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1978 GITANE NATION or TROPHEE ? 
PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 1:07 pm Reply with quote
Papik
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Just bought yesterday, this pretty GITANE all REYNOLDS 531, with MAFAC competition brakes, CAMPAGNOLO drops and shimano headset, the derailleurs are not originals, the triple crankset was an option...
I presume it is a 1978 NATION or TROPHEE ...

What is the meaning of the three blue stars on the post 1977 logo ?






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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 5:50 am Reply with quote
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Other pictures ...
I think it is a 1979 TROPHEE model , but I am not certain .

I dont known the meaning of three blues stars on the decals ...on other 1978-1979 models, these stars are red...
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Red Stars vs. Blue Stars 
PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 4:03 pm Reply with quote
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The bikes with red stars were made for the communist East Bloc countries... Laughing

Bikes with a red square at the top of the Gitane seat tube sticker have red stars on the down tubes. All the ones I've seen pictures were on Gitane team bleu painted frames.







It looks like the silver and gold bikes had bleu squares and stars.

Between 1976 and the early 200's, very few Gitanes were imported into the US so there probably wasn't a North American catalog for those years.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:32 am Reply with quote
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It is now identified as a 1979 GITANE "Trophée"
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:50 am Reply with quote
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Here is it last evolution by changing the MILREMO "profil" saddle for a SAN MARCO "regal" one ...
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:34 pm Reply with quote
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Last development...





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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:46 pm Reply with quote
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good one 
PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:43 am Reply with quote
Frenchbuilt
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Nice bike!
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