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Changes..... Early TDF 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:50 pm   Subject: Changes..... Early TDF
jakenok
 
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This is the 69-71 TDF I got recently. Got a nice powder coat job in orange and am on the way towards putting it back on the road. Parts so far are a Stronglight headset, Atax stem, guidons phillipe ba ...
 
Barn find Gitane 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:19 pm   Subject: Barn find Gitane
jakenok
 
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Zombie thread alert! Beautiful bike. My question is, did Gitane ever supply any TDFs this color? My "mystery bike" that Chas id'd as a 73-74 has vestiges of this color inside the steerer tu ...
 
73-74 Tour de France Bikecentennial ride 
PostForum: Owner Gallery   Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2016 6:59 pm   Subject: 73-74 Tour de France Bikecentennial ride
jakenok
 
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my latest stray to follow me home. In all its glory. As riden in the event. Repainted a long time ago....before 1976
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More mystery bike pics 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2016 4:07 pm   Subject: More mystery bike pics
jakenok
 
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I had to do it, put tires n tubes on her, lubed the chain and gear shifters, and took her for a short ride. Wonderfully sweet, I love it. Going to relube the bottom and head, clean and adjust, and enj ...
 
More mystery bike pics 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2016 5:42 pm   Subject: More mystery bike pics
jakenok
 
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...Odd item I found last night: 27 rear wheel, 700 front. Both Weinmann rims on Campy hubs....

27" clincher wheels were standard on most derailleur bikes sold in the US until the early 1980's ...
 
More mystery bike pics 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2016 12:48 pm   Subject: More mystery bike pics
jakenok
 
Replies: 6
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Thanks, Chas! We've had quite a time trying to figure out what it was, both here at home and on Bike Forums. According to the nephew of the previous owner, his uncle, it traversed at least part of Bik ...
 
More mystery bike pics 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 5:43 pm   Subject: More mystery bike pics
jakenok
 
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More
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More mystery bike pics 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 5:41 pm   Subject: More mystery bike pics
jakenok
 
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More shots
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TDF SEATPOST 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 7:17 am   Subject: TDF SEATPOST
jakenok
 
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thanks, Chas. Invaluable information.
 
Need help with age guess on this TDF 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:07 pm   Subject: Need help with age guess on this TDF
jakenok
 
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I just picked up another bike, pics tomorrow that may be a TDF that has early campy on it. The logo on the steerer tube is in my other post about mystery bike. It's got a lot of characteristics, but u ...
 
Mystery bike need ID help! 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 7:21 am   Subject: Mystery bike need ID help!
jakenok
 
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Its been repainted, I think, but I'm thinking it may be a TDF. I bought it yesterday and am picking it up in a couple of days. The young man who sold it had a bunch of stuff from his uncle, including ...
 
TDF SEATPOST 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 8:43 pm   Subject: TDF SEATPOST
jakenok
 
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Was the plain chrome post straight diameter, of was it smaller at top, like the old Raleighs? I need a post and saw both in 26.4 on evil bay.
 
Need help with age guess on this TDF 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 5:12 pm   Subject: Need help with age guess on this TDF
jakenok
 
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Well, it was fun in Wichita today! Bike frame came in, with quite a few goodies. I got a Fiamme Red Label back rim, laced to a Normandy Competition hub. It has a Regina Super Corse Oro 14-22 teeth. Al ...
 
Ok to put brifters on an old warhorse ? 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Sat Dec 26, 2015 3:45 pm   Subject: Ok to put brifters on an old warhorse ?
jakenok
 
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I'd vote for the original style, but then again, I'm an old guy.....😀
 
Need help with age guess on this TDF 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 7:48 pm   Subject: Re: Rear Drop out modification
jakenok
 
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Views: 6977
Welcome to the site !!! Lots of great folks here !!!

That's a BIG frame, just an observation but the rear Simplex derailleur hanger appears to have been modified to accept more recent Suntour, S ...
 
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