Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

^0/70's Gitane tadem BB questions

Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

^0/70's Gitane tadem BB questions

Old 07-27-11, 11:32 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Porter Square
Posts: 35

Bikes: Somec Promax, Philips 3-Speed, Spec. Crux

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
60/70's Gitane tadem BB questions

i have a vintage gitane with cottered ta/stronglight style 50.4 bcd cranks, can I replace the bb and cups with something non-cottered and leave the eccentric bb?
horribleoldman is offline  
Old 07-28-11, 06:53 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Work in Asia, now based in Vienna, VA
Posts: 1,723
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 39 Post(s)
Liked 7 Times in 6 Posts
Wow! We love obscure.

I suggest two sources. First, the GitaneUSA.com vintage forum https://www.gitaneusa.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=1

Second, write to Wayne at VeloClassique https://www.veloclassique.com/. He owns Mel Pinto Imports, which was the original Gitane import house. The web site doesn't have much, but his email address is there.

Then, post photos of your bike. Jus' 'cause we like pictures of cool old tandems.

1959 Hilton Wrigley Connoisseur (still my favorite!)
1963 Hetchins Mountain King (the gravel grinder)
1971 Gitane Tour de France (The War Horse) (1 owner)
* 1971 Gitane Super Corsa (The Garage Queen) (crashed out)
1971 Gitane Super Corsa #2 (sweet replacement frame)
1980 Ritchey Touring (The Grail Bike)
1984 Tom Ritchey Team Competition (NOS show bike)
(replacing the stolen 1981 Tom Ritchey Everest custom)
1985 ALAN Record (Glued & Screwed. A gift.)

LeicaLad is offline  
Old 07-28-11, 07:28 AM
Grand Bois
Senior Member
Grand Bois's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Pinole, CA, USA
Posts: 17,415
Mentioned: 24 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 434 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Yes you can.
Grand Bois is offline  
Old 07-28-11, 08:57 AM
Wrench Savant
balindamood's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: 61 Degrees North
Posts: 2,234

Bikes: Yes

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Yes, albeit likely french. VO has replacement cartridge BB's.
"Where you come from is gone;
where you are headed weren't never there;
and where you are ain't no good unless you can get away from it."
balindamood is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Classic & Vintage
07-23-14 09:56 AM
Bicycle Mechanics
01-10-13 10:04 AM
Bicycle Mechanics
03-31-11 09:49 PM
Classic & Vintage
12-28-10 01:06 PM
Classic & Vintage
08-15-10 12:23 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.