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Old 01-08-10, 02:57 PM
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Originally Posted by c0ldgirl
I've got to include my 2 bikes in the thread since I've recently been bitten by the bug.

This is my 1985 Gitane Performance bike. Most of the stickers had been previously removed, so I'm thinking I've identified it correctly.


Yeah, 85 Gitane Performance. The yellow cable housing gives it away. Nice bike. And welcome to the forums.



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They don't fit. Old Simplex skewers have wierd threads. Figures.

I know where I can get the correct skewers for $125, but I'm not gonna do it.
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I just sold this one off last night - a mid 70's Urago mixte. Full Huret drive train and a closely spaced Atom freewheel, with wingnuts on the rear axle.





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Someone will be very happy with that!
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Originally Posted by auchencrow
Someone will be very happy with that!
Yeah - he was thrilled... nay, overjoyed with it. Thing is, it is a 22" frame, and so rather big for a mixte. But - if your girlfriend happens to be taller, it becomes a tremendous gift opportunity.

He said he was going to move the shifters up on the bars and use thumbies, which is a good idea for its' intended use as a path/coffee bike. I saved the Ideale 42 saddle for later.
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well atleast the name is or was french LOL
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Hi There Mr. Peugeot!

Just found out today that I'm the proud new owner of a 1980 Gitane "Tricolor". French thoroughbred - VITUS frame with Simplex/Spidel/Stronglight/Maillard co-op group. Color blue, of course.

I will post pics as soon as I can.

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Originally Posted by Reynolds 753
Hi There Mr. Peugeot!

Just found out today that I'm the proud new owner of a 1980 Gitane "Tricolor". French thoroughbred - VITUS frame with Simplex/Spidel/Stronglight/Maillard co-op group. Color blue, of course.

I will post pics as soon as I can.

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Please do! I'd love to have a Gitane.
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Super Vitus 980 Triathlon


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Super Vitus 980 Triathlon
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Nice ones , WAZZUBIKER. Very nice.
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Here is my Gitane. I believe it is a 1980 Criterium but there's no model name. It has Super Vitus 971 tubing with a 980 fork and all the components and the lack of chrome tips match the catalog for a Criterium.

I have a tubular wheelset on the bike in the picture. The bike came with a Spidel wheelset with Mavic Module E's. The closeup is of the original rear wheel.

Save for the pedals and brake cables, it was all original. However, the edge of the 22.0/25.4 stem took a gouge out of the 25.0 bars and the resulting chip got wedged between stem and bar where it carved an annular groove all the way around the bar. The stem was gouged a bit too. I got a new stem and bar from Nitto. The bike may have been sidelined due to the loose bar; it looked practically unused when I got it.
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My stable (big part of - plus a Spaniard, a Kraut):
https://www.radklassiker.org/?cat=174〈=en

Highly original ones (except from tires, bar tape, grease / from above):
the black PY60 "prestige", both PY10s, the PA60, C37 CD (see "older entries") and the aliens.

None of my Peugeots has been treated with paint or even got a new paintjob.
The black PR60 is highly non-original, my randonneur-bike and commuter ...and from the junk.

Watch the brass-wired spokes of the white 1976 PY10 (optional factory equipment)
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here is an early 70s jeunet reynolds 531 road bike i recently picked up. it's going to be converted into a 5-speed porteur.

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Originally Posted by qd-s
My stable (big part of - plus a Spaniard, a Kraut):
https://www.radklassiker.org/?cat=174〈=en

Highly original ones (except from tires, bar tape, grease / from above):
the black PY60 "prestige", both PY10s, the PA60, C37 CD (see "older entries") and the aliens.

None of my Peugeots has been treated with paint or even got a new paintjob.
The black PR60 is highly non-original, my randonneur-bike and commuter ...and from the junk.

Watch the brass-wired spokes of the white 1976 PY10 (optional factory equipment)
It's seems strange that you could order a high end Peugeot in black in Europe, but not in the USA in the seventies.

