a Gitane bike for the TEAM Lecoulant, but I won't advertise it as such since I just don't know.
Super unique paint job, and I built it up very recently, so cables and shifting are all very good. New tires. Frame was NOS-ish with 'shop wear'. There are some very small scratches here and there that I will try to find time to photograph asap.
Polished it up nicely. Rides like a champ and feels fast. I don't plan to include the saddle or pedals, but the former is negotiable.

Sizing is 56cm square. Threading is, well French. 26.4mm seat post.
I think the headset is a Stronglight or Stronglight copy. Compnents are Shimano 105 8 speed with the exception of a Tiagra 10 sp front derailleur.
Wheels are Shimano 600/Tricolor with Uni-Hyper hub. The wheels with the gumwall tubulars aren't included, but that's how I've been riding it. They could be negotiated in for additional money.
Cinelli 1r stem and 65 criterium bars.
128mm rear spacing.

Price: asking $450 plus bike flights, net of fees and of course local pick up is encouraged.
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GLWS!

That so sweet in my book.
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Likewise: GLWS, it's a very intriguing bike that somebody should appreciate and snap up (at a very compelling price), but just
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This is a lovely bike.
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I'm curious about the 26.4 seatpost in a SLX frame. Shouldn't that be 27.2? Has the clamping area been crimped too much to make this work?

Lovely bike by the way.
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It may be Metric tubing.
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It may be Metric tubing.
Thatís my assumption as well none of the French bikes Iíve owned had a 27.2 seatpost
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Thatís my assumption as well none of the French bikes Iíve owned had a 27.2 seatpost
My 531, B. Carre is 26.4.
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Sweeeet! Columbus SLX.... got me but its possible and its certainly quality looking throughout. Bottom feed cables so I'm thinking 1985+ and see signs of Mercier, yet were they not gone by then, bankrupt?

I do not need this bike. I do not need this bike. I do not need this bike. I do not need....
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Sweeeet!
Yes and it looks just like a candy cane, so don't lick it. Not in public.

Pretty cool bike
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Sweeeet! Columbus SLX.... got me but its possible and its certainly quality looking throughout. Bottom feed cables so I'm thinking 1985+ and see signs of Mercier, yet were they not gone by then, bankrupt?

I do not need this bike. I do not need this bike. I do not need this bike. I do not need....
You're not convincing anyone, least of all yourself . . .

Just trying to help out here buddy.
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It may be Metric tubing.
Will, I'm learning something. I didn't realize they made the tubing in different versions like that. Thanks!
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Will, I'm learning something. I didn't realize they made the tubing in different versions like that. Thanks!
No worries.

Viv La Difference.
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Still up for grabs and almost ready for pretty weather!
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OP do you think this frame will accommodate a 28mm tire?
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OP do you think this frame will accommodate a 28mm tire?
Check out the clearance between seat tube and rear wheel. Crit frame? I know it's not an answer but...
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Check out the clearance between seat tube and rear wheel. Crit frame? I know it's not an answer but...

Yep, lovely bike but each time I look at it I see that tight rear end.
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