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I can't identify the bike. 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:19 am   Subject: I can't identify the bike.
vanhelmont
 
Replies: 5
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Since it's an incredible bike, take the time to clean and lube the bearings, chain, etc. and keep it great for many km and years.

Dave
 
Somewhat off topic but relevant - Story on Carbon bikes 
PostForum: Pro Racing - Classics/Giro/Tour....   Posted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 2:30 pm   Subject: Somewhat off topic but relevant - Story on Carbon bikes
vanhelmont
 
Replies: 2
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Interesting article. I never thought carbon bikes made sense for most people, and one hears about forks failing with sometimes fatal results, but I figured teams with factory sponsorship would replac ...
 
Frenchmen on the podium 
PostForum: Pro Racing - Classics/Giro/Tour....   Posted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:39 pm   Subject: Frenchmen on the podium
vanhelmont
 
Replies: 0
Views: 11395
I've been watching the "live coverage" on cyclingnews.com or reading the reports later in the day, and thought Peraud and Pinot on the podium was worth a post. Two Frenchmen on the podium f ...
 
Matching Paint For 70's Gitane Gran Sport De Luxe 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:23 am   Subject: Matching Paint For 70's Gitane Gran Sport De Luxe
vanhelmont
 
Replies: 5
Views: 12027
Frenchbuilt, did the lower end bikes have that kind of paint, or were they just an ordinary enamel?

Hello, if your paint isn't real bad and you just want to touch up, people recommend mixing differ ...
 
raising handlebars? 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:19 pm   Subject: raising handlebars?
vanhelmont
 
Replies: 11
Views: 18009
Is it a new cable? Shocked If so something's wrong. If the bike shop put it on, let them see it. Brake cables breaking at the wrong time could be really bad, and they are strong. Could the screw ...
 
Very stiff old saddle 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 6:37 am   Subject: Very stiff old saddle
vanhelmont
 
Replies: 4
Views: 9182
An Ideale 90 is stiff leather, and I think proofide and saddle time are the ways to make it adjust to your anatomy. Some people love this kind of saddle, and others find modern saddles, which have thi ...
 
help identify please... 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Wed May 21, 2014 11:37 am   Subject: help identify please...
vanhelmont
 
Replies: 24
Views: 31139
700c is nice, so you have a lot of choices. I like to buy tires from the bike shop even though they may cost a few bucks more and have a little less selection, so I won't feel guilty and maybe they w ...
 
help identify please... 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 7:53 am   Subject: help identify please...
vanhelmont
 
Replies: 24
Views: 31139
Working on a bike isn't really very hard if you don't mind getting your hands dirty. You'd want to clean and grease bearings and chain, perhaps replace tires, tubes, and brake pads, and adjust brakes ...
 
The build has begun 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:14 am   Subject: The build has begun
vanhelmont
 
Replies: 6
Views: 11866
Looks great, nice paint!
 
Normandy Luxe Faux Pas 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:45 pm   Subject: Normandy Luxe Faux Pas
vanhelmont
 
Replies: 13
Views: 17991
In steel hardness goes along with brittleness, so case hardening is nice in firearms or cones because the part that is exposed to wear, the surface, is hard, while the rest is resilient. A soft, low ...
 
Barn find Gitane 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 2:01 pm   Subject: Barn find Gitane
vanhelmont
 
Replies: 19
Views: 38377
Beautiful!

Dave
 
Parts search for 1959-63 Gitane Touring 10 speed 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:51 pm   Subject: Parts search for 1959-63 Gitane Touring 10 speed
vanhelmont
 
Replies: 3
Views: 7649
Islander,

If your bearings feel grainy,by all means tear them down, clean, and lube. Cups and cones for a 50-year-old bike will be hard to replace, but if kept clean and lubed will last a long tim ...
 
Parts search for 1959-63 Gitane Touring 10 speed 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:42 am   Subject: Parts search for 1959-63 Gitane Touring 10 speed
vanhelmont
 
Replies: 3
Views: 7649
Welcome, Ancient Islander

If you can, post pictures of your bike and hub.

If there's an old bike shop in your area, become a customer. Go in some time other than Saturday morning so they aren' ...
 
~'82 Gitane? Help with identification please! 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:31 am   Subject: ~'82 Gitane? Help with identification please!
vanhelmont
 
Replies: 8
Views: 13936
The common steel cranks on older British bikes are cottered cranks, which are easier to machine, and therefore cheaper.
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/cotters.html

Cottered cranks require hard stee ...
 
New wheels for 73 TdF 
PostForum: Vintage Gitane   Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:15 pm   Subject: New wheels for 73 TdF
vanhelmont
 
Replies: 1
Views: 5751
Since the bike has lots of clearance, something like 700c x 28mm might give you more versatility than a narrower 700c, since you already have a narrow wheelset.

Since your rear spacing is 120mm, ...
 
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