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02-28-21, 04:35 PM
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Posted By jjhabbs

That's going to look pretty and ride excellently!...

That's going to look pretty and ride excellently! Nice!

JJ
02-28-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,263
Posted By GitaneFanBoy

Fignon Team Pro tribute bike

Dear Addamsmith, please build this up with the correct Spidel/Simplex/Stronglight/Maillard component group. The 1983 Fignon TDF victory was achieved on the fully French outfitted bike....
01-20-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,624
Posted By Markeologist

Good luck Addam...I hope this works out. I think...

Good luck Addam...I hope this works out. I think this is a Professional/Elite … if headset was originally Campy, would be a Pro. If shorter stack height for Stronglight headset, then would more...
01-04-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,974
Posted By Markeologist

From what I understand, Top 63s were introduced...

From what I understand, Top 63s were introduced by Mafac in late 1962 as a 1963 model (thus the "63" in the name). The Top 63s replaced the Tigers which became generally available in 1960 (+/-). ...
01-03-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 35
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Posted By John E

Wow! That is a fabulous idea, and I really like...

Wow! That is a fabulous idea, and I really like the machine you are copying.

I guess I could use one of my Capo Sieger frames as the basis for a replica of the bike Adolf Christian rode to 3rd...
01-03-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,974
Posted By bikemig

I'm curious, where did you find the specs for the...

I'm curious, where did you find the specs for the build? Is there a web resource where you can find how this bike (or others) were kitted out for the TdF in '58, '59, etc.?
01-03-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,974
Posted By Feldman

Who painted it and what is that color called?

Who painted it and what is that color called?
01-03-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,974
Posted By non-fixie

Looking forward to this project! If "Gem" had...

Looking forward to this project! If "Gem" had gotten along better with the French national team he'd probably have won the Tour de France that year.
01-03-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,974
Posted By bikemig

I've thought for a while that it would be cool to...

I've thought for a while that it would be cool to replicate a 50s era TdF bike. Is that what you are doing?
01-01-21, 08:27 AM
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Views: 348
Posted By bikemig

Sounds like a great project. You should post some...

Sounds like a great project. You should post some pics of the bike.
12-19-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,010
Posted By Markeologist

The Rapha team only entered a handful of races...

The Rapha team only entered a handful of races during their existence, I know folks have stated "sister" team...if it was a sister, it was a younger sister (so more like a B team). Gitane bikes were...
12-19-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,385
Posted By bertinjim

Addamsmith- As cv-6 said, it's likely a...

Addamsmith-

As cv-6 said, it's likely a product for a smaller shop although Carre also built for firms like Gitane, Lejeune and, for 1 year, Bertin. It is one of the higher end bikes because Carre...
12-19-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,385
Posted By CV-6

Nice find. I pretty much agree with Markeologist...

Nice find. I pretty much agree with Markeologist with the exception of early 70s for the dating based on the position (under TT) of the brake cable stops. Also think it is more likely a private...
12-19-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,010
Posted By Matador6

HOLD ON! I'm going to partially correct/clarify...

HOLD ON! I'm going to partially correct/clarify myself. I relooked through the memoire du cyclisme database. Gitane does not alternatly show up on St Raphael jerseys in some years. According to them...
12-19-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,385
Posted By gugie

If you're considering a repaint, I'd find someone...

If you're considering a repaint, I'd find someone who can do braze-ons. Shifter, derailleur cable guides and stops, and bottle cages wouldn't cost much to put on.

I agree that this one is worth a...
12-19-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,385
Posted By AZORCH

In fact, the 53/45 Stronglight and 14/21 rear...

In fact, the 53/45 Stronglight and 14/21 rear came off a PX-10. Gearing is indeed stout, but I can slowly struggle up the nearby bluffs as long as I pretend I'm still a 70's era teen. :)

OP: what...
12-19-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,385
Posted By John E

That is gorgeous. I love the look of the...

That is gorgeous. I love the look of the Stronglight crankset and your stunning paint job. It appears to be geared like a stock PX-10 of the same era, 52-45 / 14-21 -- a bit stiff for my abilities...
12-19-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,385
Posted By AZORCH

Excellent find! I'm a Carre´enthusiast, but most...

