bicycle type: road frame size: 50 cm wheel size: 27 in
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Do it yourself Retro bikes
Fix it your self. Repair it and save!
This bicycle needs work Vintage Gitane Road Bicycle Project Bike
You could be the proud owner of this vintage used Gitane road bicycle. Hand built in France circa 1972.
This unique bike is nice and is mostly original with the exceptions: handlebar tape, newer thorn proof tubes & Rear Derailleur: Sun Tour "GT".
This retro bike features 27" chrome quick release wheels
Simplex and Sun Tour 10 speed drive train.
With an Aduprat crankset (I think) Subject to verification I do not remember.
The paint job is in average shape with only wear and scratches typical for a bike of this age. The chrome is also in average condition with wear and tear.
********The bike has a cracked front fork. You will need a new fork. ******
********There are pits of minor rust on steel rims and other areas. (Rust can be removed and sealed, ask me)
********One Simplex shifter is broken but can still be used or replaced.
********The tires are original and need replacing, but the inner tubes are still good.They are sticker proof tubes.
********Other little things need to be addressed too
This bike is sold as-is.
Please see photographs for details, especially the 3 pix of the cracked fork (available online)
Measurements (I think)
Seat Tube: 60cm / 23.5" to center of crank
Top Tube: 57cm / 22.5" to center of crank
Stand-over Height: 77.5 cm / 30.5"
*Stem: Guid 90mm (I think)
*Handlebars: 37cm Steel (I think)
*Headset: 22.2mm Threaded Steel ( I think)
*Brake Levers: Mafac "Racer"
*Brake Calipers: Mafac "Racer" Alloy Brakes
*Shifters: Simplex Down Tube (right one is broken but useable)
*Front Derailleur: Simplex Double
*Rear Derailleur: Sun Tour "GT" (Replaced)
*Crankset: Aduprat Universel 40x52t w/167.5mm Arms (I think). With pant guard
*Pedals: Atom Steel Platform With orange reflectors
*Wheels: Ribbed 27" x 1 1/4" Chrome Samir Saminox Rims laced to Normandy Alloy Hubs
*MM Atom quick release on hubs
*Freewheel: Maillard 14-27t (I think)
Speeds 10 Speed
Made in France
Frameset Hand Made Steel (LOOK AT THE BEAUTIFUL LUGS!)
Components Simplex, Mafac
Drive train 10 Speed
Country of Origin France
I owned 3 bicycle shops in the DFW area.
I specialized in 10 speed bicycles.
I picked this bike to sell to my brothers child (because of the quality).
It still has my company name on the down tube label.
It has been in our family for 45 years!
Used by his 3 children.
I am too old to fix it myself any more.
Your good fortune
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