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Old 02-04-21, 07:51 PM
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Just picked up my first Gitane. It came with an interesting combination of Simplex and Campagnolo parts. Unfortunately this frame is huge.








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Originally Posted by G.Varela View Post
Just picked up my first Gitane. It came with an interesting combination of Simplex and Campagnolo parts. Unfortunately this frame is huge.
You may have a mix of parts, but they are all high quality, especially these retrofriction shifters: arguably the best non-ratcheting friction shifters ever made. And there are a few tall boys around here... I start at 60cm c-t-c.

Hard to tell exactly without more photos, but looks like an upgraded TdF from the early 70ís.

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Old 02-04-21, 08:58 PM
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Surly an upgraded TdF model. Some really nice parts though . If any body is interested in the frame, I'll let it go for just shipping charges. Or better yet, a trade for something French of the same era in the 54-56 size.
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Originally Posted by G.Varela View Post
Surly an upgraded TdF model. Some really nice parts though . If any body is interested in the frame, I'll let it go for just shipping charges. Or better yet, a trade for something French of the same era in the 54-56 size.
If only you needed a 50cm, I have a small Super Course in need of a home. But I already have a 62cm TdF that looks like the twin of yours. It is an amazing ride.
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Nice find! Good collection of parts, too!

What size is the frame and what French things are you looking for in a potential trade?
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Gitane Tour de France 1968


Gitane champion du monde 1977-1978 Stronglight


Gitane champion du monde 1977/78
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Here's my mid/early 70's Tour de France. Got it as a frame + some parts and was a fun exercise in wheel building, preservation, and sourcing correct parts. Has such an easy-going way about the way it rides but alas it's just a bit short for me, other wise it'd be perfect!
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Magnifique!!!!

Originally Posted by devinfan View Post
There have been some great Gitane's turning up lately, and since I love them I thought they deserved their own thread. Show yours off here, all models welcome! I will start things off with my '84 Criterium:
Absolutely amazing Gitane Criterium! I had that exact model back in 1984. Loved it SO MUCH, and rode it thousands of miles before it was stolen from right outside my college dorm room. I have many fond memories of that bike, and I greatly appreciate you posting that photo!
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