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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:41 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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My Grandad gave me this over the weekend, any ideas what it is...?
looks to be french


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:31 pm 
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Gitane, by the 'G' decal.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gitane


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:24 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I think the decal is a "C" not a "G". A "C" for Cycles du Levant (lower part of the sticker) that is a bike shop in Ferney Voltaire.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:47 pm 
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The Gitane USA site has a decent history and pics on't:
http://www.gitaneusa.com/history.asp


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:52 pm 
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It is really a "G" from Gitane. You were right!. Sorry for the confusion.
The picture is really nice!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:18 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Great thanks!
that Gitane web sight is good!
couldn't figure out which model it is though
reckon from the 80's maybe


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:01 pm 
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Quite obviously your frame has mudguard eyes so i'd start looking at touring Gitane bikes not racing bikes :wink:


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