[CR]Gitane Tour de France value


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From: <"velocio@meta-net.net">
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2002 15:57:59 -0500
To: "classicrendezvous@bikelist.org" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]Gitane Tour de France value

Ummm ... given that it's not stock, worn, has some rust - I would say it's safe to say it has zero collector value at this point. For whatever it's worth, I've owned two Gitane TdFs now, and have never paid more than $75 for one.

A footnote about Gitane's nicer bikes of that era - they can be a tad spooky as fixies, I think. The BB height tends to be kinda low, both on the older TdF and the slightly nicer Professionnal Super Corsa models. I know I was always a bit apprehensive even when using 165mm cranks on my PSC fixie.

Final odd note - yeah, I may have been identified with Peugeots - but in all brutal honesty, I think the comparable Gitanes handle better.

Russ Fitzgerald velocio@meta-net.net

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