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Old 11-20-10, 06:55 PM
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Gitane Grand Sport Deluxe

She's got Weimann vainqueur 999 model 610 brake system, Suntour Honor Derailluer (rear), Simplex (front), pivo stem and bar, Good-Bad or Ugly??
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Old 11-20-10, 07:38 PM
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Hi Nich or you riding, fixing up/restoring, selling or looking to buy? can you post some pics?
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Ugly. Not there's anything wrong with that.
Here's mine a few modifications ago.

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She's got Weimann vainqueur 999 model 610 brake system, Suntour Honor Derailluer (rear), Simplex (front), pivo stem and bar, Good-Bad or Ugly??
Classic French boomer. The RD is a replacement for the Simplex that no doubt gave up the ghost sometime in the Carter administration. Decent enough entry level bike for those not frightened by French threading and indifferent workmanship.

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My everyday rider. I love it.

The Gitane GSD came with steel rims, kinda clunky and poor braking.If you can pick up a used alloy set it makes a big difference in the ride.

I put a Sugino Maxy crank on mine. The Sugino BB spindle was a good fit with the original french BB cups.

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