The original tubular wheels on my 1974 PX10LE were tied and soldered at the factory.
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Didn't start out to collect French Bikes, but they just keep finding me!






And last but not least:


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Old 02-14-10, 12:10 PM
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A 1973 PX-10 followed me home this week just like ^^^this one^^^ only with Nervex lugs. No pictures, wrong wheels; wrong stem...don't know what I will do with it.

Otherwise:

1973 Gitane Tour d'France being used for my main commuter (tubular tires and all):



1972 Gitane Super Corsa Fixed gear (kittens be d$%ned):

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Black Peugeots

Originally Posted by qd-s
My stable (big part of - plus a Spaniard, a Kraut):
https://www.radklassiker.org/?cat=174〈=en

Highly original ones (except from tires, bar tape, grease / from above):
the black PY60 "prestige", both PY10s, the PA60, C37 CD (see "older entries") and the aliens.

None of my Peugeots has been treated with paint or even got a new paintjob.
The black PR60 is highly non-original, my randonneur-bike and commuter ...and from the junk.
Originally Posted by Grand Bois
It's seems strange that you could order a high end Peugeot in black in Europe, but not in the USA in the seventies.
the Peugeot PY60 "prestige" ("gentlemen" guise) was built by specially trained craftsmen only to customers order and his special body-measurements and gearing preferences.
You were also free to choose from all (available Peugeot-?) colors so I stroke lucky the first owner whom I bought the bike from fortunately wanted a black one - like me.

I was extremely fortunate to get ahold of a PY60 at all, my absolute dreambike (I never dreamt I would ever get one), what's more in black (and pristine condition).
These PY60-prestiges are rarer than hens teeth. I only know of one more PY60, a golden one, from 1977 as well.

As far as I can see these custom-built models were not even featured in most non-french European Peugeot-catalogs. This is a 1978 German brochure:
https://forum.tour-magazin.de/attachm...3&d=1209758075

Regarding the 60's and 70's high end Peugeots from stock, it is my impression that black was only available on the german market and only in 1977/78 for the PR60 gentleman-model.
https://www.peugeotshow.com/images/1977_6.jpg

Were the "gentlemen"-series Peugeots (PA/PR/PX60) available in America?
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My Motobecane Mirage Sport, in Summer commuter mode.

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SJX426, so so sorry about your Moto.
Here's mine, a 1979 Team Champion.
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Does anybody know why there are/were so few individual French frame builders? Except for the Singer, I don't think a single one has been posted. It's been pretty much all Pug's, Moto's and Gitane's (which are fine with me, btw).
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Originally Posted by qd-s
the Peugeot PY60 "prestige" ("gentlemen" guise) was built by specially trained craftsmen only to customers order and his special body-measurements and gearing preferences.
You were also free to choose from all (available Peugeot-?) colors so I stroke lucky the first owner whom I bought the bike from fortunately wanted a black one - like me.

I was extremely fortunate to get ahold of a PY60 at all, my absolute dreambike (I never dreamt I would ever get one), what's more in black (and pristine condition).
These PY60-prestiges are rarer than hens teeth. I only know of one more PY60, a golden one, from 1977 as well.

As far as I can see these custom-built models were not even featured in most non-french European Peugeot-catalogs. This is a 1978 German brochure:
https://forum.tour-magazin.de/attachm...3&d=1209758075

Regarding the 60's and 70's high end Peugeots from stock, it is my impression that black was only available on the german market and only in 1977/78 for the PR60 gentleman-model.
https://www.peugeotshow.com/images/1977_6.jpg

Were the "gentlemen"-series Peugeots (PA/PR/PX60) available in America?
I the XX60 bikes were not available in the USA, I think because they couldn't sell them to unsophisticated US buyers who put too much emphasis on weight when judging the quality of bicycles.
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Originally Posted by nlerner

And my St. Etienne Porteur:


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