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Mexico or School? 
PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:45 pm Reply with quote
and0993
Joined: 16 Jan 2016
Posts: 1
Hello everyone -

Need help in the identification of the frame




















The information that I have

- Seatpost 26.2

- I think, that this fork from later gitane version

- Frame was bought from this seller with ebay http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cadre-velo-Piste-acier-Gitane-Pista-Bike-Frame-Steel-70s-Track-Rare-/221694714673?nma=true&si=RcEmBK2e4PuAAkBX7nuU72oJECw%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
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Mexico Pista 
PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:39 am Reply with quote
verktyg
Joined: 14 Jan 2007
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Location: SF Bay Area
The frame is most likely a 1974 or 75 Mexico model because it has a Stronglight P3 headset.

http://www.gitaneusa.com/images/catalog/1974_pg2.jpg (Click on page to enlarge pictures)


Also 26.4mm is probably the correct seatpost size. The seat tube lug maybe out of round. Remove the seat lug bolt and try gently spreading the "ears" on the lug to open it up a little.

Check out what I wrote about this in another forum:

http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1025297-slightly-oval-seat-lug.html#post18086687


The School model (called the Student in the US) would most likely use a 25.8mm seat post.

http://www.gitaneusa.com/images/catalog/1974_pg3.jpg

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