After setting up the "forum" on my Gitane website, I have had the pleasure of meeting Gitane owners and racing fans from around the world.
One of them, Nicolas in France, recently met with his favorite rider, Berna rd Hinault, and asked him a number of questions which might be of interest to the list members here.
The translated interview transcript has just been posted on GitaneUSA.com, and I would invite you to have a look. Interestingly, he commented about wh ere his Gitane's were built, and touched on a number of "on topic" things.. .. Here is the link:
Stephan Andranian Costa Mesa, California, USA http://www.GitaneUSA.com