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Vitus tubed frameset, but what year? 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 1:57 pm   Subject: Vitus tubed frameset, but what year?
Len S
 
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Sorry I can't help you with identification.

I can tell you though that this form has members from all over the world and I am sure you will be warmly welcomed to the forum.
 
1985 Gitane Performance - 99% original 
PostForum: Owner Gallery   Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:07 pm   Subject: 1985 Gitane Performance - 99% original
Len S
 
Replies: 0
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Picked this one up from a Craigslist add. Spent a far percentage of its life stored in a barn. Cost me $100 for bike. Needed to replace broken frt derailleur. Beyond that I think everything but th ...
 
1972 Gransport w original paint 
PostForum: Owner Gallery   Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:00 pm   Subject: 1972 Gransport w original paint
Len S
 
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My brother trash picked this bike and then stored it for 6 years prior to passing it on to me. By decals it was build in Europe and then brought over to the States. Purple paint is original - plan o ...
 
Help me identify my Gitane 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 2:13 pm   Subject: Help me identify my Gitane
Len S
 
Replies: 3
Views: 12088
see:
http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/911181-replacement-pulleys-simplex-derailleur.html
 
Gitane 1985 Performance Bike - GOT IT ! 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:33 am   Subject: Gitane 1985 Performance Bike - GOT IT !
Len S
 
Replies: 10
Views: 24815
FYI:
Spent SOME TIME scanning e-bay and found most front derailleurs very $$$. While taking a break from cleaning the bike components up I went on line to Harris Cyclery. and they had exact match pa ...
 
Gitane 1985 Performance Bike - GOT IT ! 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 11:17 am   Subject: Gitane 1985 Performance Bike - GOT IT !
Len S
 
Replies: 10
Views: 24815
Drove to Lansing this AM and got the bike for $100. The student was given the bike by his professor. The bike had belonged to professors late brother and had been stored in barn for many years. The ...
 
Gitane 1985 Performance Bike - GOT IT ! 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:14 am   Subject: Gitane 1985 Performance Bike
Len S
 
Replies: 10
Views: 24815
The frame is a 58cm and I am looking for 60cm.

It is selling for $100 and is in Lansing, Michigan

http://lansing.craigslist.org/bik/4679821890.html
 
Gitane 1985 Performance Bike - GOT IT ! 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 3:40 pm   Subject: Gitane 1985 Performance Bike - GOT IT !
Len S
 
Replies: 10
Views: 24815
Found a 1985 Performance bike that is within driving distance. "All original French parts except for tires, tape on handles and gear shifters. Needs a front derailleur". Listed price is le ...
 
vintage decals 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 5:50 am   Subject: Vintage Decals
Len S
 
Replies: 9
Views: 20763
Greg's look very good but they don't match the decals on my ~1972 Gran Sport. I have found ones that match from another supplier. Appearance is exact match. Only issue is they are made out of a thi ...
 
Finding a spare set of hubs for my bike. 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:18 am   Subject: Finding a spare set of hubs for my bike.
Len S
 
Replies: 2
Views: 8356
Thanks for the reply

I stand with egg on my face. Embarassed

Yes, the front is 95mm and the back 120mm.

I totaled an early 70's Schwinn over a dozen years ago but saved some of the spare stuff I ...
 
Finding a spare set of hubs for my bike. 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:11 pm   Subject: Finding a spare set of hubs for my bike.
Len S
 
Replies: 2
Views: 8356
New Bee question

I would like to build a second set of wheels (aluminum rims) for my ca. 1974 gitane. I know the French hubs are unique.

See this set of 36 hole hubs listed on Ebay: "Vint ...
 
My "New" Trash Picked Gitane 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:32 am   Subject: My "New" Trash Picked Gitane
Len S
 
Replies: 8
Views: 16950
Just to wrap it up, I did find one more label. It was clear with yellow or gold print. Said: "comFort deLuxe"

Not only were they pumping out the bikes in the early 70's, they must have ...
 
My "New" Trash Picked Gitane 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:26 pm   Subject: My "New" Trash Picked Gitane
Len S
 
Replies: 8
Views: 16950
Here is the original "trash can" bike:

http://s17.postimage.org/j59f24tpn/AA_Overall_2.jpghttp://s9.postimage.org/7n66is2fv/AA_Overall_2b.jpg

I did find one more label on it: "co ...
 
a great bike 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:59 am   Subject: a great bike
Len S
 
Replies: 9
Views: 16167
I'd view it as 3 gears. One person peddles, then two people peddle, etc. Looks like a tank.
 
Biocycle Modesty Skirt... 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:56 am   Subject: Biocycle Modesty Skirt...
Len S
 
Replies: 3
Views: 9971
Maybe it's a case if gear phobia??
 
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