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Gitane High Wheeler Penny Farthing 
PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:31 am Reply with quote
babsywabsy
Joined: 15 Sep 2012
Posts: 3
Location: Carol Stream Il
I got this bike out of my parents garage and cannot find out anything about it. Can anyone help me?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:28 pm Reply with quote
verktyg
Joined: 14 Jan 2007
Posts: 2813
Location: SF Bay Area
Hi,

You'll get more results posting your inquiry in the Vintage Section.

This area is usually for bikes that have been worked on or restored and not all users check out this section.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:52 pm Reply with quote
lofter
Joined: 05 Mar 2006
Posts: 1162
You have a nice mini penny farthing, I have one just like it. A little elbow grease should clean up nice. Same tires and everything . The thing I've noticed about these just from looking at pics I googled is they added the straight bar tubing as reinforcement under the seat, I've seen a pic of one that didn't have it and had just the sloping frame.it could have maybe bent on a heavier rider? And the other thing I've seen that is on the earlier models had a bigger round cover over the freewheel .yours like mine is the newer improved should I say , model. Definitely cool . I rode mine at the state fair parade this year it was fun . We don't have any catalogs with them in it unfortunately. To change the front tire you unscrew the bolts on the fork and slide the fork out so you don't have to take off the cranks . Watch out on the bolts holding the handlebar to the stem and the seat post clamp. Mine had a nut on one end and a round end on the other .it made it hard to tighten it as you couldn't get a wrench on the end that had the round end.


Here's mine .
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:29 pm Reply with quote
desheikh
Joined: 03 Feb 2015
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that have been worked on or restored ?

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 9:03 am Reply with quote
Frenchbuilt
Joined: 18 Apr 2007
Posts: 441
It works fine

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:08 am Reply with quote
sandranian
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Location: Southern California
How do they ride?

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:25 pm Reply with quote
lofter
Joined: 05 Mar 2006
Posts: 1162
a little qwerky sandman, takes gettin used to . when you turn so do your
legs . you have to really tighten the handlebars down .
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