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Is this a Gitane? Can't find a match for these lugs 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:03 pm   Subject: Is this a Gitane? Can't find a match for these lugs
sandranian
 
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Man, Chas. YOu are the best! Smile
 
Is this a Gitane? Can't find a match for these lugs 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:20 pm   Subject: Is this a Gitane? Can't find a match for these lugs
sandranian
 
Replies: 6
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Yes: It's a Japanese-built Gitane (badged) imported by Gitane Pacific.
 
TDF 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:21 pm   Subject: TDF
sandranian
 
Replies: 1
Views: 7416
So pretty.
 
gitane aero profil restoration 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 4:12 pm   Subject: gitane aero profil restoration
sandranian
 
Replies: 20
Views: 45867
Very nice restoration! Perfect!
 
mid-1970's Gitane Olympic 
PostForum: Owner Gallery   Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:35 pm   Subject: mid-1970's Gitane Olympic
sandranian
 
Replies: 1
Views: 11037
Good stuff!
 
Identifying a Gitane (Modell / Year) 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 3:22 pm   Subject: Identifying a Gitane (Modell / Year)
sandranian
 
Replies: 9
Views: 20148
Wow. Nice. I agree, as always, with Chas.
 
Who won the TdF this year? 
PostForum: Pro Racing - Classics/Giro/Tour....   Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 3:08 pm   Subject: Who won the TdF this year?
sandranian
 
Replies: 3
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See my "sticky" post on the tour de france...
 
Advice on headset replacement 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 3:05 pm   Subject: Advice on headset replacement
sandranian
 
Replies: 2
Views: 10205
Most likely need french threaded. You can probably look on the cups themselves...they should tell you. Otherwise, measure the threads.
 
1988 "Replica" - Stem & Steerer Tube Fit 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:20 pm   Subject: 1988 "Replica" - Stem & Steerer Tube Fit
sandranian
 
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I am having some "issues" with a 1988 Gitane "Replica". As you know, it uses Reynolds 753 tubing. The ITM Gitane panto stem is SUPER tight...like uncomfortably so. I purchased a Ci ...
 
1/2 course GITANE 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:15 pm   Subject: 1/2 course GITANE
sandranian
 
Replies: 3
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Super pretty. I thought I saw that bike a while ago...on ebay? In any case, I am jealous. If you don't want it, I'll take it.
 
Something special guys! Hinault's bike! 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:33 pm   Subject: Something special guys! Hinault's bike!
sandranian
 
Replies: 8
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I am with Chas.: I'd need evidence. But it does appear to be about the right size.
 
Bought first road bike - Model?? 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:32 pm   Subject: ABSOLUTELY a Gitane! :)
sandranian
 
Replies: 2
Views: 8759
I am going to go ahead and disagree with Chas. (!)

This is a Canadian built Gitane. That's why you have had such a hard time figuring out what it is. These were built in a small town outside of Mon ...
 
Something special guys! Hinault's bike! 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 3:41 pm   Subject: Something special guys! Hinault's bike!
sandranian
 
Replies: 8
Views: 17159
I'm not so sure it was actually his.
 
original factory 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Tue May 12, 2015 12:51 pm   Subject: original factory
sandranian
 
Replies: 2
Views: 8354
SHIT!!!! I AM GOING HERE IN ABOUT 7 WEEKS!!!!
 
Vitus tubed frameset, but what year? 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Tue May 12, 2015 12:50 pm   Subject: Vitus tubed frameset, but what year?
sandranian
 
Replies: 16
Views: 31391
Stunning!
 
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