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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:58 am 
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This is up for sale in the Sale thread but thought you'd like a look here :)
59cm frameset
Campagnolo Sport crankset in Chromed steel ( v rare)
Normandy hubs and rigida superchrome rims
Huret derailleur set
Weinmann brakes and pedals


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:11 pm 
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That's nice - too big for me (or I'd have thought about it...) but it will be a nice addition for somebody. Do you know what sort of tubing it has?

Good luck with the sale.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:47 pm 
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No idea on tubing , I'll check the catalog... probably 501 DB or similar.


I'm 5'8" and it's fine, not a lot of clearance standover-wise but not life threatening!

Surprisingly comfortable ride. The fashion back then was bigger frames and short seat tubes...
:o :)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:19 pm 
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Rich34 wrote:
That's nice - too big for me (or I'd have thought about it...) but it will be a nice addition for somebody. Do you know what sort of tubing it has?

Good luck with the sale.



71 catalog quotes Durifort for this model ;-)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:32 pm 
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Trés bien! :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:29 pm 
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Doubtful it's reynolds. In all honesty I'd remove the chainset whack on something cheap and cheerful and knock it out as a hack. Gitane are quirky French bikes and not highly desirable unless they're high end, they did make some lovely team reps etc.


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looks nice bike


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:34 am 
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Tel wrote:
Doubtful it's reynolds. In all honesty I'd remove the chainset whack on something cheap and cheerful and knock it out as a hack. Gitane are quirky French bikes and not highly desirable unless they're high end, they did make some lovely team reps etc.


Hi Tel

Catalogue says Durafort tubing, I was going to do as you suggested; a campy sport chrome crankset went for £125 last week
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/250963005833? ... 126wt_1397
so £220 with new cables etc leaves the buyer the option, I'll chuck in a nice clean SR Silstar with the sale if a buyer wants to go that route. trying not to part it out this time!
:) :)


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A very nice looking machine, I do so love large flange hubs...


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:59 pm 
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I think Durifort was made by the same company that made Vitus and Super Vitus tubing, so it's decent, butted (or double-butted) enough stuff. As the earlier posts say, maybe on a par with Reynolds 501?

It's true that it's not a top of the range Gitane but it's a lovely bike anyway.


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