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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:27 am Reply with quote
grr
Joined: 21 Jul 2013
Posts: 1
Location: Finland
Cheers.

Did a quick refurbish on a 70's Gitane tandem. We are the second owners, the original owner(s) toured around Finland and Sweden but then had to let the poor bike sleep in the shed for 20 years or so. Married with children, you know the score. :)

Anyway, chains, cables and tyres needed replacing. (the pictures show old Nokians) Otherwise it was the usual strip clean regrease reinstall job.


First test drive done today. To the ice cream shop and back. :)







Sticker from the original retailer:




Front light is missing. Then again I'll probably ditch the dynamo and replace the light internals with some modern led magic.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:40 pm Reply with quote
scozim
Joined: 26 Sep 2008
Posts: 627
Location: Ellensburg, WA
Great looking bike. My daughter still periodically bothers me about finding one - just haven't found the right Gitane yet.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:00 pm Reply with quote
mountaindave
Joined: 22 Jun 2010
Posts: 74
Location: Flathead Valley, MT
+1 Nice bike!

I just found one myself this summer, what looks to be a 1970 tandem. It needs the same, and likely a new rear rim. Synchronizing the front and rear brakes is going to be interesting...
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:03 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 27 Feb 2006
Posts: 2701
Location: Southern California
Nice! So hard to find tandems in "regular human" sizes!

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