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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:09 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:01 am
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Hi can anyone help with this frame please, been told it's Gitane but the headtube seems a bit fancy. Residue of what appears to be a Reynolds 531 sticker

Any thoughts on make or age?

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:36 pm 
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It's a Gitane - looks identical to mine. Not sure of the model, but the guy I bought mine from said he bought it in the 1980s.

I'll put up some photos of mine tomorrow - it's locked up in the shed now.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:40 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I thought the dropouts and lugs looked like 60,s


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:07 pm 
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My mistake - it's not identical, but is very similar to mine, although the lug work on mine is less intricate. I'll check before I post in future.

As I mentioned, the seller of my bike said he bought in France in the 1980s, but I didn't ask whether it was new or second hand then, so I've no idea what age or model mine is. It does hove a French bottom bracket though, and the pedal threads when I bought it were French.


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