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72 TdF for sale SOLD 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:33 am   Subject: 72 TdF for sale SOLD
Gypsy
 
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I have my 72 for sale.

THE BIKE HAS BEEN SOLD TO A GENTLEMAN IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA.

1972 Gitane "Tour de France" racing model. Excellent condition. The Campagnolo Nuovo Record ...
 
72 TdF for sale MN Comments encouraged! Decided not to sell 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 12:01 pm   Subject: 72 TdF for sale MN Comments encouraged! Decided not to sell
Gypsy
 
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Thanks Russ,

The bike is mine.
The piano is my wife's
The hardwood floors are my wife's

She lets me live here but I have to share the bed

I wear the pants around here... but she picks the ...
 
gitane made in canada ? 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:07 pm   Subject: gitane made in canada ?
Gypsy
 
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Well, and this is just a guess from a guy with dual American/Canadian citizenship, is that it was a tariff thing. Ship the completed frame with parts unassembled from France, build the bike in Canada; ...
 
72 TdF for sale MN Comments encouraged! Decided not to sell 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:32 pm   Subject: 72 TdF for sale MN Comments encouraged! Decided not to sell
Gypsy
 
Replies: 7
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So I am keeping the Gitane. I was able to get the money to buy my son the cyclocross bike. It is CRAZY Shocked what people will pay for things on ebay. I sold 2 Simplex Super LJ rear derailleurs, A fr ...
 
Finally got one 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 6:35 pm   Subject: Finally got one
Gypsy
 
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Very classic and classy. I love yellow on a bike; and a jersey. Is it a Selle Italia?
 
72 TdF for sale MN Comments encouraged! Decided not to sell 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 4:09 pm   Subject: 72 TdF for sale MN Comments encouraged! Decided not to sell
Gypsy
 
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So the sale on the Gitane fell through. I took it to the city with me (125 miles) and met with the guy. I was convinced by him through an email then a phone call that he had been looking for one of th ...
 
c. 1974 Gitane Champion du Monde 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 6:49 am   Subject: c. 1974 Gitane Champion du Monde
Gypsy
 
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Sweet. I too live in an area where quality bikes are virtually non-existent. I see the Huret Svelto rear derailleur but did it come with Suntour front and rear derailleurs per the first/before picture ...
 
Foil Decal TdF? 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Thu May 03, 2012 6:10 pm   Subject: Foil Decal TdF?
Gypsy
 
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Beautiful. Thumbs up for it being a Super Corsa. I see campy derailleurs but no shifters. Do you have the campy barcons?
 
Gitane Newbie needs ID help on this Great Find! 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:53 am   Subject: Gitane Newbie needs ID help on this Great Find!
Gypsy
 
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I still can't help. Has some higher end and just average parts. Really some nice touches to the frame. Love the seat stays. As posted by Frenchbuilt DON'T PAINT IT!!! Don't know what you paid for it, ...
 
Gitane Newbie needs ID help on this Great Find! 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:38 pm   Subject: Gitane Newbie needs ID help on this Great Find!
Gypsy
 
Replies: 10
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Great Nervex lugs. I can't help you, but you will have an expert answer soon. There are incredible, amazing French bike super-heros standing sentinal to help you from your distress. Personally, I am e ...
 
Model identification and BB question 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:55 pm   Subject: Model identification and BB question
Gypsy
 
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est vrai que - True enough

You could just call it a really rare model. Slap some decals on it and it could be a 1973 Gitane Piste de France, or a Gitane Piste Off (piste was a track bike ICYDK)... ...
 
Model identification and BB question 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:10 am   Subject: Model identification and BB question
Gypsy
 
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The before is the same paint as my 72 TdF.
The after paint is the same color as an early 70's Stella made Arctic I had when I was a kid. I ride a fixie too, as my quick errand around town bike. It c ...
 
Fellow Francophiles: Roland Csuka owned Alex Singer for sale 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 12:26 pm   Subject: Fellow Francophiles: Roland Csuka owned Alex Singer for sale
Gypsy
 
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Came across this on ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alex-Singer-Bicycle-personally-owned-Roland-Csuka-amazing-features-/120787272805?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c1f7b8465#ht_43717wt_1396

I ...
 
Just scored a Super LJ for... 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:39 pm   Subject: Just scored a Super LJ for...
Gypsy
 
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But I try to remember everything I think; not working out so well these days Sad

Chas,
be ST. Dude

(word-play intended)

P.S. Humility is a virtue of the saints. Just saying....
 
Just scored a Super LJ for... 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:47 am   Subject: Just scored a Super LJ for...
Gypsy
 
Replies: 7
Views: 4857
Chas,
I really admire how your responses are not just to the individual poster, but with an intent to educate anyone who finds themselves here through a web search. You have helped me immeasurably lo ...
 
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