Re: [CR] Gitane seatpost size?


Example: Framebuilders:Mario Confente

Date: Fri, 29 Feb 2008 20:24:27 -0800 (PST)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: [CR] Gitane seatpost size?
To: Derek Willburn <morganx9@yahoo.com>, VintageBikes <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
In-Reply-To: <352492.47256.qm@web32007.mail.mud.yahoo.com>


I wouldn't put too much faith in a French catalog, particularly in regard to something like seatpost size. As I said earlier, 531 DB French bikes in the 70's came with 26.2, 26.4 and 26.6 in similar frequency. All three sizes could be found in a single model, like the Peugeot PX-10, the Motobecane Grand Record, or the Gitane Tour de France. Maybe even in the same year. I think it was the French from whom Emerson (or was it Thoreau) stole his line, "Consistency is the demon of little minds."

Regards,

Jerry Moos Big Spring, TX

Derek Willburn <morganx9@yahoo.com> wrote:
    I have alot more responses now with info showing that original would be 26.4 for the Super Corsa -Thanks to you all! If I can Massage the damage back to 26.4 then great otherwise I'll have to use 26.2. Cheers again, Derek Willburn Long Beach, CA USA


--- Derek Willburn wrote:


> Thanks to the members who replied. I think the model

\r?\n> is the Super Corsa and the thinking from the list is

\r?\n> 26.2 so I'll start my search for one.

\r?\n> Cheers,

\r?\n> Derek Willburn

\r?\n> Long Beach, CA USA

\r?\n>

\r?\n> --- Derek Willburn wrote:

\r?\n>

\r?\n> > I'm working on an early 70s Gitane and it has a

\r?\n> bit

\r?\n> > of

\r?\n> > damage around the seat lug, I would like to know

\r?\n> > what

\r?\n> > size seatpost these should have. My 25.8 is too

\r?\n> > loose

\r?\n> > and my 26.4 won't go in.

\r?\n> > Thanks,

\r?\n> > Derek Willburn

\r?\n> > Long Beach, CA USA