Early '70s Gitane Country CX (tentative build thread)

Old Ned

Old School Grand Master
I was going to take a frame there a while back, still might at some time. Good to hear they do a good job.

A mate of mine has a Gitane with the Huret rear dropouts but in a yellowy green colour. I've suggested he shows it here so keep ypour eyes peeled!
 

KondratievsBike

Dave Yates Fan
Old Ned":2zx1xrq8 said:
I was going to take a frame there a while back, still might at some time. Good to hear they do a good job.

A mate of mine has a Gitane with the Huret rear dropouts but in a yellowy green colour. I've suggested he shows it here so keep ypour eyes peeled!

The mate definitely should... I love those dropouts.

If you send me your email address I can send you some pics of some of their “paint” jobs
 

KondratievsBike

Dave Yates Fan
Pleased to learn there’s still another 52 years left on the warranty!
 

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KondratievsBike

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And she’s back from the powdercoaters and has decals fitted.

Too impatient to wait until it’s light to take decent photos...

Now begins the hard part of cleaning up almost fifty year old Mafac Criterium brakes and Stronglight 93s :roll:
 

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Old Ned

Old School Grand Master
Nice shade of Green. Do they call that a 'Flamboyant' or a 'Metal flake' finish?

Nice selection of vinyl too!
 

YankeeDan

Retro Newbie
Wow! Looks fantastic. Eagerly awaiting the rest of the build. Perhaps you might even get the cyclocross outer chainring guard for the Stronglight 93? There is one on Ebay now, but not cheap.
 

KondratievsBike

Dave Yates Fan
Old Ned":ibg42cfm said:
Nice shade of Green. Do they call that a 'Flamboyant' or a 'Metal flake' finish?

Nice selection of vinyl too!

Thank you sir :)

They call it "candy" but it's the same effect I think.

Glad you couldn't make out the "Kids From Fame" soundtrack :facepalm:
 

KondratievsBike

Dave Yates Fan
YankeeDan":3jxeqed6 said:
Wow! Looks fantastic. Eagerly awaiting the rest of the build. Perhaps you might even get the cyclocross outer chainring guard for the Stronglight 93? There is one on Ebay now, but not cheap.

Thanks v much :D

I saw that outer ring... may have to ponder that...
 

KondratievsBike

Dave Yates Fan
allenh":egawjgu9 said:
Looking good and I'm liking the decals, where did you get them?

They're great aren't they? They are by Greg Softley of cyclomondo.net. He's in Australia so the postage is a killer and they aren't cheap but they are really good quality and he is super-helpful - which is a good thing as you may have noticed my deliberate mistake in locating the seat tube decal too low!!!
 
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