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A rather nice Gitane Professional, and cheap - what year? 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:57 am   Subject: A rather nice Gitane Professional, and cheap - what year?
Barchettaman
 
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Yep, you've seen those pictures on bikeforums - apologies!
 
more gitane crazyness 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:27 am   Subject: more gitane crazyness
Barchettaman
 
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Just round the corner from me... but I'm not going to get it, even for the comedy value.
 
A rather nice Gitane Professional, and cheap - what year? 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:23 am   Subject: A rather nice Gitane Professional, and cheap - what year?
Barchettaman
 
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In part to make up for my earlier inabilty tosearch the forum Embarassed here is a thread from another forum that details the potential pitfalls in doing just that:

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthrea ...
 
A rather nice Gitane Professional, and cheap - what year? 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:54 pm   Subject: A rather nice Gitane Professional, and cheap - what year?
Barchettaman
 
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Really?? I thought 7-speed was 126mm, and 8/9/10 speed hubs were 130mm.
I also thought the older frames (kind-of pre 1978) were 120mm in the back... and after this (approximate) date things more or l ...
 
A rather nice Gitane Professional, and cheap - what year? 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:39 pm   Subject: A rather nice Gitane Professional, and cheap - what year?
Barchettaman
 
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Verktyg - LOVELY bike, by the way!
 
A rather nice Gitane Professional, and cheap - what year? 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:37 pm   Subject: A rather nice Gitane Professional, and cheap - what year?
Barchettaman
 
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Following the advice on the forum, I will get the frame if it is still available (and the head tube area not too rusty) and post pictures back on the forum.

I will probably look to build it up with ...
 
A rather nice Gitane Professional, and cheap - what year? 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:37 am   Subject: A rather nice Gitane Professional, and cheap - what year?
Barchettaman
 
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Sandranian, sorry to have offended you by asking for information about the frameset. As you can see, I put it to the forum at large and did not PM or email you personally.

For your information, I l ...
 
A rather nice Gitane Professional, and cheap - what year? 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:33 am   Subject: A rather nice Gitane Professional, and cheap - what year?
Barchettaman
 
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http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj158/simon_milan/3303071760.jpg

Looks in my size, price includes the Campy crankset. €40.

Is this a real quality frame, or just a gaspipe replica in racing co ...
 
What the heck is this gitane? Mid '90s, very odd frame! 
PostForum: Modern Gitane   Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 12:20 am   Subject: What the heck is this gitane? Mid '90s, very odd frame!
Barchettaman
 
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http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/4821/34735518.jpg

Has someone swapped out the 650 fork for a 700? The geometry looks really weird.
 
New member, 1995 Gitane TT bike 
PostForum: Owner Gallery   Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 12:06 am   Subject: New member, 1995 Gitane TT bike
Barchettaman
 
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It´s a ´Moser machine´in the sense that the frame geometry seems to be inspired by the ´funny bikes´ of the ´80s. But not, in the sense that both wheels are 28". Which also makes it legal over he ...
 
New member, 1995 Gitane TT bike 
PostForum: Owner Gallery   Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:23 am   Subject: New member, 1995 Gitane TT bike
Barchettaman
 
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Front view:

http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj158/simon_milan/thumb-362.jpg
 
New member, 1995 Gitane TT bike 
PostForum: Owner Gallery   Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:21 am   Subject: New member, 1995 Gitane TT bike
Barchettaman
 
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Thanks for the compliments. It´s proved a solid bike, and a really good buy.
I based the 1995 model year going by the catalogue posted online here - there is a similar Mach 310 there, although mine ...
 
New member, 1995 Gitane TT bike 
PostForum: Owner Gallery   Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:05 pm   Subject: New member, 1995 Gitane TT bike
Barchettaman
 
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Morning all,
I´m currently time trialling and doing triathlon on this bike, I think it´s a 1995 model year.

The Mavic Cosmic Expert clincher wheels set is a later addition. It´s a lot of fun to ri ...
 
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