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Old 05-19-15, 10:42 AM
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Hi from Lisbon, Portugal

I'm new to the bike world and just got a used bike, i've been reading a lot of threads in the forum lately.

The bike is a Gitane (la française des Jeux replica?) equiped with shimano 105 9-sp 5500.

Already done a quick cleaning and tuning and tested it on the road, first impression is good but i really fell the lack of low gears (lots of hills in lisbon), current gears is 52-42X12-23 so i bought a new chain and a 12-28 tiagra cassette. Also considered a compact crankset but that involved a lot of changes. I'll wait for the new cassette and see.

Bikes are really trending here in Lisbon lately, lots of bike shops opening and ciclepaths being built lately.

I will use the bike mainly for city transport and replace my current sunday long easy run for a long bike ride.

Here's a pic of the bike and a short video of the most emblematic hill climbing race here in Lisbon.

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Old 05-19-15, 10:50 AM
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welcome to the forum....always glad to hear cycling is on the rise.
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Nice looking bike.
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