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Old 01-03-18, 04:27 AM   #1
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Gitane Frame Identication

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Wondering anyone can help me with help identifying the year of the gitane frame please.

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This looks like it may be the Allure model, perhaps somewhere ca. 1980-82. The Huret/Sachs-Huret gear ensemble components should be marked with a four digit number indicating their date of manufacture. The first two characters indicate the week of the year and the final two characters indicate the year. In cases where number is two digits that is the year. This date marking system began in 1978.

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Old 01-03-18, 03:43 PM   #3
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Those lugless Gitane frames came out in the early 80s. The graphic style of the decals and Huret Challenger Eco derailleur are also consistent with early 80s manufacture.
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I fhought the "bubble" style font on the Gitane graphics came out after 1983.......
Unless those are newer replacement decals on that frame.....
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I fhought the "bubble" style font on the Gitane graphics came out after 1983.......
Unless those are newer replacement decals on that frame.....
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From the catalogues I have examined this model looked to be coming through with an alloy cotterless chainset by ~1983-84. Disclaimer: am no Roma Girl expert.

In any event, the date codes on the mechs should reveal all as to calendric reference....

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Thanks for the feedback, will check mechs on bike
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hello dtrub,

here is what the Huret marking looks like. in this case it indicates a part manufactured in the twenty-eighth week of nineteen eighty-four.
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