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Old 11-06-22, 09:55 AM
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Shoutout to all the old heads who ignored my post like a gatekeeper. Same energy! Progress...

Mocked up

future crank, waiting for the bottom bracket

NOS EVERYTHING!

YOU CANT FIND THIS STEM

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FRENCH REYNOLDS DECALS AF

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Old 11-06-22, 02:28 PM
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I tried to keep this bike as french and period correct as possible but man, are NOS french track pieces expensive! The wheels are either going to be the polished Normandy hubs with new Mavic clincher wheels or something carbon track. It's coming along. Shout out to Velocals for the sick decals that are better than the original. The seat tube decal is in the mail.
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Old 11-06-22, 02:34 PM
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If no one knows, this is what it was before being disassembled, sandblasted and powder coated. Getting this bike left me stranded after a 6 hour trip to and from so its been a long road to get this bike to this point. Not much more to go.
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Old 11-06-22, 06:45 PM
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c1985 Peugeot PY-10FC

And now for something completely different.......

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Old 11-06-22, 07:01 PM
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And now for something completely different.......

Yes! This is awesome.
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Old 11-06-22, 07:02 PM
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Shoutout to all the old heads who ignored my post like a gatekeeper. Same energy! Progress...

Mocked up
Itís a beauty! Great build.
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Old 11-06-22, 09:44 PM
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A 1970 / 71 Gitane Tour De France that was for sale locally for a few months, the overall condition convinced me to eventually buy it. One image as purchased and where I am with it currently. I seem to be leaning towards a 650b conversion but the longer I have it as configured I am starting to think I should leave it this way otherwise it will receive fenders, Rando handlebars and front rack with a Berthoud bag and other changes. Prefer platform pedals so a pair of Lyotard 460D or similar would be perfect.


The tubular wheels are from the early 1960's but I prefer large flange hubs although running sew ups may not be the most practical the 700C wheel set that came with the bike have Araya clincher rims with small flange Shimano hubs. I do have two pairs of Challenge Strada tubulars along with the Vittorias that are mounted, which are definitely offer not as comfortable a ride but more puncture resistant. I do think the bike is perhaps a bit too nice to modify though, especially being rather uncommon. If I could locate a pair of 700C clinchers with large flange hubs and then use a 32mm tire that might be ideal. I doubt one could fit anything wider though due to clearance under the fork crown. The Rene Herse tires tend to be quite good so that is one option.



I installed a Shimano Crane long cage rear derailleur since I will need lower gearing, most likely will use a 5 speed freewheel with a 32T cog, the Crane allows using the Simplex dropout without any mods short of being tapped and threaded which had already been done. Thankfully it was not modified further.










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Old 11-07-22, 12:48 PM
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And now for something completely different.......

The only Alu frame I would accept in my life
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Old 11-07-22, 05:35 PM
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The only Alu frame I would accept in my life
This is the Peugeot's slightly oversized carbon fiber 3 main tube version of the Vitus frame.
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Old 11-08-22, 09:59 AM
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Still a work in progress but coming along......


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Old 11-08-22, 10:16 AM
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My 1972 Gitane Tour de France with Campagnolo dropouts instead of the usual Simplex.


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Old 11-08-22, 11:42 AM
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Edit: maybe another day, sorry.

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Old 11-08-22, 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Andy Antipas View Post
This is the Peugeot's slightly oversized carbon fiber 3 main tube version of the Vitus frame.
Ah. Not for me then, thanks

Just kidding. I don't really care about what bicycles people ride. I tend to like the looks and craftsmanship of older bicycles, but that's all I ever rode. Few years back I was considering Alu Vitus frame and some bamboo frames, but eventually ended up with a hand me down steel frame, then upgraded that to Motobecane and got into vintage frames and components. I guess part of the fun was taking something that's 30-40 years old and bringing it back to life. Now the only problem is that I ended up with too many bicycles
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Old 11-08-22, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by VintageSteelEU View Post
The only Alu frame I would accept in my life
The main tubes are CF.......
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Old 11-08-22, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Chombi1 View Post
The main tubes are CF.......
Yes, that's been explained already I thought initially it's a Vitus 979. Literally the only Alu frame that would be of some interest to me (and probably only in the shape of Motobecane Prolight), Not that I would actually ride it, maybe on some special occasions.
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