Excellent find! I'm a Carre´enthusiast, but most of what I can share is largely repeating what the experts on here have shared with me. Those others will be along soon enough to offer more insightful...
12-19-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,385
Posted By Markeologist

Nice frame Addam. Diamond cut-outs in Prugnat S...

Nice frame Addam. Diamond cut-outs in Prugnat S lugs suggests a top tier Carre...and with his stamp on willow-leaf seat stay caps...very nice (not all bikes with willow-leaf caps are from Carre so...
12-19-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,385
Posted By juvela

----- dating - appears could not be...

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dating -

appears could not be earlier than '73 nor later than '75

presence of Jubile cable guide suggests that it may have been last kitted with a Freres Huret gear ensemble

member ...
12-19-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,385
Posted By repechage

Looks interesting- lack of braze ons suggest...

Looks interesting- lack of braze ons suggest earlier than later.
I have seen a few with vertical dropouts.
I would reward it with new paint.
not powdercoat
12-18-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,010
Posted By Matador6

@Markeologist...

@Markeologist (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/markeologist-519626.html) Thank you, again, and that is a beautiful period Gitane. Yes, I have been using team sponsorship information as well. Of...
12-17-20, 11:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,263
Posted By Chombi1

The 84 Gitane Pro with the Columbus SL frame...

The 84 Gitane Pro with the Columbus SL frame tubing had been my "Moby Dick" bike for many years now, and I still have not found one to add to my stable. Most that come up for sale out there are...
12-17-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,263
Posted By Markeologist

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/c887051f_cc34_4ba7_8cfa_75881b2217a7_e6a610122bad14070ee932d0c795aaac28f3c445.jpeg
Sorry, non-drive side, was going for the scenery in...
12-17-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,263
Posted By Andy Antipas

1984 Team Pro

I have had mine for over 20 years. It was the first bike in my collection. They are lovely bikes, but I don't think they are rare?
...
12-17-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,263
Posted By Markeologist

The metallic blue, "bubble" decaled Gitane Team...

The metallic blue, "bubble" decaled Gitane Team Pros of the 80s are among the most beautiful racing bikes ever made (IMnotsoHO). They dropped this look in 85/86 production bikes but brought it back...
12-17-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,263
Posted By Steelman54

Very nice, would love to see this built up.

Very nice, would love to see this built up.
12-13-20, 10:27 AM
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Views: 720
Posted By repechage

I like the head lugs, and especially like the...

I like the head lugs, and especially like the aluminum brake hangar and headset toothed washer combination. The stamped Mafac units yield under load
12-13-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,916
Posted By Markeologist

Tiger1964, yes, Ford-France imported and promoted...

Tiger1964, yes, Ford-France imported and promoted Fords in France including the Mustang. The Mustang was a huge hit in France in large part because of Ford-France's very active promotion including...
12-13-20, 10:22 AM
12-13-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,916
Posted By Markeologist

Addam...my comments were not directed at your 63,...

Addam...my comments were not directed at your 63, it clearly has hallmarks of a Carre-built frame, not just the willow leaf seat stay caps but also the fish-mouthed seat and chain stay ends at rear...
12-13-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 961
Posted By Sierra

I've been looking for one of these in 56 cm for a...

I've been looking for one of these in 56 cm for a long time.
Very hard to find!
I have a couple TdF models and love them.
12-13-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 720
Posted By KenNC

That has some interesting features, particularly...

That has some interesting features, particularly the crankset, haven't seen many cottered triples! Also intrigued by the high-end Ideale saddle (do you think that can be brought back to life?) What...
12-13-20, 01:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,916
Posted By Markeologist

I'm familiar with this Gitane from Tonton Velo so...

I'm familiar with this Gitane from Tonton Velo so I'm not following the Geminiani part? Neither this Gitane from Tonton Vello nor this one of yours you picture have Carre willow leafs seat stay...
12-13-20, 01:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,471
Posted By sincos

That's a very nice set. I was curious if they all...

