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Vintage Gitane frame ID

Old 10-17-20, 05:53 AM
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Vintage Gitane frame ID

Anyone know what frame this is? Seller claims itís a Ď70ís Gitane, but has no idea what it is. Not real familiar with Gitane, but this frame looks pretty. Iím guessing low-ish end based on the rear dropouts. But the fork crown is chromed and so are the Ďsocksí Should I ask for pictures of a specific area (under BB shell, dropout, etc) that might have numbers for identification? Thanks.


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Looks like a mid-70s Gran Sport De Luxe model. You are right, it is an entry level frame.
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Gitane had 2 models below the GS De Luxe. they were the Gran Sport and the Royal Asport the Royal Asport was so bottom of the line that Gitane
wouldn,t put their name on it. Our distributer, Gitane Pacific, didn't want bikes on the floor that didn't say Gitane so ,they gave us hundreds of Gran
Sport De Luxe decal set (wish I still had them!) We would cut those up to make our own sets So we would have these models: Sport, Gran Sport,
and Gran Sport De luxe as well as the Interclub, Tour de France, and Super Corsa. still a very small line of bikes!
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