Re: [CR]Newbie needs info on a Gitane


Example: Framebuilders:Doug Fattic
From: <TW406@aol.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2002 17:22:47 EST
Subject: Re: [CR]Newbie needs info on a Gitane
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


Sounds like a Gitane Tour de France, Service Course was part of the stickers on all the models I believe. There were 2 models, one with French components and Simplex dropouts, the other with Campagnolo including dropouts. The 3-arm crank doesn't sound right, that was part of the Nuovo Gran Sport group. Brakes would have been Mafac on both models I think, though the one I had came with Campagnolo though I think it was an upgrade as the crossover stop was brazed to the seat stays. Colors I remember were white, purple, green maybe blue.

Typical French frame building: crude but effective. A little heavy as I recall. I could dig up a pic of mine maybe.

Ted Williams
Oakland