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New Frankenbike project 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:28 pm   Subject: Just an update--access to images from earlier posts
smilingroadrunner
 
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Still doing some final work cleaning up the frame and rust accumulation-formation while it was at the plating firm April-July. Not to far to go with a little more detail cleaning up around the lugwo ...
 
New Frankenbike project 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:01 am   Subject: Chrome repair on the Super Corsa
smilingroadrunner
 
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Well, it has been a while since posting about this project. Seems that access to Decorative chrome repair is a challenge here in central - Kansas. My frame repair was completed mid July (3 mos wai ...
 
New Frankenbike project 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:13 pm   Subject: New Frankenbike project
smilingroadrunner
 
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I like sew-ups, I really enjoy the ride (most of the time --- see below ) but the convenience of clinchers when it comes to repairs of flat tire cannot be denied. The Tufo Extreme sealant that Cha ...
 
New Frankenbike project 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:06 pm   Subject: Wheelset & getting ready for new Chrome
smilingroadrunner
 
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G'day everyone. It has been a while just to update slow but steady.

Finished the balance of the paint removal and heading with the frame to Kansas City area to hopefully make arrangements for the ...
 
New Frankenbike project 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:12 pm   Subject: The Campy 68-SS-120-X3 bottom bracket spindle
smilingroadrunner
 
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Well, I did have some luck !!!! ---I've seen several of the Campy Triple spindles and/or bottom bracket assemblies this past year, but they were usually for the 70 mm bottom bracket shells. Right ...
 
New Frankenbike project 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:46 am   Subject: Bottom Bracket options
smilingroadrunner
 
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G'day all, Tried to start this post last evening but image posting was stubborn, seems to be working this morning so here goes.

First I hope everyone had a great Holiday Season with your families. ...
 
New Frankenbike project 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:26 pm   Subject: Bottom Bracket clean up
smilingroadrunner
 
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Hey, Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving Holiday and sharing time with your families.

I spent some time cleaning up the bottom bracket threads on the Super Corsa frameset. This must have had ...
 
New Frankenbike project 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:07 pm   Subject: The Campagnolo headset fits
smilingroadrunner
 
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Well, back to my LBS this afternoon with the NOS Campagnolo 1039 road headset ( This uses the Campy part # 2101 20 + 20 3/16" w bearing retainer )

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New Frankenbike project 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:52 pm   Subject: Headset problem resolution
smilingroadrunner
 
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Well, since the last visit about this project, I received a Very nice, Very Clean Stronglight Competition headset from Ebay. ( French Thread, 26.4 crown race I.D. approx. 38mm Stack Height)

M ...
 
New Frankenbike project 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:17 pm   Subject: some of the lug work
smilingroadrunner
 
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Thanks Chas, Scott, here are some images of the lug work.


https://postimg.cc/image/9838htsr7/


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New Frankenbike project 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:08 am   Subject: New Frankenbike project
smilingroadrunner
 
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G'day, thanks Scott ( I will admit I am giving some thought to just purchasing a Bike Nashbar touring bike that is on sale right now. Modern components, the cantilevers, and the correct frame mount ...
 
New Frankenbike project 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:22 pm   Subject: New Frankenbike project
smilingroadrunner
 
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First, my apology to Gitane15 as I kind of stole your thread 2 weeks ago.

In 2011 I purchased a Gitane frameset-fork assuming it was as noted on E-bay as a S.C. with an obvious repaint that had ...
 
Unusual frame 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:51 pm   Subject: Unusual frame
smilingroadrunner
 
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Thanks Chas, I should know if I score one of the Campy triples in the next 48 hrs,

I will get back to you.

I sincerely appreciate the help with the spindle length issue.

I Like Steel !!! ...
 
Unusual frame 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:13 pm   Subject: Unusual frame
smilingroadrunner
 
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G' evening Chas, thanks for the reply and the information-photos you've shared.

Well, at this point I have a Stronglight 99 crankset 170mm 50/45/30 triple w BB (but I'm not sure that it is Fre ...
 
Unusual frame 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:53 pm   Subject: Unusual frame
smilingroadrunner
 
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What ?? Whoa, did you feel that? Smile

I swear I just felt the earth move a bit---it HAS been a long time !!!

Hey fellows this is great. Good to hear from both long time members.

I sto ...
 
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