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02-22-21, 09:21 AM
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Posted By LeicaLad

Looks like a 1971. I've had a few of these, and...

Looks like a 1971. I've had a few of these, and they are my absolutely favorite riders.
09-20-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 76,272
Posted By LeicaLad

And one cannot help but notice the fine...

And one cannot help but notice the fine willow-leaf seat stay treatment. This frame was brazed by one of their best.

Shame it's too small, tho'

imho, obviously!
09-14-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 76,272
Posted By LeicaLad

Superdan, That is absolutely lovely. In a...

Superdan,
That is absolutely lovely. In a line-up, I'd call this a '71, but that's because I have 3 (well, 2 1/2) 1971 Gitane bikes.

Your sprucing 'er up looks mighty fine to me. Call me...
12-16-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,415
Posted By LeicaLad

Well, how nice. I take back what I said. This...

Well, how nice. I take back what I said. This is very much 1971, at the latest. Possibly even late 1970. The fork crown is a major tell, but so are the touches on the seat cluster.

Now, that...
12-15-19, 09:48 PM
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Views: 1,415
Posted By LeicaLad

Did it come with other "little" bits, like cable...

Did it come with other "little" bits, like cable guides, chainstay guides, etc.? The SC had Campy bits, the TdF had French bits. But, in the end, there is essentially no difference. Same tubes,...
12-18-15, 03:18 PM
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Posted By LeicaLad

While I've heard of the Golden Era, and of the...

While I've heard of the Golden Era, and of the Bike Boom, I'd never seen the label "Silver" applied to the Boom period.

The Golden era produced the first paved roads in America, too. They were...
08-14-15, 01:04 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 76,272
Posted By LeicaLad

I don't ordinarily "out" auction site listings. ....

I don't ordinarily "out" auction site listings. . , BUT this is a VERY SMALL (50cm) 1971 Gitane Super Corsa in fine, fine condition.

I really hope someone here snags this. I got no one of the...
06-18-15, 08:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 19,005
Posted By LeicaLad

What I think most remarkable is how very, very...

What I think most remarkable is how very, very little Tom has aged. It is rather frightening, eh?

Fabulous Annapurna. It wasn't clear, but I'm gonna assume you still have it. Yes?
01-04-15, 08:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,949
Posted By LeicaLad

Oh, yes! The frame is rather special. I presume...

Oh, yes! The frame is rather special. I presume you used the search function here. We had several threads on Johnny Kay bikes a while back.

From what I see, it IS the frame that you want to...
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