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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:42 pm 
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Hi

I've just bought this and wondered if anyone could shed some light on exactly what I have. It's decalled all over as Hinault, the 531 sticker is French and the cable guide under the bottom bracket is Vitus. I haven't seen one of these before so maybe someone could help with it's age, 80's ? etc... I'm aware of the Peugeot Hinault bikes and also the Look ones.

Most of the groupset is 105/600, bars /stem are ITM and seatpost Campagnolo.

Shame it's too small for me though.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:18 pm 
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components dates around 1985-1988. Obviously 531 main tubes only. Looks like a nice build with the long point cut out lugs and vitus bb shell.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:48 pm 
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A wee bit of cleaning reveals the dropouts are campagnolo, so it seems to be French built, with English Reynolds tubing, Italian dropouts and components and a predominantly Japanese groupset. Jeux Sans Frontieres ! Still like to know who built it though. The Vitus bit is just the plastic cable guide under the BB.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:54 pm 
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When I was researching bike manufacturer Fonlupt (of La Clayette) a little while ago, I found a suggestion that they made frames for Hinault. I can't confirm that, but it might give you a lead to follow.

Hinault steel frames were still on display at the Mondial des 2 Roues in Paris when I last went a few years ago. Bernard was there in person.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:58 am 
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My bike in blue HINAULT. The Reynolds 531 vinyl Birmingham UK version. Shimano 600 all and a little Campagnolo. Maybe a GITANE replica?


The Gitane '80 >> http://www.gitaneusa.com/images/catalog ... age_09.jpg

And my HINAULT >>
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