That's a very nice set. I was curious if they all shared a same "house feel" because for many years I had a Gitane, a 1985 531c Professionel with the gorgeous blue paint and the garish checkerboard...
12-12-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,916
Posted By John E

Now that is tight gearing! What do you have in...

Now that is tight gearing! What do you have in back -- something like 13,15,16,17,18? 52-42 up front?

I knew a couple of guys who ran 52-42 / 14-18 corncobs back then. Hills? No problem! :)
12-12-20, 09:30 PM
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Views: 961
Posted By Velo Mule

Keep the pictures coming as this progresses. ...

Keep the pictures coming as this progresses. That is a great looking bike.
12-12-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,471
Posted By repechage

I have seen Roto shells in English and Italian,...

I have seen Roto shells in English and Italian, applause they made French threaded parts.
12-12-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,471
Posted By sincos

Gorgeous bike (as are your other Gitanes. I've...

Gorgeous bike (as are your other Gitanes. I've always been partial to that Gitane blue. How's it ride? Is there a Gitane "house feel"among the bikes?
12-12-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,773
Posted By Hudson308

Thanks for responding, Addam. I think Maurice...

Thanks for responding, Addam. I think Maurice Moss pretty much nailed it three years ago when he suggested it's a Follis. He's one of the most accurate vintage French brand experts we have the...
12-12-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,916
Posted By Markeologist

If lower level (i.e., more common) and you like...

If lower level (i.e., more common) and you like the foil, go with what you like! You could turn it into a Geminiani too (built by MICMO like Gitanes) and those decals are readily available. Dural...
12-12-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,471
Posted By Markeologist

...lot of nice Gitane's you posted Addam. Here...

...lot of nice Gitane's you posted Addam. Here is one of your others w/ the aforementioned Bocama lugs with windows cut into them:...
12-12-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,471
Posted By Markeologist

Probably means "Carre modified" lugs. Carre cut...

Probably means "Carre modified" lugs. Carre cut windows into Prugnat S lugs on his customs...little diamonds and heart-like shapes. Not my photo but my Carre with such cut outs on Prugnat S lugs. ...
12-12-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,916
Posted By Markeologist

Addam's bike is very similar to Anquetil's 1965...

Addam's bike is very similar to Anquetil's 1965 Ford-France Gitane team bike...I have an original poster I consulted which more clearly shows the seat tube decals...plus a few more of Anquetil on...
12-12-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,916
Posted By Markeologist

Did they have a team??? YES!!!, 1965 Ford-France...

Did they have a team??? YES!!!, 1965 Ford-France Gitane and in 1966 they became Ford-France Hutchinson. In 1966 they won the TdF and KOM...Aimar and Jimenez (both on Carre-built but Geminiani-badged...
12-12-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,916
Posted By tiger1964

??? Did they have a team? Or, one of these...

??? Did they have a team?

Or, one of these bikes hanging on a rack on the rear of a Ford-France Comete would look cool. :thumb:
12-12-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,916
Posted By tiger1964

Hmm -- conundrum. Depending on how long "wait"...

Hmm -- conundrum. Depending on how long "wait" is, of course. My bike is lower level than Addam's, stamped dropouts. I bought it as a bare spray-bombed frame and a bag of parts; unsure what the...
12-12-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,916
Posted By Markeologist

Unmarked Carre-built team bike for Anquetil. If...

Unmarked Carre-built team bike for Anquetil. If paint is original, would be 1965 or earlier as Ford-France switched from classic blue Gitanes to Geminiani and Anquetil-badged bikes (built by...
12-12-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,916
Posted By Markeologist

WAIT PLEASE! If your bike is similar to Addam's,...

WAIT PLEASE! If your bike is similar to Addam's, hold off and wait for correct decals. I've looked into getting some re-pops done, not all that expensive...the "foil" decals are the tricky ones from...
12-12-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,916
Posted By tiger1964

Now my choices get more complicated; I've already...

Now my choices get more complicated; I've already placed a big order from Cyclomondo for decals for my projects, including a Gitane (newer, foil) set, figuring that I'd never find "correct" ones and...
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