Re: [CR]GITANE-"Tour de France"-Service Course

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Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2001 23:39:24 -0700
From: "Jeanette Bell" <>
To: "Martin O. Walsh" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]GITANE-"Tour de France"-Service Course
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Mel Pinto has no downtube decals left in his stock, which renders the rest of the Gitane decals he has almost useless. Joe Bell San Diego

"Martin O. Walsh" wrote:
> Hi Tim, I recently bought a Gitane Super Corsa,which also has/had a SERVICE
> COURSE transparancy or decal on the top tube.The SERVICE COURSE is barely
> visible in yellow lettering on one side of the top tube near the head tube.The
> Tour de France model that belonged to your grandmother would be a mid level model
> by Gitane.The list price in 1971 for a Gitane Tour de France was about $225.00
> from Mel Pinto Imports,Inc. of Falls Church, Virginia.Mel Pinto Imports-MPI is
> still in business for wholesale(dealers only).Have you LBS or a reputable frame
> painter/builder contact him for you, at (703) 750-1945.Mr. Pinto most certainly
> has Gitane decals in stock but expect to pay top dollar.Maybe Chuck Schmidt has
> some copies of 1970's Gitane catalogs on his website.The Tour de France is a good
> mid level frame and would make a very good rider if the frame fits...Yours
> truly,Martin O. Walsh in Vienna,VA